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Circus World Displays Reviews

Updated 7 May, 2017
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Raj Jain and Deepak Jain
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Pros
  • Work/life balance and full use of vacation time encouraged (in 10 reviews)

  • Awesome company events, monthly luncheons, out of office team events, yearly family picnic (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Board of directors two brothers (in 3 reviews)

  • Employees are expected to stay late on a regular basis (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Business, high pace and exciting."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Niagara, ON
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Niagara, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (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.


  2. "Opaque"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers benefits

    Pays more than minimum wage

    40 hrs/week

    3rd party training cost reimbursements

    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Will hire on with a contract position for a specific role, but then request that you do things outside of your job description.

    Constant pressure to write Glassdoor reviews.

    Only allowed 3 sick days before you are considered a risk and they start building a case against you.

    Lack of "on job" training for various positions.

    Management is not held accountable for their poor actions that affect the entire department.

    Yearly assessments, for raises, are sometimes considerably late (up to one year late).

    Requested to complete various tasks without information, training, or guidance on how to do it, then reprimanded when it is not the way they expected it.

    CEOs do not get along, which causes tension and clashing of ideas and departments.

    Departments often suffer from lack of communication with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiding things from some employees, but telling others - they're going to find out either way.

    Stop making employees worry about their job by saying "don't worry, your job isn't at risk" over and over

    Stop making comments about the weight of employees and telling them they need to make healthier life decisions

    Stop making people feel bad for using GOVERNMENT ISSUED sick days

    Start taking action on HR complaints


  3. "Great atmosphere to work in."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Returns Processor in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Returns Processor in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Fantastic employees to work with.
    -Great work / life balance
    - Fun corporate events
    - Fair wages
    - Great work schedule
    - Personal development offered through classes and courses paid for every year

    Cons

    - More communication to keep employees in the loop is needed

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate every opportunity you have given me. Your employees appreciate the extra effort you out in for us to better ourselves.


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  5. "Great Work Atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Awesome company events, monthly luncheons, out of office team events, yearly family picnic
    -Benefit package
    -Outstanding bereavement leave if required
    -Our department manager easy to talk to
    -Company owners easy to approach and share personal conversations with

    Cons

    At times improving work procedures takes a bit to time due to all resources have to check it out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your team members. Happy team members only produce great results


  6. "Design Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Graphic Designer in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Junior Graphic Designer in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Education funded, amazing team, amazing boss, and higher boss, Always room for improving team, self, and design expertise. Great work flow, really interested in the employees satisfaction with their jobs, and their health.

    Cons

    tight deadlines, completed designs may be rejected to the beginning process (Which is a normal thing in the design industry), strange requests (Which is a normal thing in the design industry), sometimes you need to sell why you design what you did, and explain why and how it will help the sales (This is kinda of fun, but some people don't like it)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing in the design team, and implement it throughout the company (Which you are)


  7. "Great place for start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Niagara Falls, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am working in CWD as a warehouse associate on 8 months contract. This is a great place to start career because in CWD they help you to find your career path and provide with a career growth.

    Cons

    Willing to get more Operations experience that would be closely connected to my education


  8. "Great work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They sponsor lunches, team events, in-house training courses and family picnics. Room for advancement if interested. You can approach any BOD or management about a concern or suggestion. The value you as a person and are very receptive to your family members.

    Cons

    They need to start profit sharing since we always exceed our goals.

    Advice to Management

    Same as Con


  9. "Great Great Great company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    company's CEOs & employees, company benefits, positive working atmosphere, monthly events

    Cons

    takes time to take certain decisions,

    Advice to Management

    For me everything is flowing very proper way, keep it up and keep believe in you and your employees. We love CWD.


  10. "Room to Grow, Positive environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain experience.
    Fast paced, rarely do you ever have a chance to be bored.
    Suggestions for improvement are taken seriously and implemented to better the company when it makes sense and meets business needs.
    Encouragement to move up in the company and seek out what part of the business suits your skills.
    It is a very positive environment.

    Cons

    Things can be delayed, yearly reviews being one.


  11. "Creative and Forward Thinking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Product Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (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.


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