Metroland Media Group Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 29 Jan 2020

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2.9
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Metroland Media Group President Ian Oliver
Ian Oliver
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and clients to work with(in 10 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "sent work outside which caused quality to go down, low pay, no chance for real advancement(in 12 reviews)

  • "Newspapers and commercial printing is not a growing business in our new digital world(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conflcits Atty in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, great people to work with. Easy communications with stakeholders

    Cons

    The environment has hanged after became as part of Toronto star

  2. "Good environment, poor hours"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshawa, ON
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, job isn't stressful

    Cons

    Half my shifts end up cancelled because there isn't enough work

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  3. "Advertising manager"

    4.0
    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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Team Member"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Everyone is one big family Company gives sales intensives Every employee aims to ensure client success and build strong business and personal relationships with clients Management is understanding and approachable Competitive salary, benefits and vacation time starts at 3 weeks Laid back environment where employees are able to work at their own pace

    Cons

    Little room for growth outdated office space Sales team hours are not 9-5, overtime is required to be successful Company is vast with offices everywhere so communication between offices could use improvement

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, No micro-management. Great location. Some great people.

    Cons

    NO room for growth- this place is dying. There is no management structure or future grown opportunities. No culture .

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Steer Clear"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really great people work for Metroland, however no one stays. It's a great place to make friends with people that are interested in the same fields you are. It's a great company to use as a stepping stone to get to the job that you really want. Work for Metroland is a resume builder, don't expect much more.

    Cons

    lack of supervision, lack of management, lack of direction, constant lay-offs, constant voluntary departure programs, below average salaries, lack of incentive to better your performance

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Metroland"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people. Strong brand, very well known.

    Cons

    Always expect new merges with layoffs accompanied. Don't feel secure, don't feel adequately compensated. Very little flexibility, a lot of focus on the negatives.

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    Metroland Media Group Response

    May 4, 2016

    Hi and thank you for the feedback. We never want to make employees feel insecure about their contribution to Metroland Media. We try our best to communicate effectively but sometimes that might not be enough. Please reach out to your HR Manager for support or any questions you may have to put your mind at ease.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "They'll throw you to the wolves"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people for the most part Pay is on time The cafeteria has pretty good food The benefits are decent

    Cons

    Next to no training, and when there is you have to drive 2 hours Hires almost exclusively women (nothing against women but this could be seen as an issue if the shoe was on the other foot) Offers garbage products and blames any problems on the sales staff, refuses to improve or innovate

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Production Artist"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of really great people to work with Decent benefits Decent work environment

    Cons

    The job has changed to tracking ads and has been outsourced No where to move up Salary never increases Management views you as an expense

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "The environment can feel very negative as there is constant changes happening."

    1.0
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    Advertising Representative in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Dying business, lots of problems with product issues and no support

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