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Updated Jul 12, 2019

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Raj Jain and Deepak Jain
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "CWD is a growth based comapny so you are always learning new things and they are open to new ways of achieving their goals(in 16 reviews)

  • "Benefits for full time employees, established company, paid training and courses, company events a few times a year(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Stress can often be high in the wake of a fast paced and ever-growing/ever changing environment(in 7 reviews)

  • "both managing directors asked current employees to write positive reviews on this site(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company with Great Employees!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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    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.

    Circus World Displays2015-06-05
  2. Helpful (12)

    "Don't Settle!"

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

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

    Pros

    - fellow employees are wonderful to work with - not working at CWD

    Cons

    - every day, employees walk into a beige building with bars on the windows - both managing directors asked current employees to write positive reviews on this site - the one managing director uses big words he hears from educated employers and ends up sounding unprofessional - the BOD is formed of a mom and dad and their two sons, good luck with that - the BOD micro manages...

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    Advice to Management

    - pointless, as they will ask someone to write a positive review so they don't have to focus on the negative ones.

    Circus World Displays2015-01-13
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Seasoned professionals avoid"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Circus World Displays

    Pros

    The employees are great- youthful and full of ambition

    Cons

    Senior management micro manages the living soul out of the place. No one has any decision making abilities and every decision is scrutinized down to irrelevant details. This is why they like new grads- because they don't have the business knowledge to question the illogical processes currently in place. They have surveillance cameras in every office, hallway and lunchroom which they can access from their cell phones because...

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    Advice to Management

    They won't listen- but they should take the guidance and advice of the people they hire. They are far more knowledgable then you are.

    Circus World Displays2014-12-11
  4. "A place where you can make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A Toronto-like company in Niagara. Didn't need to leave home to do what I love. - People here are awesome to work with. Friendly, funny and unique. - Room to grow. The company is growing every year and believes in internal promotion, There are a lot of opportunities for someone to learn and move up even cross department. - Culture: great company events, contests, draws, parties, monthly lunches on the company, example:...

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    Cons

    Not cons, things to consider: - Face paced: team members must be adaptable, flexible, open minded, organized, manage & prioritize tasks - Be ready to work, show your value and contribute. No person here floats. - You can make a difference at this company if you try. You do need to put an effort in and give solutions, instead of complain. - Do not expect to come out of college/university and make the amount an experienced...

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    Advice to Management

    - Keep on the path of investing in your employees and making CWD a social place. - Get rid of silly rules that make people grumble like coffee before 10am. Leave that with their managers. - Make sure everywhere has an understanding of where we are are going as a company and why. Invite them to share in that vision. - I suggest sprucing the buildings up a bit more

    Circus World Displays2014-11-14
  5. Helpful (11)

    "3 of these reviews are not like the others"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niagara Falls, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hours are reasonable. Fast pace, not boring. Events and bbq's held throughout the year.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standards. Micromanagement from the Managing directors, who are unable to trust the people they have hired. Big brother is certainly watching. Security cameras, frequent & random walks through departments by the board of directors. High turnover, constantly showing someone new what to do, only to watch them leave in a months time. Majority of...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who have experience doing the job they are there to do, and then listen to them. Allow the experts to show you how things should be run.

    Circus World Displays2013-11-19
  6. 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
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to gain experience, not to stay for your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience and hires inexperienced students mostly Health/Dental benefits are 80% covered (not great, but don't have to pay any extra) HR is fantastic, will give you sound advice and help you navigate through multiple career paths

    Cons

    Managing directors make all decisions and will not allow you to make your own decisions without their final approval Poor pay Benefits for anyone but yourself are expensive ($130+ a month) High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees the power to make decisions. Pay your employees competitively to decrease turnover

    Circus World Displays2013-01-29
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