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Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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34%
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Metroland Media Group CEO Ian Oliver
Ian Oliver
62 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. "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
  2. "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
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Account Representative/Media Consultant in Toronto, 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

    They sack you from job and cut farewell cake.

    Cons

    Micro Management Lower compensation for work performed.

    Metroland Media Group2019-08-13
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "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
  10. "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
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