Canadian Solar
2.8 of 5 8 reviews Kitchener, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 02, 2014

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2.8 8 reviews


80% Approve of the CEO

Canadian Solar Chairman, President, and CEO Shawn X. Qu

Shawn X. Qu

(5 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A very unprofessional place to try and work

Customer Service (Former Employee)
San Ramon, CA (US)

I worked at Canadian Solar full-time for less than a year

ProsThere are some nice people in the marketing and finance departments who come to work to do their job and who are very professional too.

ConsWhere do I begin? This place is run by bullies. They insult coworkers regularly and gossip is rampant. They set up people to fail if they don't like them and talking loudly and swearing is common here. And if you are bold enough to speak up to management it gets worse. Ironically you have to take a harassment course when you start working there and everything they say they will not tolerated.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake IMMEDIATE actions towards bullies and protect people that are there to work and be professional. Don't close your doors and allow it because that person has been there for a long time. And then when someone comes to you for support PLEASE back them up with the appropriate action and please let it remain anonymous so that person is not subject to more retaliation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Going downhill

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Canadian Solar

ProsThe CEO has a good vision but needs to up the morale. Company has a relatively good product for a good price.

ConsThe company is too focused on cutting costs/corners in every level at the expense of its employees. Employees are constantly worried that they will be fired/laid off due to management's fear tactics. There is a lot of nepotism, favortism, and backstabbing going around. Employees that have been there for years have not seen raises. Low to zero appreciation for employees or their efforts.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in managers that are not just out for themselves but that see the big picture and genuinely are interested in seeing their employees develop. The employee morale will see a boost if you do this. Invest in your employees and see them as an asset instead of a liability. Ditch the fear tactics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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