Metroland Media Group Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated 26 May 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. "Meh"

    4.0
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    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.

  2. "Bad"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time

    Pros

    No comment for such company

    Cons

    "Low pay, labor intensive, irregular workload"


  3. "good starter company"

    3.0
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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

  4. "Newspaper Carrier"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time

    Pros

    easy to sign up, no skills required, unlimited eplastic bands

    Cons

    Low pay, labor intensive, irregular workload

  5. "Newspaper Carrier"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Easy job, you don't need to submit a resume or have an interview.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, you'll have to carry around heavy newspapers in the burning sun and freezing cold.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    1.0
     

    I worked at Metroland Media Group

    Pros

    The position let you focus on your job and work independently.

    Cons

    Low base pay, unrealistic expectations.

  7. "Working at metroland media"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant 

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

    Pros

    Good place to start the career, friendly people, insight to various different tasks

    Cons

    Low Pay, poor management

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking Ship in Halton West"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Burlington, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are pleasant and helpful, there is free parking. The photocopiers work sometimes. They give us cookies once a month.

    Cons

    LOW, LOW, I mean LOW pay. Well below industry standards. Not even minimum wage This company is sinking FAST. Unfortunately there is a lack of an ability to implement a "return to growth" strategy. The division is being run into the ground to the point that it feels like life preservers are being thrown out of the boat. Sales reps are not given proper tools to do their job effectively. No laptops, no cell phones, no gas allowance increase in more than twenty years. Yes, that's right, an outside sales force that don't even have laptops. The expectation is that you use your PERSONAL cell phone and data to conduct business with customers. If you are a candidate considering a job here, run far far away. If you are an employee, get your resume together. I fully expect to come into work one day and find the doors bolted shut due to the severe incompetence and poor decisions by the current decision makers. Tragic.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid at all costs!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Media Sales in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great co-workers * Flexibility in daily scheduling/activities * Great clients (the ones that are left)

    Cons

    * No real hands on training (though the initial cultural trainer was amazing - probably the best asset Metroland has). * No real support provided to reps. Reps are left to fend for themselves. * No real "team" spirit. Everyone is just focused on themselves and hitting their commission. * Low base pay - Commissions aren't easily earned. * Misleading information at time of interviews. What they tell you during the interview is not at all what you are signing up for. * No real room for growth * Print is dying * Late to the digital game

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  10. "Had a paper route for almost a year"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Newspaper Delivery in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - no supervision - flexibility to get to choose when to deliver the papers within 2 days of a week

    Cons

    - really low pay, $0.09 a paper which came to about $7.00 an hour

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