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Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2019

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3.0
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34%
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Metroland Media Group CEO Ian Oliver
Ian Oliver
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and clients to work with(in 8 reviews)

  • "Friendly people for the most part, 3 weeks vacation to start (which now appears to be the standard anyway)(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, labor intensive, irregular workload(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management has let this company slid for years(in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Newspaper"

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      Former Employee - Classified Sales 

      I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

      Pros

      Staff and managers great Supportive and friendly

      Cons

      Dying business. Money and compensation could be better

      Metroland Media Group2019-07-14
    • "good starter company"

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      Former Employee - Graphic Artist in London, ON
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      good starter company for your first design job

      Cons

      sent work outside which caused quality to go down, low pay, no chance for real advancement

      Metroland Media Group2019-07-05
    • "Good enough if you are in middle school and just starting the job hunt"

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      Former Employee - Newspaper Deliverer in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      -Get to be outside and get exercise

      Cons

      -It can be cold and rainy at times

      Advice to Management

      A little bit more pay would definitely be nice

      Metroland Media Group2019-05-27
    • "BI developer"

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        Current Employee - BI Developer in Toronto, ON

        I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Active development in .Net

        Cons

        Company will remove database part

        Metroland Media Group2019-05-12
      • "Advertising manager"

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          Former Employee - Advertising Manager 

          I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

          Pros

          Great people and clients to work with

          Cons

          Sometimes a very miserable workplace

          Metroland Media Group2019-05-01
        • "I’m not very experienced but I’m good with delivery"

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          Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier in Ottawa, ON
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          It’s fast money on the side

          Cons

          A lot of time to deliver

          Metroland Media Group2019-04-11
        • "Work hard, be rewarded!"

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          Former Employee - Sales Representative in Thorold, ON
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 8 years

          Pros

          Excellent benefits and vacation, weekly pay, nice people to work with, get out to meet new clients, work hard and you'll make great commissions, community connections and events encouraged.

          Cons

          Base pay lower than minimum wage.

          Advice to Management

          Print isn't dead but it isn't thriving either so don't pretend it is. Be realistic.

          Metroland Media Group2019-03-28
        • "Quality Assurance Analyst"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time

          Pros

          Good company to work for , you will get more

          Cons

          Good company to work for

          Metroland Media Group2019-03-13
        • "Metroland review - newspaper carrier"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at Metroland Media Group

            Pros

            Last employment year was *2007. The work is straighforward. Metroland had occasional company events that are family-friendly.

            Cons

            The nature of the job - physically sorting ads into newspapers, and carrying and delivering them to numerous houses - may not be for everyone.

            Metroland Media Group2019-02-01
          • Helpful (1)

            "Not Worth It"

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              Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier 
              Doesn't Recommend
              Negative Outlook

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

              Pros

              Flexible hours, possibility for tips if someone’s feeling particularly generous

              Cons

              People don’t have to pay you for delivering, they spin it as “self-employment” so they don’t have to pay you (in fact, you pay them about $20 every three weeks for packaging the advertisements)

              Advice to Management

              Stop taking advantage of children who want to have a first job

              Metroland Media Group2019-01-26
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