Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated May 3, 2021

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2.8
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Metroland Media Group President Ian Oliver
Ian Oliver
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working environment, great people to work with(in 10 reviews)

  • "3 weeks vacation from the start(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay and overwhelming amount of training(in 13 reviews)

  • "mixed reviews on upper management (favouritism is common)(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Paper Handler

      Sep 20, 2019 - Paper Handler 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great use to learn social skills

      Cons

      Not as good pay

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      No Longer Exists

      May 3, 2021 - Mail Carrier in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Got to enjoy the great outdoors

      Cons

      company no longer in business

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      News paper carrier

      Apr 20, 2021 - Newspaper Carrier in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good entry level job for young teens (10-13)

      Cons

      Not enough pay, not a lot of hours

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      its okay

      Mar 16, 2021 - Onboarding Specialist in Burlington, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun people and flexible work/life

      Cons

      disorganized and always changing to be able to keep up

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      good

      Mar 14, 2021 - Newspaper Carrier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very leniant and good environment

      Cons

      sometimes time limit can be hard

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      The ship is slowly sinking at Metroland

      Sep 2, 2020 - Web/Graphic Designer in Hamilton, ON
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      Pros

      Nice people to work with, benefits, paid vacation, work was clearly understood how to complete and mostly well organized. No evening or weekend hours. Fair compensation for overtime when needed.

      Cons

      Stagnant wages, no opportunity for advancement, a lot of blatant nepotism. Constant lay-offs and outsourcing for everything. A lot of the "new ideas" they tried to implement failed or were forgotten over time. Constant changing of software systems which was a giant waste of time. A lot of the sales staff are dinosaurs who could not keep up with the newer technology but they never made any effort to help them or update their ideas. A lot of ground was lost by not understanding how to move forward into new media sales or training the workforce how to use google/facebook until mid 2019. Too much time spent on copy-cat projects and products.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Simple but Tedious Work

      Jan 27, 2021 - General Labor in Oshawa, ON
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      Pros

      The people I worked with were cool The job was really easy to do once you knew what you were doing Time flew by if you were focused on work

      Cons

      Time can be slow sometimes, especially if you're watching the clock If you didn't like the people you worked with, time would drag as well Shop closed down and we were out of work

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Pretty good

      Mar 3, 2021 - Sales 
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      Pros

      it's a pretty good place to work

      Cons

      the workplace is pretty good

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Poor Atmosphere

      Feb 24, 2021 - Marketing Consultant in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Payment, bonuses, perks, schedule freedom

      Cons

      pressure, cutthroat, dying industry, limited opportunity for growth

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      it was fine

      Jan 29, 2021 - Early Morning News Paper Deliverer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      it was fine, only work one day a week

      Cons

      late delivery of flyers somedays

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