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Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated 13 November, 2018
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Pros
  • "Friendly people for the most part, 3 weeks vacation to start (which now appears to be the standard anyway)" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Casual dress code and good work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is going through transformation which makes the work fun and exciting, and you feel like your work can contribute to something huge.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of work, but if you are the type of person that thrives under pressure, its not really a con.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to think about retaining staff


  2. "Senior Multimedia Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard work ethic is recognized and rewarded

    Cons

    Considerable job uncertainty with industry direction

  3. "newspaper courier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group part-time

    Pros

    Hours were flexible on delivery day

    Cons

    Too much work and time for the salary


  4. "Hopper feeder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time

    Pros

    Work was easy to do

    Cons

    Work was sometimes boring and slow


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible - worst place you will ever work"

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    Former Employee - Sales in North York, ON
    Former Employee - Sales in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1-year guaranteed salary of about 50k - perfect window to find something better.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, bad personalities in management roles, commission payout is not worth the level of work you need to do, they treat people badly and disrespectfully. Young people and new ideas are discouraged. They play the blame-game when things don't work out (which is daily), you will hate it. TRUST ME. avoid at all costs unless you absolutely need a job and can't find anything else.

    Advice to Management

    no advice can change the culture or the people.


  6. "Lot of work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time

    Pros

    Good part time job for high school students.

    Cons

    Lot of work, not great of a pay.


  7. "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator
    Recommends

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    close to the harbour front
    Easily move up within the company
    great mangers

    Cons

    politics
    lack of direction from directors

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work, little pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

    Pros

    lots of locations, entrepreneurial,

    Cons

    office amenities, employees are a number and they will push till you burn out, questionable hiring practices, low salaries


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stop exploiting children"

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    Current Employee - Carrier in Newmarket, ON
    Current Employee - Carrier in Newmarket, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intellectually easy work, friendly supervisor, fresh air

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay for hours involved in preparing papers for delivery, all weather conditions, takes advantage of youth with limited employment options (pre-highschool age).

    Advice to Management

    Pay a fair wage to your carriers and stop teaching them that it's ok to exploit children for profit.


  10. "Easy Schedule"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Boy in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Delivery Boy in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home, no interview process and great managers

    Cons

    Outdoors, lots of walking. rain or shine


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