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  1. "Great atmosphere to work in."

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    • 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.


  2. "Great place to build your career!"

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

    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


  3. "Great Leadership and Growth Opportunities"

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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

    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.


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  5. "Dynamic place to work!!"

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    • 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

    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.


  6. "A great option in the Niagara Region"

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    • 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

    I have been working at Circus World Displays full-time (More than 5 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. There is no sign of downsizing in the foreseeable future.

    Perks are getting better. New benefits plan which has good coverage and family coverage. Education funds. A lot of little things like team lunches, events, fitness incentive, subsidized coffee machine....

    A company in Niagara that is not effected or controlled by the tourism industry.

    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.


  7. "Great Little Company"

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    • 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 (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.


  8. "Great Place to Kickoff My Professional Career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Niagara Falls, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing 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

    CWD is an excellent place to work. I've been at CWD for just under 2 years and report to one of the Managing Directors of the company.

    For anyone who reads these reviews on GlassDoor, I would highly recommend applying and seeing if CWD is a good fit for you.

    -Hire recent College/University Grads. This is encouraging to see.
    -Employer cares about the general well-being of the employees. Work/life balance and full use of vacation time encouraged.
    -Collaboration with fellow employees makes the creative process a lot easier.
    -Fun to go to work everyday knowing you're helping to create real world products that you might use in your everyday life.
    -Opinion is valued and your feedback is at the very least considered and taken seriously.
    -Marketing team is allowed to experiment and test ideas/concepts pretty freely. You're encouraged to get away from your desk.
    -Fun team events every few months with the cost fully covered by employer. Giveaways of products all the time.
    -Director is accommodating and understanding for personal issues that may require time off.
    -Director is incredibly down to earth despite success of the company - Approachable and encourages you to seek advice.

    Product Managers are very knowledgeable, Designers are talented, Marketing Team is creative and those that stick around here for 2+ years tend to fit in well to the culture of the workplace.

    Like any job, as an employee, it's important to leave your ego at the door. Being open to others opinions/experiences and not having a "know-it-all" attitude is an important factor for success at CWD. Stubbornness and Negativity do not fare well.

    Cons

    -Things are constantly changing here. You need to be very sharp and willing to move onto another project on a whim.
    -Due to growth and changes, sometimes following proper procedures can become overwhelming to follow.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work towards growth of company and reward those who stick to the company road map


  9. "Team oriented atmosphere with opportunities to progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)


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    "Rapid growth company"

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

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

    Pros

    -Continuous year over year financial growth/success despite competing in hyper-competetive market segments and current period of global economic uncertainty
    -Rapid company growth frequently opening up new positions and opportunities for internal staff
    -Now a medium size business (100+ staff); opinions and ideas are valued, listened to and promoted from all levels of the company
    -Compensation is fair, those who achieve are well rewarded
    -Excellent HR screening process, it's a pleasure to work with positive and inspired individuals. The few bad apples/poor performers that get thru are typically dealt with promptly
    -Company committed to work/life balance
    -Company committed to continuous improvement, utilizes staff to create and implement change, not a top-down/trickle-down approach
    -Young workforce, often ambitious and energetic

    Cons

    -Relatively high employee turnover(~20%), causes minor disruptions to business flow
    -Due to rapid growth, some departments/autonomy/procedures not keeping up with the needs of the business
    -Young workforce, inexperience sometimes a hinderance

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to push towards vision/goals


  11. "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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