Circus World Displays - Don't Settle! | Glassdoor.ca
  1. 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 the death out of everyone - hr went... from 5 employees to 1 at the end of 2014 - turnover was 40% for 2014 - once an employee leaves, they are badly talked about by managing directors or asked to work from home for their last two weeks so they do not talk to other employees - wage is low, hence why young professionals are hired - recruitment process drags on - to get ahead, you have to stay late. If you like to go home right at 5:00PM (because almost 9 hours isn't enough for them) and see your family - you wont make it at CWD. It shows them you are not putting your "all" into the company - many meetings are wasted on overly discussing employees growth. That employee falls behind on their work and ends up staying late putting most action items from meeting on the back burner. - computer usage monitored like its some sport to the BOD - cameras in every office, which the BOG watched from their phone to make sure other employees are not on their phone. Huge trust issues.

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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

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "good place to work"

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    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
  2. Helpful (5)

    "AVOID"

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    Former Employee - Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are young and need experience you can climb the ranks quickly since turnover is so high.

    Cons

    micromanagement owners will lie and avoid paying wages/benefits you are entitled to owners can't get along you have no creative freedom or autonomy you will be written up if you are not at your desk at exactly 8:15 you will be required to work after hours with no OT. wages are low, they will try to lowball you when hiring hiring process is absurdly long and repetitive company is splitting apart currently,... sales are falling because they are constantly trying to rehire processes require numerous approvals to get anything done which becomes frustrating over time decisions are made off the cuff with no real evidence or research owners will ask you to try to rip off third party partners/service providers and therefore you will be caught in the crossfire

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    Advice to Management

    They've been receiving the advice they needed to hear for years. They choose not to listen to it and because of this their company is failing. It is unfortunate as this place had the potential to bring a lot of work and economic prosperity to the Niagara region.

    Circus World Displays2019-07-19

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