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Raj Jain and Deepak Jain
23 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Not For Most"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people here are great

    Cons

    This company is unlike any that I know, and not in a good way. I am also very perplexed as to who the people are here that have been giving such high reviews. To break it down for you, this company is run by a family, with two disagreeing brothers as the managing directors. That right there is a major issue for why things are difficult. They rarely agree on issues that they should clearly be aligned with. One brother,...

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    Advice to Management

    Let go a little bit.

    Circus World Displays2018-12-06
  2. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circus World Displays for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good hours and decent pay for niagara

    Cons

    tough management but they were fair

    Circus World Displays2018-11-27
  3. "An Engaging place to work that is open minded."

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

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work if you are interested in a challenging and fast paced work environment. CWD is a growth based comapny so you are always learning new things and they are open to new ways of achieving their goals. Pay, focus on goals and cool people to work with.

    Cons

    It’s hard for the company to find solid people, as Niagara Falls doesn’t have the workforce we need.

    Advice to Management

    Cut some of the smaller time wastes like smaller goals and focus on the big ones all out.

    Circus World Displays2018-09-30
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not a Good Workplace to Develop Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good education fund. - Good and friendly co-workers. - Employee discounts are good.

    Cons

    - Extremely low compensation. I have been here for almost 5 years and got promoted once, yet my salary has barely risen to be noticeable due to the huge rise in the cost of living. Take the median job salary on Payscale.com and minus 5-10k. - The owner(s) of the company have trust issues in their employees. - Bonuses are promised on interview but goals are kept secret. Goals are completely unrealistic. Expect to only...

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    Advice to Management

    - If you truly care about your employees. You will reward them with fair compensation. They are not a means to your end. The cost of living is rising and we are feeling the sting. - Please make corporate goals realistic - Update the building. Looking and beige and dirty white walls all day is excruciating . - Be nice to your employees and genuinely act interested in them.

    Circus World Displays2018-09-24
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Well intended but misses the mark"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits for full time employees, established company, paid training and courses, company events a few times a year.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to a level that completely cripples the company's ability to do anything. No empowerment at all. Leadership does not lead by example (do what I say don't do what I do). Reviews are not done on time, some people have gone more than 2 years without a performance review or a cost of living increase let alone an actual raise. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Don't ask for their opinions and then be surprised when they are unhappy that you completely disregard what they have said. Bring your salaries up to at least average for comparable roles. Give staff the opportunity to develop, you can't grow into a leadership role if you have no ability to make a decision.

    Circus World Displays2018-09-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Growth Oriented Company"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Investment on employees - Everyone get funds to cover education/training anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. 2. Strong and Stable financially - Products are sold in all mass retail stores : BestBuy, Costco, Walmart, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby etc. 3. Opportunity of Growth - Employees can receive multiple promotions within few years, it's great to see employees jumping up the corporate ladder much faster in this...

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    Cons

    1. Compensation - Low to Average range compensation. However, if you are great in your job you may get raise and promotion quite fast (1-2 years). 2. Extra Hours - Many salaried employees need to put in extra hours to cover up for open/vacant positions. No overtime payment for salaried employees. 3. Employee Shortage- There is always shortage of employee because of location. Sometimes one person is doing 2 people job...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Change the vision from "We believe all people should be empowered." to "We believe all people should feel empowered." The difference in "be" and "feel" is huge. It requires less judgement from our side, and asking question to the people for empowering them. 2. Move to Toronto area. Please open satellite office asap to accommodate growth and employee shortage. At this point, the only reason that is stopping growth...

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    Circus World Displays2018-09-21
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Owners do not trust employees, Smoke and mirrors."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -There has been an exodus of managers leaving, but the ones that remain are great

    Cons

    - Owners do not trust employees on the duties they were hired for - Goals of departments are unrealistic, bonuses are promised during the interview but the unrealistic goals are not mentioned - Compensation is low and always stays below inflation. Compensation will only go up in small increments even if performance is considered "Great". - Work hours are not ideal - They claim to have work/life balance, but you...

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    Advice to Management

    - Follow up on your promises and invest in employees. Do not just do the bare minimum. Do not confuse regular humane working conditions as "good work life balance" - Reward your employees with financial compensation not "Corporate events" - Consider being a union.

    Circus World Displays2018-09-21
  8. "Great place to work in"

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    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

    1.friendly environment and great co-workers 2. too much learning opportunities courses 3.feel freedom to do job 4.it's easy to concentrate on your job without disturbing, meaning high efficiency

    Cons

    there is not enough office space for more and more employee

    Circus World Displays2018-09-19
  9. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time

    Pros

    Supportive of personal and professional development. Great team collaboration . Company always looking to improve with feedback. Builds team through corporate events. Good training process for new employees. Management is very supportive.

    Cons

    -Lack of human capital and resources, unable to achieve all goals and projects to the level they can be. -Team members feel pressured to take part in after hours activities (training, events etc). Work life balance is difficult. - Moderate Compensation benefits.

    Circus World Displays2018-03-19
  10. 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 (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...

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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
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