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Raj Jain and Deepak Jain
24 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. 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 2 years

    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
  2. 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 4 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
  3. 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 4 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...

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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
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid"

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

    I worked at Circus World Displays full-time

    Pros

    Full time employment in area Good co-workers If you love structure - this is the place for you

    Cons

    Like any review read the good and the bad. There are legitimate ones on both ends. Be aware that management strongly pressures employees to write reviews here. Many will obviously write positive reviews about their current workplace. Management will constantly harass you to write a review until you say you wrote one. I would not recommend working here. It saddens me to say that because I would want the best hires...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide more of a work life balance to your employees. For many people this place is a job, and they are not as personally invested as you are (you don't give them a reason to be invested)

    Circus World Displays2017-05-01
  6. "Great atmosphere to work in."

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

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

    Circus World Displays2016-12-12
  7. "Great place to build your career!"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Circus World Displays

    Pros

    Positive work environment, team orientated, training for team members,company events, monthly lunches, work life balance

    Cons

    I do not think there are any cons

    Circus World Displays2015-06-08
  8. "Great Leadership and Growth Opportunities"

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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

    Overall a great place to work where the corporate culture is positive and employees are focused on bringing success to all aspects of the company. - They promote from within - Great work life balance - Really cool products - Focused on growth for the company and for employees - Good facilities/building management - Great benefits (Health, Gym, Training, Education)

    Cons

    - Horizontal Organizational Structure can led to delays in decision making Hard to find other constructive criticism. The company has worked hard to address any employee concerns and are always willing to receive suggestions for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Provide managers with more decision making authority to improve efficiency and increase productivity. Continue to be employee focused and work on sustainable growth.

    Circus World Displays2015-05-28
  9. "Dynamic place to work!!"

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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

    CWD is a fast growing company in the consumer electronics business. It has well known and respected brands in the market place led by gifted entrepreneurs and highly trained professionals. It promotes a good work-life balance and is support of motivated employees who wish to grow their careers. CWD strives to create a positive work environment by creating team social events during the course of the year.

    Cons

    The senior management make all the decision leaving middle management with little authority.

    Circus World Displays2014-11-10
  10. "A great option in the Niagara Region"

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

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance is very good. If you budget your time well you will rarely be there outside of 8-5. The company is big enough to be a major competitor in what they do but small enough that you can see your handprints on the end results. It takes some time to build trust, but once you do in many positions you will have the freedom to make your own decisions and plans to achieving your goals. Business is sound....

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    Cons

    Turnover is coming down but still on the high side. This could be improved by the employee and company making sure the fit is right prior to hiring.

    Circus World Displays2014-11-10
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