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Circus World Displays Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 5, 2018

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3.3
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Circus World Displays CEO Raj Jain and Deepak Jain (no image)
Raj Jain and Deepak Jain
27 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 15 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. "Awesome Corporate Culture"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Circus World Displays

    Pros

    The corporate culture is great at CWD. Everyone that I met and had the chance to work with during my time at CWD was great and extremely helpful. The company in general implements many initiates to promote team building experiences and events/company gathering during and outside of scheduled work hours. I feel like managers and supervisors have a lot of confidence in their employees and give them freedom to do... and complete their work at their own pace which is great. Micro-management definitely isn't a problem within the company.

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    Cons

    High turnaround of employees can impede business operations work/life balance could improve, especially with many company's recently moving to more initiatives supporting flexible hours, working from home, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Flexible work hours could be beneficial and more communication between departments and management.

    Circus World Displays2018-10-05
  2. 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 a year

    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 company than other similar companies. 4. Great co-workers - They conduct multiple interviews to ensure every new employee is a good fit. They will let go a very poor performer. The end result is that you get to work with awesome group of people. 5. Region - You can live anywhere in St. Catherine or Niagara Falls and it won't take more than 10 minutes to drive to office. Peaceful region. 6. Job Security - As long as employees are performing and co-operating there are no surprise terminations. With Performance Review that company have in place, it is much easier for employees to understand the possibility of termination much before it actually happens.

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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 hurts performance and work/life balance. 4. Minimalist office space - No carpet floor or fancy vending machines; More like a warehouse feeling 5. Aggressive company - Management is very passionate about business, and that translates to higher expectations from employees with aggressive approach from management to hold employees accountable. People with low ego and high performance tend to last longer. 6. Bonuses - Some departments will never receive the bonus even though it may make up to 20% of their salary. So, if you have bonus line item in your offer letter, please ask your hiring manager in more detail. There are chances you will never see bonus during your tenure.

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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 is human resource, so it is very easy decision if you want exponential growth. 3. Remote Working - Please make your work environment more flexible (similar to other tech companies) by allowing flexible remote working for some departments. 4. Time Management - Managers need to hold themselves accountable for starting meetings on time. Many a times the meeting starts 5-10 minutes later than scheduled time, and sometimes it takes much longer than required. Need more focused meetings to boost productivity.

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    Circus World Displays2018-09-21
  3. "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
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    "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 for the people I worked with. If you decide to work here, know that there is an issue with work life balance. Depending on your role you may have to constantly stay late. Some employees have to do tasks from home on nights and weekends. Heaven forbid you get a company phone. Terrible work/life balance. They will claim they are flexible but they are not. Management does not understand what it is like to have a family life at all. They do not understand that some people like to spend time with their spouse and kids. They may have family obligations, but those come second to anything work related. Many will talk about all the great training they provide. This is true, they have many opportunities to take training courses. However work is always more important so any time training classes are organized by the company they are always outside of work hours. They will always be on nights and weekends. If you decline training they will slowly work on firing you for not being a team player. If you decline training courses you will be harassed to take them over and over. They do not understand that some people need to spend time with their families outside of work hours. Overall environment - just not a pleasant place to work. Staff are great, but there is just an overall weird cloud of negativity. Very high stress environment. Hiring Process - extremely lengthy and over the top. For entry level positions you might have several interviews, personality tests, and work preview days. I had a bad gut instinct during the hiring process that I should have listened to. If Tim Hortons down the street is hiring, take that job over any position here. Compensation - they will pay you as low as humanly possible. They low ball everything.

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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
  5. "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 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.

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

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    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
  7. "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
  8. "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 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.

    Circus World Displays2014-11-10
  9. "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 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.

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

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    Current Employee - Marketing 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 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.

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    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

    Circus World Displays2014-11-04
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