Canadian Solar
2.8 of 5 8 reviews
www.canadian-solar.com Kitchener, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 02, 2014

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2.8 8 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Canadian Solar Chairman, President, and CEO Shawn X. Qu

Shawn X. Qu

(5 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Quality Assurance Supervisor (Former Employee)
Guelph, ON

I worked at Canadian Solar full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThere are set procedures in this company

ConsI did not receive any result uptill now after passing all my interviews and reference checks

Advice to Senior ManagementI would advice the management to investigate where is the problem and enforce strict rules to overcome such type of happenings in future

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It pays the bills

Production Worker (Current Employee)
Guelph, ON

I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time for more than a year

Pros- Friendly co-workers
- Talent is recognized with career advancement opportunities
- Being involved in green energy
- Fair wages and night shift premiums

Cons- Working in a vulnerable industry
- Poor foresight from management
- Continental shifts aren't ideal for people with families

Advice to Senior Management- Communicate better all around - with workers and your fellow management!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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An industry leader, but bogged down in inefficient processes and lack of communication between departments

Sales (Current Employee)
Guelph, ON

I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking on projects that involve Solar Power
Large vertically integrated company

ConsInefficient office procedures
Lack of communication between departments
Lack of direction from senior management

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to show some vision and some direction of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A very unprofessional place to try and work

Customer Service (Former Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

I worked at Canadian Solar full-time for less than a year

ProsThere are some nice people in the marketing and finance departments who come to work to do their job and who are very professional too.

ConsWhere do I begin? This place is run by bullies. They insult coworkers regularly and gossip is rampant. They set up people to fail if they don't like them and talking loudly and swearing is common here. And if you are bold enough to speak up to management it gets worse. Ironically you have to take a harassment course when you start working there and everything they say they will not tolerate...is tolerated.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake IMMEDIATE actions towards bullies and protect people that are there to work and be professional. Don't close your doors and allow it because that person has been there for a long time. And then when someone comes to you for support PLEASE back them up with the appropriate action and please let it remain anonymous so that person is not subject to more retaliation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not your average 9-5

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time for less than a year

Pros*Conducive environment for fine-tuning and strengthening your professional skills,
*Fast-pace, metrics-drive environment
*Dynamic leadership
*Globalized and international outlook T
*The team is filled with talented individuals who care about their performance.

ConsIf you are based in SF/Oakland, it is a bit of a commute

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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the good company, if you wanna a quiet life

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time

Prosgood work/life balance, people there are nice

Consgrowth is quite limited, i don't see too much the future for myself.

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Operation Coordinator (Former Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

I worked at Canadian Solar full-time for less than a year

ProsGood money and busy work schedule

ConsInconsiderate supervisor and intolerable amount of swearing

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be considerate and act professionally in the office environment. Less favoritism and attacking language can make the office environment a much friendlier and less stressful place to work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Going downhill

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Canadian Solar

ProsThe CEO has a good vision but needs to up the morale. Company has a relatively good product for a good price.

ConsThe company is too focused on cutting costs/corners in every level at the expense of its employees. Employees are constantly worried that they will be fired/laid off due to management's fear tactics. There is a lot of nepotism, favortism, and backstabbing going around. Employees that have been there for years have not seen raises. Low to zero appreciation for employees or their efforts.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in managers that are not just out for themselves but that see the big picture and genuinely are interested in seeing their employees develop. The employee morale will see a boost if you do this. Invest in your employees and see them as an asset instead of a liability. Ditch the fear tactics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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