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Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated 28 March, 2019
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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 7 reviews)

  • "Great People, Everyone is one big family" (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)

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  1. "Quality Assurance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Work hard, be rewarded!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Thorold, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Thorold, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (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.

  3. "Metroland review - newspaper carrier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth It"

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    Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier
    Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, possibility for tips if someone’s feeling particularly generous

    Cons

    People don’t have to pay you for delivering, they spin it as “self-employment” so they don’t have to pay you (in fact, you pay them about $20 every three weeks for packaging the advertisements)

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking advantage of children who want to have a first job


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bleak Future Outlook"

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

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

    Pros

    - Colleagues were friendly and good to work with

    Cons

    - Lack of direction
    - Unsustainable business in current environment


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity looked great in the beginning...

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism and terrible gossip in the company. Totally unfair to sales reps and very quickly put you on a commission structure that would pay a 4 year old . Terrible morale, awful company!!

    Advice to Management

    Find another career and get out of the company.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  10. "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