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Circus World Displays CEO Raj Jain and Deepak Jain (no image)
Raj Jain and Deepak Jain
3 Ratings
  1. "Creative and Forward Thinking"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Creative and Forward Thinking! Teamwork Approach Always Striving for Excellence Stable and Considerate Poised for Massive Growth Standard Operating Procedures

    Cons

    The company is currently in a high growth period so restructuring presents its challenges. Too many balls in the air sometimes. I think all companies struggle with these issues. Strive for faster more educated decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to align the company to your vision Allow yourself to grow and build trust in your employees.

    Circus World Displays2015-05-29
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Please avoid. Seriously."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great colleagues - Opportunity for business travel - Product development is rewarding

    Cons

    - Toxic corporate culture, one where most people talk about exit strategies - Questionable leadership - Group gatherings feel like they're planned for photos ops more than for fun

    Advice to Management

    - Please keep in mind that the way you treat employees deeply effects them in and outside of the office.

    Circus World Displays2019-07-10
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Avoid At All Costs"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circus World Displays full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some great people work here.

    Cons

    Worst company and worst employer I've ever worked for. The business is family owned and the brothers can't seem to agree on anything. The tension is palpable whenever they're together and it makes for very awkward meetings. The older brother is extremely socially awkward, dishonest, and is completely out of touch with the real world. He micromanages to an extreme, sets unachievable goals and expectations, and... has no respect for other people's time. Despite always asking for it, he doesn't value feedback and just uses it against you, so it's best to just smile and nod and keep your mouth shut. That's what most people in the company have learned to do. He doesn't trust his staff or listen to anyone's advice or strategies and then blames everyone for poor performance and declining sales, when he really only has himself to blame for his failing business. The company's mission is to "Create What's Different" but they do the complete opposite. They are focused on outdated policies and procedures that keep people from actually getting any work done. If you're literally just two minutes late, you're written up, but there is no appreciation for the hours you may spend working after end of day. There are a lot of good people who work there but turnover is extremely high. 80% of the staff I talked to wish they worked elsewhere but with not many options in the Niagara area, they feel stuck. The recruitment process also takes forever (several months of countless interviews) and there is no training. They also seem to favour younger and inexperienced workers who unfortunately don't know any better, all so they can manipulate them and use them as scapegoats when things go wrong. If you want to be a lemming who is overworked, undervalued, and underpaid, this is the place for you.

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff, appreciate them more, treat them better, and let go of the reins sometimes.

    Circus World Displays2017-11-23
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Business, high pace and exciting."

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Niagara, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is growing and if successful can have large impact and grow within the company. People there are great. Focused on culture, provide rewards and corporate lunches once a month. Safe and clean environment.

    Cons

    Turnover is an issue. High expectations. Compensation package could improve with regards to vacation, lieu time and pay at some levels. It has been improving but recent contracts removed lieu time which means if you work 60 hour week, no compensation or time off but instead built into your pay.

    Advice to Management

    I think all companies can benefit from valuing their employees more. This is something that would help CWD with the turnover and retention issues. The focus has always been growing the business and I believe that is obviously more important but to take the company to the next level we need more focus on the value of employees.

    Circus World Displays2017-03-13
  5. "Team oriented atmosphere with opportunities to progress"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CWD is a dynamic and fast-paced business. The environment is professional without feeling too stuffy or stuck up. Since it's a relatively young company, there really aren't any "lifers" or know-it-all types around. New hires are welcomed by the team and usually integrate quickly. Management has made a good effort to encourage a team environment, and holds regular company and department events. For almost all... employees, the hours are 8:00-5:00, Monday-Friday with no overtime expected. The work/life balance is good and nobody is expected to answer cell phones after 5:00 etc. All full-time employees receive benefits and management is flexible when time-off is needed for appointments and family matters. Tuition reimbursement is available for qualifying courses. There are opportunities to move up in the company, and most current managers have been promoted from within. It's a great place to gain experience and take on new challenges to grow your skill set.

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    Cons

    -Being a fast-paced environment, change comes quickly and relatively often. -Management has high expectations and holds employees accountable (not a con but some people have a hard time with this)

    Circus World Displays2014-10-17
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Please avoid this place. It's not worth the job experience you get, even if you're really good at dealing with negativi"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everything here is honest - this is not a joke and please consider everything said seriously. - Cut down your coffee intake - Breaks not allowed until 10:30am, and this includes salary staff - Click with your colleagues - Everyone talks about the same thing, where the next job openings in Niagara are - Multitasking - Never sleep in again - If you're one minute late you'll get written up, I did.

    Cons

    - Pay - Morale - Negativity follows you home - Stressful - Led by fear - Stressful - Most importantly, the Co-CEOs have had little experience in the work world other than working for their parents and now for their own business. You will be one of their servants - and this isn't far off, it's part of their culture.

    Advice to Management

    - Congratulation to middle management for dealing with what you have to date - Co-CEOs, sorry, but you're a joke. You can balance books and say what you want about your company to friends, family, and other businesses, but enough is enough. Your poor behaviour towards employees needs to stop. I'm short of filing a complaint with the Ministry of Labour.

    Circus World Displays2014-07-30
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not for those with experience or their own ideas...."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - a fast paced environment and constant change - electronics knowledge will improve greatly

    Cons

    - recently most of senior managment gone- Product Manager, Customer Support Manager, Ops Manager, Senior Sales Exec, VP Product Development and H/R Manager all within 6-9 months - Managing Directors are too hands on, micro-manage to the extreme - rates of pay are not competitive compared with industry

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people to do their jobs...Hire some people with experience again....

    Circus World Displays2013-05-13
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