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Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (8)
    36.363636363636%
    Good (7)
    31.818181818182%
    Satisfactory (3)
    13.636363636364%
    Subpar (4)
    18.181818181818%
    3.36
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    20%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (4)
    80%
    1.54

Reviews for Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.36 Employees say
1.54 Applicants say
  • 21.Mar 2018 (Last edit 22.Mar 2018)
  • Employee

Company Culture

The company's stated values (ethics, service, honesty etc) are admirable, even if enforcement in practice is less than consistent.

Support from management

Dependent on location. A couple managers were honest and supportive. My last was a downright toxic leech who took most credit for the site's success despite doing almost zero work and dumping an impossible workload onto everyone else. Upper management (see above comment on oversight) would accept each manager's picture of their own site, true or false, without making any effort to engage with the workers directly.

Teamwork

Again, highly dependent on the assigned site. Each manager ran their own location with next to no oversight, which let them either participate as part of the team or sit around and refuse to do any work. Dissatisfied employees had no recourse except asking to be moved elsewhere (which meant a risk of having a grueling commute or possibly getting dismissed). For the most part, non-managerial employees were uniformly good workers willing to help each other.

Freedom to work independently

Depends whether you have a good supervisor or incompetent micromanager.

Internal Communication

When working under contract as part of a site team, it was usually easy to forget there was anyone else out there. We'd get occasional newsletters and visits from upper management, almost none of which had any relevance to me or my job. We may have been the most important level of workers (on account of doing all the actual day-to-day work), but never got asked for opinions, suggestions or feedback of any kind.

Career Development

There's precious little advancement available in the company itself for anything besides management (though benefits did include tuition assistance).

Overall compensation for your work

The pay was merely adequate and the annual raises were actually insulting (no more than 1-2%). During my several years in this post we got one good holiday bonus, a couple tiny ones (i.e. 100 or less), and most years none at all. Other benefits and PTO were pretty good.

Office / Work Environment

The environment was heavily dependent on each site's host company. Most were at least pleasant and acceptable.

Work-Life Balance

Regular 8-5 hours were consistent as could be with good vacation/sick time. Travel time could get ridiculous, while there was no extra reimbursement for anything under 25 miles. Some years they held an evening meeting/dinner in a very inconvenient location requiring travel & tolls, which we'd be harassed and sometimes threatened over if unwilling/unavailable to attend.

Job Security

Company follows the travesty known as at-will employment. You can have a superb record with every single person except your own manager, but still get fired over invented problems and patently false accusations.

Suggestions for improvement

  • More oversight for people at all levels, not just micromanagement for the workers everything else depends on, and pay commensurate with what work is worth
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Canon Solutions America, Inc.
  • City
    Melville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration
  • 01.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Diversity in people and went on high Sen values

Support from management

The support from Management at times fell threw the cracks, and at times management was unavailable

Teamwork

When I worked with Canon all team members worked together as a whole

Freedom to work independently

Freedom of work, and ideas were available in the positions that were held

Internal Communication

Communications in any company or business always needs improvement

Gender Equality

Gender Equality did not matter if male or female. We worked as a whole

Attitude towards older colleagues

Who's old.... we all worked together as a team and everyone had respect for each other

Career Development

The company was always working on improving with online education

Overall compensation for your work

Not all the time

Office / Work Environment

The environment of where you worked, has different conditions. In my case it was fine, always room for improvement

Environmental Friendliness

We always worked with environment separation such as cardboard, trash recyclables and batteries were put in separate containers

Work-Life Balance

I used to take work problems home with me and didn't sleep to well, but as the years went by, work remained at work and home remained at home

Company Image

Yes I was

Job Security

No businesses today has job security

Handicapped Accessibility

Needed improvement

Workplace Safety

Safety was the No.1 in our workplace, but small incidental accidents do happen

Challenging Work

Yes I was

Inclusive / Diverse

Within the company that you worked for, opinions were always supported by the client

Suggestions for improvement

  • When a position is about to be eliminated, the company should help in finding another opportunity within the company

What I like about the company

The job and my customers who I worked with

What I dislike about the company

No comment

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Canon Solutions America, Inc.
  • City
    Schaumburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I feel there is a lot of corruptness and favoratism within this company. People buy managers $300 gifts, then get promotions and special rewards. There is no sense of comraderary.

What I like about the company

I was able to make an upward transfer to a department making more money than where I started.

What I dislike about the company

While there is opportunity to advance, there is a ceiling. After reaching a level 3, there is no upward advancement without uprooting your family and leaving the state. Supervisory positions are few and far between, as well as managerial positions.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Canon Solutions America, Inc.
  • City
    Burlington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 22 employees say

    Excellent (8)
    36.363636363636%
    Good (7)
    31.818181818182%
    Satisfactory (3)
    13.636363636364%
    Subpar (4)
    18.181818181818%
    3.36
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    20%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (4)
    80%
    1.54

kununu score comparisons

Canon Solutions America, Inc.
3.02
27 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Electronics)
3.28
49,217 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,835,000 reviews