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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales in Guelph, ON
Current Employee - Sales in Guelph, ON

I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Working on projects that involve Solar Power
Large vertically integrated company

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to show some vision and some direction of the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Team-Oriented Company w/ Real Vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love working here. Almost everyone is really friendly and willing to help. The company is well-managed with awesome work-life balance. There are holiday parties, plenty of free company promo items (T-Shirts, USB drives, caps, etc.). This is by far the best company I have worked at. The company philosophy is great, and Canadian Solar is very well-managed (almost all sales directors have MBA's). The general manager has real leadership, as does the CEO. I am excited to start my career in the solar industry!! (I was formerly in another industry)

    Cons

    None that I can find yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You do NOT want to work here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA (US)

    I worked at Canadian Solar as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at this company is a perfect way to learn on how to NOT manage a company/staff

    Cons

    The USA office is a showcase of an HR nightmare:

    1) Racist and sexist remarks spewed from upper management nearly every day.
    2) No career growth trajectory or promotion plan
    3) unless you are in sales, good luck receiving any respect.
    4) Inappropriate relationships seem to be whole heartily respected
    5) Archaic "office rules". Run almost like a High School
    6) Lies lies lies and more lies coming from the very top
    7) Staff largely uneducated. Major decision makers hardly can string together a sentence of proper English.

    If you go for an interview, I suggest asking the turnover rate of the company and demanding an answer as to why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you live in this country, please respect its laws and culture. Your behavior will not go unnoticed much longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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