Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Reviews

13 Reviews
13 Reviews
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Canadian Solar Chairman, President, and CEO Shawn X. Qu
Shawn X. Qu
9 Ratings

    Decent but could have been a better start to a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Solar full-time (less than an year)


    -Benefits (RRSP matching 4%, Dental, Health, Eyes and work boots)
    -Work independently without micromanagement.
    -Provides basic set of tools needed


    -Not enough pay for job performed
    -Favouritism among promoted and pay raised empoyees
    -Lied about where job will lead in interiew

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire people who are competent at their job
    -Invest time in the skills and backgrounds of employees

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Canadian Solar Interviews

Updated 22 Oct 2014
Updated 22 Oct 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Details
    Sadly, I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters Guelph, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public (CSIQ)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year

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... More

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... More

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