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Best Version Media Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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4.7
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97%
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Best Version Media CEO Dave Durand
Dave Durand
218 Ratings
Pros
  • "The employees at BVM are great people to work with(in 95 reviews)

  • "The company culture at Best Version Media is unmatched(in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nothing negative to share about BVM(in 43 reviews)

  • "People will think you are crazy for 'working for free' to launch a magazine(in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Publisher"

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    Current Employee - Associate Publisher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Best Version Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Detailed training by executives

    Cons

    Cant wait to get started

    Best Version Media2019-04-29

    Best Version Media Response

    May 2, 2019Media Relations

    Thank you for the review! We're excited to have you join our team!

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Best Version Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Make your own hours, meet great people, be someone who connects people & businesses.

    Cons

    You have to be self-motivated!!

    Advice to Management

    None

    Best Version Media2019-03-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "I worked at BVM for less than a year"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Best Version Media full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      A great support from management

      Cons

      For anyone who hasn't worked a strictly commission based job before it's difficult

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you do best!

      Best Version Media2019-01-31
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Company - Even Better People"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Version Media full-time

      Pros

      I wake up every morning excited to go into work... sounds cliché, but so true! The company culture at Best Version Media is unmatched. It is always a positive work environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated. I have all the support I need without being micromanaged and am trusted to do my job.

      Cons

      I can't think of any

      Best Version Media2018-12-19
    • Helpful (4)

      "Love my job!"

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      Current Employee - Publisher in Halifax, NS
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Version Media full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      In control of your schedule, meet lots of people, you become connected. No money involved in start up.

      Cons

      it takes time to build but with consistent work it happens quickly, more quickly than most businesses.

      Advice to Management

      Keep supporting us. I love the incentives, the training and the positive culture.

      Best Version Media2018-10-25
    • Helpful (8)

      "Do Not Work Here"

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      Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Whitby, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Best Version Media full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      0 pros, they lie about the posted positions, and the job they hire you for is not the one you applied for.

      Cons

      They don't respond to email inquiries, you don't earn the first 5000$ you make in sales, you're basically working for nothing for the first few months. Terrible company, would not recommend to anyone. They also don't give the address of your work and is very sketchy

      Best Version Media2018-10-14
    • Helpful (6)

      "Don't Believe the Hype"

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      Current Employee - Publisher in Edmonton, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Best Version Media for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Make your own ours....sort of.

      Cons

      Where do I start?

      Advice to Management

      Tell people the truth

      Best Version Media2018-07-15
    • Helpful (5)

      "Market Manager and Publisher"

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      Current Employee - Market Manager and Publisher in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Version Media full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      This is a great company to work for if you want to start your own business, receive the proper support to do so and get to know your community better. I have experienced such amazing support not only from the BVM team, but from the communities where I publish my magazines. People love to read them from front to back and think the familiarity of knowing the family on the cover is very unique and brilliant! I enjoy being...

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      Cons

      Cold calling is not always fun and the worst part of the job, but that's sales for you. The more you connect with your advertisers and community, the more referrals you will receive. These are the best advertisers as they already believe in your product before you speak with them.

      Advice to Management

      Keep motivating us all! Your message is simple and applies to everything we do in life. Get your head straight every day and some days are better than others. Give yourself a break when you've not had a good day, but don't give up. Start anew the next day with a fresh perspective and a drive to push beyond your limits.

      Best Version Media2018-06-16
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great company great people"

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      Current Employee - Publisher in Kelowna, BC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Version Media full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Lots of support when needed

      Cons

      No downsides except what you put in you get out.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing exactly what you have been doing

      Best Version Media2018-05-08
    • Helpful (16)

      "You get out of it what you put into it!"

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      Current Employee - Publisher (II Magazines) 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Best Version Media full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      An emotional commentary.: In no particular order ... - A bad day in this business is better than any good day I had as an 'employee' in other organizations. - Ability to truly make your own schedule. It is a work-hard-play-hard kind of place. I might work 80 hours 1 week but do not than feel guilty when I take the next week off to travel, or days off during the week to help my family members with medical appointments,...

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      Cons

      This opportunity is not for the weak. You will hear a lot of Nos. Some less polite than others. People will think you are crazy for 'working for free' to launch a magazine. This opportunity is not for you unless you are willing to stick with and trust the process that has benefited the many Publishers that have succeeded. Believe me (and the many other positive reviews that can be read on this site), this opportunity...

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      Advice to Management

      I am happy to see the open and honest responses, from the BVM Head Office team, to the extremely negative reviews posted on this site. Some of which are just plain rude. Having read the majority of these reviews before posting my own, it is my opinion that the lower ranked reviews are being posted by people who were expecting a quick fix. They need to blame someone for their failed attempt and are directing that anger...

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      Best Version Media2018-02-20
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