- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time (less than an year)Pros
-Benefits (RRSP matching 4%, Dental, Health, Eyes and work boots)
-Work independently without micromanagement.
-Provides basic set of tools neededCons
-Not enough pay for job performed
-Favouritism among promoted and pay raised empoyees
-Lied about where job will lead in interiewAdvice to ManagementAdvice
-Hire people who are competent at their job
-Invest time in the skills and backgrounds of employeesRecommendsPositive OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
The interview process is very basic. It's so vanilla it's not even worth mentioning how ridiculously easy it is to be hired there. They literally will take anyone willing to work for them, especially if you're good looking. Once you're employed there, they'll exploit the heck out of you and try to pay you peanuts for it.
They'll gossip about your performance to co-workers and even make up stuff that isn't true to get your coworkers to dislike you and treat you poorly. Management will even go as far as telling your peers (in Chinese) how much they don't like you and they'll do it right in front of you. If you're smart and don't already know Chinese, learn it BEFORE going to work there so you know when they're talking negatively about you to your peers.
Don't expect management to care about your issues because it's likely that management is the reason why you have a grievance to begin with. Management intentionally poisons the minds of the peer group. This is a strategy they use to create trust amongst the Chinese employees in the US. They create trust so they can use the Chinese speaking employees as spies for when they're living back in China. The C-levels only come to the US a few times a year to maintain their visa status; otherwise, they have key people in the office that they trust to filter information about other employees to them on a daily basis.
They only employ a small group of US people so they can teach the Chinese employees how to do business in the US - and so they can better blend in with & learn the US culture. They call themselves "Canadian Solar", but they're straight up China. Several years ago, after defrauding investors, they used the money they stole to build a manufacturing plant in Canada. But until that point, they had one person who answered a dummy phone in Canada to make it look like they were a Canadian company. They were never a Canadian company. They use the Canadian name only because the CEO and his wife Hanbing Zhang went to college in Canada; otherwise, they're pure China.Negotiation DetailsSadly, I accepted the offer.Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
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Canadian Solar Inc. is one of the leading solar manufacturers in the world, delivering industry leading high efficiency solar cells, solar modules, solar power systems and off grid solar power application solutions. With manufacturing facilities in Canada and China, Canadian Solar has a total module production capacity of 3GW. In the past 13 years, Canadian Solar has been...
Mission: CSI strives to spread the merits of solar energy by providing clean-energy solutions to millions of households worldwide. Since beginning we have sought excellence by...