Canon Canada Inc
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Stagnant company that exists in it's own bubble

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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.

Pros

Good work, life balance

Cons

Management and no career growth
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life-balance job

I love how independent I can work.The management team holds you back, supports you when you have questions; the team is collaborative and helpful. You must have an independent approach to succeed; no one will be watching you all the time, your numbers must tell your efforts.

Pros

life balance, the compensation plan is clear and structured.

Cons

micro management
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Lovely customers but maleficent management

Lovely customers, but the office atmosphere was dull. Also, the managers at this location were maleficent, repugnant, and confused. Management are dimwits and they try to pull you down with them.

Pros

Lovely customers

Cons

Maleficent management
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Not what it seems

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 - 
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Not good

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

Pros

employee discounts

Cons

poor management, favouritism, pay
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Old School Political Untrustworthy

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.

Pros

The day you find a job somewhere else and leave Canon!

Cons

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.
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Sales there is sucks.

The industry is dying. Poor management. Not fair treatment. Rigged system. Manager asked about background and religion. Monotonous work. No skills development.

Cons

Manager asked about background and religion.
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Exceptional Organization

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.

Pros

Strong Leadership, great work environment

Cons

Challenging industry
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Hard workers, tend to micromanage

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.
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friendly environment

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!
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Productive and Fun

Productive and Fun Friendly and Supportive Management is great Colleagues are great Highly Recommended Salary and Perks are great Other staff is great
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Great place to work

Company is a well established organization. Great benefits and management. A lot of great training to build your career. Career growth is well laid out.
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Good sturdy sales job

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
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Nice place to Work

Worked independently and in a team environment. Co-workers were friendly. When you speak with a colleague for more than 5 minutes you are frowned upon. Every one keeps to their team , hardly any interaction with other departments Management is okay however better communication is required.
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too much micromanagement

the job was good. too many rules and too much oversite. not enough work to keep a technician enthusiastic and challenged. Colleagues were excellent and always willing to lend a hand or advice
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Belle entreprise pour le travail

Compétitif tout en étant respectueux des employés. Portfolio de produits varié et très avant gardiste.
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Sales oriented at all costs.

Cons: Work Life balance does not exist. Very little flexibility. Sales teams are provided more incentives, perks and remuneration then any other staff. "Live to work" mentality Pros: -great insurance
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About Canon

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.
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exciting workplace

Canon was a fun place to work for but it offered me more than it could deliver, in terms of money. I enjoyed working for Canon and the people, fun and energetic people.
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Old school

Old school management stressful place not human, they only care about sales and revenue. They don’t listen to employees opinions they just want to reach numbers and they are never satisfied
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Fun workplace but very low salary

very low salary for the job industry. No need for micro management because it stresses more than the customer that is asking for support. can also offer work from home during winter.
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