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This is a safe, stagnant place to work where long-term employees (25-35 years on the job) are just waiting to retire. Everyone is trying to protect their job and nobody wants to take a risk. Very old school, typical Japanese company. This is definitely not a progressive environment and it really is a bubble that is ignorant of the outside business environment.
Good work, life balance
Management and no career growth
Easily the worst part of the job is the constant micro managing and it has gotten worse since COVID. They will promise you base accounts but it’s 95% hunt. Printers are a declining market and the competitors seem to always have lower prices. Base pay is very low and they combine your car allowance in there so if you are unlucky and get a territory far away then you are on the losing end every time. Commissions are not much better it’s only a couple hundred dollars per copier. Benefits are mediocre at best, you buy into it with your health spending account and in the end your HSA doesn’t exist. As a sales rep you are required to usher the entire sales process all the way to training the customer, this takes away a lot of your time to go out and sell and then they wonder why sales are down. There is far more admin work involved than actual selling. Lots of red tape with HQ in Ontario and very hard to get approvals. They make you generate daily excel reports and crm updating that management doesn’t actually look at but require you to do so anyways so they can “see” you are “working”, huge waste of time again. As a commercial rep start off selling to small businesses that don’t really need or care for printers and if you are lucky you get a sale it’s just 1-2 units a month (after being turned away 100-200 times). If you make it to corporate sales then it is more comfortable and pays better BUT there are hybrid corporate-lite reps there who eats away at your medium sized business sales in YOUR assigned territory in turn making it harder for you to move up. Very high turn - more...
Big name company but very partial to certain employees. Difficult to move up ladder or department unless part of the favouritism group/community.No work/life balance and stressful to get time off and vacation approved
poor management, favouritism, pay
Unfortunately one of the worst places I have ever worked at. The "Canon" name attracts many to apply, but the "canon" experience is anything but positive. High turnover with a core group of "Lifers" who rule the company like it's their own empire. Backstabbing and manipulative Machiavellian behaviours abound. Stay away unless you are absolutely desperate for a job. Even then, keep looking for something better so your stay at Canon will be as short as possible.
The day you find a job somewhere else and leave Canon!
Manipulation, disrespect, poor management, a business that is shrinking more and more every year, Who buys cameras anymore?, Office Copiers are awfully quiet these days.
Canon Ottawa is a collaborative environment, from the Manager down. Everyone works hard with a focus on achieving a common goal. Support from Management is strong. If you are willing to adapt to the Canon way of doing things and work hard, the organization will always support you. Management at the Ottawa branch has strong leadership, meaning you are supported and also given enough opportunity to grow as a professional.
Strong Leadership, great work environment
Canon was a great place to work if you liked a highly structured work environment. They had lots of what I thought were very silly rules that reminded me of kindergarten. But in terms of the work itself and the people, I would recommend it.
For a technology company they are very old school. 9-5 (No flex hours) and no working from home. Low salaries and everyone is afraid to make a decision. Just because people have stayed for so many years doesn't always mean it's a good thing. They are just to lazy to make a move and lack ambition. Personally not a good experience.
Poor Management. Too old fashioned or more conventional. Team members are very helpful, You work as in a family environment. But the management style is too conservative. Don't ever think you'll bring new ideas in the organization, NADA! You just have to execute whatever they ask you to do. No Question!
Great sales position for a well known brand. Great atmosphere. They are getting a little too analytical with their sales and crm system, but that is a B2B sales issue arising and not just at Canon. Because of the base salary they do feel like they can manage your time for you even if it impedes sales. Would definitely recommend working here though if you are just starting in sales or if you want to slow things down and smell the roses. Not for everybody though. Takes a lot of self discipline and good sales strategies to succeed
To be innovators who deliver exceptional solutions and great customer experiences. Since 1973, Canon Canada has been the leading provider of consumer, business and professional digital imaging innovation. Technology continuously changes, but our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and exceptional customer service never does. Our team takes on real problems and finds solutions that not only enhance the Canon customer experience but also excite us to come to work every single day.
Over all very good employer! The trainings are great and the events are annually held with great Hospitality. The food is subsidized, Great employee discounts and many many more amenities. The only downsize is the company is a bit Japanese Culture oriented, Example they have a bell at 9 AM, at 12 noon for lunch, at 1 PM to return to work, and at 5 PM at the end of the day