1. "Meh"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carrier in Scarborough, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Teaches you to be responsible and punctual.

    Cons

    Quite a low pay for much harder work than advertised.

  1. "Wow now good thing come to optioned fast morning ppl"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Spokes Person in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best thing is work while your working or just hanging with friends or love ones an make take control of your life

    Cons

    The cons are it depends on your work ethic how much you make if your looking for a few extra bucks you'll have it More you work an push it out More comes back so God bless

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  2. "No worthy experience gained."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Recieved an extra two 'paid' days off. Had two really good co workers Typically 9-5 and it's rare if you need to stay late. 3 weeks vacation. Read the cons for more information on that. Editorial work is changing for the better.

    Cons

    Print advertising is dying. They refuse to accept it. The dailies are hemorrhaging money while under-cutting the community papers. The digital products that they offer are 5 years behind what the rest of the advertising industry is doing. In some markets, Metroland has more than 3 of its own companies fighting for the same client. The only way to be successful and make money is to wait for your older co-workers to quit so you can recieve some of their account list. They expects loyalty from their largest and most loyal clients but only continue to increase their rates without any real value being added. Every 6 months there are VDP to get people to leave. Vacation pay is only salary. You would need to get all your work done before you you take the time off. You need to have a backup person to do any additional work. Moral is incredibly low. Everyone can see where the company is headed but are too comfortable to actually look for another job. For the artwork of the ad, they have out-sourced a company out in India. There is a 12 hour turn around. A lot of the time the person working on the artwork doesn't understand or doesn't follow the instructions. Turnover is super high. Management aren't leaders, they rule with an iron fist. There isn't any room for any creativity or to make suggestions. This will only put a target on your back. There isn't a lot of money to be made here. Very few will actually make more that $60k a year. Local businesses do not like the company and refuse to talk to us. It's very sad to see what will happen to most of the people who work there that are expecting to retire with the company. LEAVE WHILE YOU CAN. The company had a chance to succeed but they didn't adapt to the times. They really hoped that the internet was just a fad that would disappear and never actually invested in anything until it's too late. Metroland makes the weirdest cuts to help save money. No Christmas parties, no work events, nothing that would help moral. It's very easy to find out how much the people at the top make. They have only reduced their bonuses. The only experience that I have gained is how to cold call. Metroland is known for their boiler room sales tactics and other companies try and poach employees on that basis and not for any meaningful expertise. There's so much more. Just stay away from this dying company and the print industry.

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