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  1. "An Engaging place to work that is open minded."

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    • 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

    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.


  2. "Great Company with Great Employees!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fast paced never boring
    - great atmosphere with great employees
    - Genuinely love what I get to do everyday
    - Benefits
    - great company events, rewards, department lunches, contests, draws, parties, monthly lunches on the company etc.
    - Paid training - whether it be finishing a degree, diploma, or professional development the company will support you
    - discount on products
    - everyone has a part in creating great consumer electronics
    - company is constantly growing and there are many opportunities to advance
    - BOD has recently really begun to put forth an extra effort to make the company a better place by having an open forum where everyone in the company has an opportunity to address any ideas or concerns to help improve the company

    Things to consider:

    - to really be successful at this company you need to prove you are a valuable asset.
    - being negative is not the way to get through in this company. It is definitely picked up on and can hinder your experience and and ability to progress in the company.

    Cons

    - Company is lead by 2 managing directors who may not always be on the same page all the time. This can cause some bottlenecks in projects. Adapting to both different managing styles can also be a challenge, as their pace and processes are very different.
    - management needs to have a bit more authority to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    - Have a little more trust in your employees to make decisions that will better the company and products
    - Keep investing in employees professional development

    SIDE NOTE: Most of the negative reviews are from former employees for a reason. Also we were encouraged to write HONEST reviews. No one is forced to do anything. I stand by review! This is a great company to work for in a great area.

  3. "Room to Grow, Positive environment"

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    • 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.


  4. "Great place to work from entry level up!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Employee 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

    Competitive wages with a growing company. Upper management and CEO's know your name and you are treated as a person and not as a number. They often take time to speak to you and value your honest opinion. From day one I was welcomed by other team members and management with open arms and have never felt more comfortable in a career. It is a very fast paced environment, which may not be for everyone but it is that challenge, I crave. Job satisfaction and seeing the recognition for a job well done helps with self worth and who doesn't enjoy being praised or receiving koodos for a job well done? From entry level to mid and upper management there is room to grow within the company and they look to promote from within. With everything I have learned in my time here, I can honestly say this is the best job I have ever had and I am looking for a long term career here.

    Cons

    As with any small growing company, there is bound to be growing pangs, but if you take these lessons and learn you are better off and will get farther in life and in your career.


  5. "Great Little Company"

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working here for a little over a year now. It's been a great experience so far. The people are great, company is fun, pay is good, and the job is unique (never boring).

    -Training is excellent. They walk you through everything to ensure you're ready for the job.
    - Work/life balance is highly encouraged.
    - Fun department and company events almost monthly.
    - Good benefits.
    - Pay starts off at low-medium, but increases significantly after a year.
    - Management is good; patient, willing to listen, encourages you to express your opinions and ask questions.
    - The company is always looking at ways to keep their employees happy. I.e. product giveaways, recognition board, discounts, CWD "bucks".
    - Smaller company means we all know each other fairly well and enjoy working together.
    - Fast-paced environment means you can learn a lot very quickly and gain more experience in less time.

    Cons

    - Turnover rate is fairly high, although I'm not really sure why.
    - Environment is fast paced. Don't think you can lazily sneak your way up the ladder here. Organization and self-discipline are important traits you'll need to be successful.
    - Some silly little rules like no coffee breaks before 10 am.
    - Too many SOPs to follow.
    - Everything you do needs to be approved by management, which can really slow things down.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced - never a dull moment"

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

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for recent graduates to gain real experience in a fast paced environment.

    815 to 5 with weekends off and a good benefits package.

    Lots of opportunity to grow within the company.

    If looking for a job in Niagara this is your bet.

    Annual performance reviews give you an idea of where you stand in the company as well as a pay increase. Often completed late, but back pay is given for every day missed.

    2 monitors at workstation. May not seem like a big deal, but makes things so much easier

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Not everyone can handle it. Those who can't are let go (or quit shortly after being brought on)

    Productivity is taken very seriously. If you need time for facebook and personal email while you are supposed to be working this job is not for you.

    Pay is competitive, but sometimes managements expectations seem higher than your salary.

    Constant change and high turnover can make things difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Cooontinue working towards keeping happy employees.


  7. "Team oriented atmosphere with opportunities to progress"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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)

  8. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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


  9. "Great company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Circus World Displays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great learning opportunities
    - Fast paced environment, always changing
    - the business is growing so quickly that the opportunity for growth is endless
    - Great corporate culture- monthly summer BBQs, fun events (make your own Sundae, family picnics)
    - Salary is in line with market
    - The company is progressive- always looking for new and better ways of doing things, never stagnant
    - Tons of internal opportunities to progress your career
    - Owners strongly promote work life balance

    Cons

    - The work pace is fast, but those that can't keep up shouldn't be in that industry!

    Advice to Management

    - Great work!
    - Strong corporate culture- keep it up!


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