St. Joseph Communications Reviews

Updated Feb 29, 2020

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2.0
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58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Most of the workers are great people(in 10 reviews)

  • "There are some really good people here if you're lucky to work with them(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • The people are SO wonderful! Felt like finding a second family • They're glad to have you try new things and expand your role • Working with media is great, you really get to see the impact of your work

    Cons

    • The print/digital media industry is struggling a bit right now (facebook/google's fault) • Could use a more agile approach to large projects

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    St. Joseph Communications2020-01-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some good some bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time

    Pros

    You work at your own pace with little supervision.

    Cons

    Business is dying very fast.

    St. Joseph Communications2020-02-22
  3. Helpful (6)

    "It's disheartening, right?"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It publishes magazines, and there aren't a lot of places that do anymore. Flexible schedule Some really good people

    Cons

    Pay is lousy and it's nearly impossible to get raises No investment in employees--it's a little thing, but want to know what they give their employees for the holidays? for a year end bonus: a Wal-Mart gift card, and for a Christmas party, they have a gathering in the lobby at 3 pm on a weekday, with some drinks and snacks and it's over by 6. Very poor top down communication Lack the fundamentals of good management: they offer no training and are weirdly kind of proud of that. Very little room to advance.

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    St. Joseph Communications2020-01-29
  4. Helpful (4)

    "No advancement ever, no raises ever. Self serving executive team"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Concord, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A pay cheque...nothing else. Keep looking while working here.

    Cons

    If you decide to work here, BEWARE. You will never get a performance review no matter how hard you work. They do this to avoid any raises whatsoever. Founder was a great person, but business savvy & smarts are not necessarily handed down through the gene pool. Current CEOs/ Presidents/ VPs/ Executives/ Managers (very top heavy) pat themselves on the back every year at the expense of the sweat of their underappreciated employees. Reviews & raises are out of the question EVER. By the way, I have no doubt that the fluffy positive reviews here are from the executive team or family members. Also HR is a joke here. They turn a blind eye to many infractions to stay in the good books with the "Family".

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    St. Joseph Communications2020-02-29
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Production"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free parking, a pay check.

    Cons

    VERY toxic environment. Low morale, miserable staff. No raises or reviews for over ten years. You are forced to use your vacation days for company closures. Constant layoffs. No windows.

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    St. Joseph Communications2020-02-13
  6. Helpful (2)

    "no comment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible time. Nice co-worker people..team work.

    Cons

    No raise what so ever. Stuck!

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    St. Joseph Communications2020-01-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic waste"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people and good clients

    Cons

    No raises for staff in over 10 years . A lot of male bullies running the place and no investment in people or technology. HR turns a blind eye to it all . Worst work experience EVER

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    St. Joseph Communications2019-12-22
  8. Helpful (7)

    "toxic and tired workplace, in need of diversity training"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some really good people here if you're lucky to work with them. It's a job, if you're in need of a job and it's fairly flexible in terms of working hours. Management has been trying to improve the workplace environment and morale.

    Cons

    This is the most toxic workplace I've ever experienced. Many people are demoralized, angry, overworked and underpaid. Few women are in leadership positions and it shows. There is little regard for work/life balance or mental health issues. I heard people in management making transphobic and racially discriminatory comments on more than one occasion. Senior women regularly bullied more junior women (Often to the point of tears). I witnessed sexual harassment and people working to break each other down rather than work together. There is zero investment in staff and employees tend to get typecast and stuck in the same position for years, with little to no opportunity for advancement.

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    St. Joseph Communications2019-12-17
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Awful Company from the top down"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Joseph Communications full-time

    Pros

    None. Better than having no job at all? Debatable.

    Cons

    Terribly run company. Only work here if you have literally no other options and are desperate. The CEO will feed big lines of BS that you are family, but anyone with half a brain or eyeballs can see this for what it is. A con.

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    St. Joseph Communications2019-10-27
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not so good unfortunately"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer 

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There were some nice people there and I was able to use my experience to get a better job

    Cons

    A lot of mismanagement and nepotism

    St. Joseph Communications2019-09-17
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