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St. Joseph Communications Reviews

Updated Jan 8, 2020

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2.1
23%
Recommend to a Friend
29%
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St. Joseph Communications Chairman and CEO Tony Gagliano (no image)
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56 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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great people and opportunities"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Stay strong! I think the sale from Rogers to St. Joseph's Communications will prove beneficial as the teams find their footing.

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

    "no comment"

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    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!

    Advice to Management

    Could be better if they know how to manage they're employees better.

    St. Joseph Communications2020-01-04
  3. "Toxic waste"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to clients and employees instead of pretending

    St. Joseph Communications2019-12-22
  4. Helpful (3)

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

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    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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    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Give them cost of living increases that many haven't gotten in 10+ years. Every year they lose money by choosing to continue working with you. You should reward that loyalty and commitment, not abuse it.

    St. Joseph Communications2019-12-17
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Awful Company from the top down"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    This place is a lost cause. There is no advice

    St. Joseph Communications2019-10-27
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Awful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 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

    If you like video and photo production then you might see something good about working here.

    Cons

    The company keeps declining and losing business. There is no team spirit and everybody is always complaining about co-workers. There are no processes and procedures in place, everything in done in papers and spreadsheets, super messed up. Salary and benefits are very average.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, it’s a matter of time until the company disappears.

    St. Joseph Communications2019-10-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not so good unfortunately"

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    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
  8. "Sjc"

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    Current Employee - Jogger 

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

    Pros

    The People there are cool

    Cons

    Lack of breaks and low pay

    St. Joseph Communications2019-08-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic designer/ production designer"

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work, people are nice.

    Cons

    Organization and planing should be better. You can end up working 12 hours straight for weeks. Every long weekend is short for you because you are asked constantly for overtime.

    St. Joseph Communications2019-07-18
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Most Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Slave in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph Communications full-time

    Pros

    The workers at SJC are very friendly, however that is where the Pros end

    Cons

    - No respect for employees - Constantly being pushed to output more and more work but are punished if the quality of the work goes down even though people are working on projects simultaneously that used to be full time projects - Managers are a joke and can't actually do anything to help any employees - Boys club, if you're not a male you will not succeed at this company - Employees are all disgruntled and rude to one another - Always trying to cut corners to make the highest profit possible, but then when they're caught cutting corners the workers are the ones who are punished - No way to excel in the company unless you're a middle aged male - No raises ever, they will push you around for as long as possible when you request a raise in hopes that you'll give up

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly just close and try again, there's no saving this toxic company, all of your employees are unhappy and are all hoping to just be laid off

    St. Joseph Communications2019-08-14
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