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Updated Aug 31, 2019

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  • "No growth opportunities and the company made minimum effort in caring about the employees(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Canada's national newspaper"

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Artist in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Canada's national newspaper - top job in the industry

    Cons

    I am about to be laid off

    The Globe & Mail2019-08-14
  2. "The globe and mail review"

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    Current Employee - Data Administrator 

    I have been working at The Globe & Mail full-time

    Pros

    Good location , working environment and view.

    Cons

    Keep downsize , salary increases slow.

    The Globe & Mail2019-08-31
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A Regular Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A pretty decent place to work. Nothing really bad but nothing really exciting either.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to grow into management roles. Works like a small company constantly downsizing to meet revenue goals.

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop a consistent culture. Learn to keep people and offer training for long term employment. Too many turnovers.

    The Globe & Mail2019-06-26
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have a lot of free range to make your job what you want it to be. No helicopter management.

    Cons

    Many projects always on the go it is hard to look back and reflect. It is a constant go-go-go.

    The Globe & Mail2019-06-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great finance team, strong leadership, good impressions of CEO and Owners

    Cons

    Company is in the process of recovering from tough industry pressures, went through a few rounds of layoffs.

    The Globe & Mail2019-04-25
  6. "The Globe and Mail"

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    Current Employee - Senior News Editor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Globe is a high-performance, world-leading news organization that brings out the best in its employees. We change things. We make things better. It's exhilarating, challenging and always rewarding.

    Cons

    The media industry is in flux. Priorities change quickly as the work force diminishes, so it is a challenge to understand and execute plans as they shift. Communication of these priorities is occasionally lacking as senior management chart the rough waters.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and clarity in communication is key to having a workforce that remains dedicated and focused. To move forward, the team needs clear goals and direction.

    The Globe & Mail2019-03-29
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Competence is expected and demanded, but it restricts learning from mistakes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Globe & Mail full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competence is expected and demanded. Good use of Slack. Amazing views from every window in a fantastic new building. Bike friendly, with showers and lockers. Nicely fast internet, very responsive IT tech support. Clear company goals thanks to widely distributed three-year plans. Great first-week onboarding, though a bit on-your-own after that. Has a (third-party run) ethics reporting contact service.

    Cons

    Low-trust work environment with fear-based management, not social: "it's just business" is how management works. Everything must be done right, zero tolerance for mistakes, quick to lay blame. Very siloed work experience outside of Slack. Practices OKRs and Scrum often "in name only", does not have top-down training or acceptance of agile practices. Does not use Office 365 for easy cloud email access. Intranet needs... a design/content refresh: it's impossible to tell if information on it is still relevant, thus employees turn to slack or emailing HR/etc. Some of my coworkers reported they didn't get company-wide email newsletters automatically when they joined.

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    Advice to Management

    Try to adopt a software company mentality and train senior leadership in agile methods: expect to have to learn from failure in iterative cycles, bake its acceptance into the culture. Right now, folks are afraid to say something was done wrong, so you don't have accurate metrics on how successful you are or where problems might be in your operations day-to-day. Doing what you say is important, but internal honesty... and dedication to learn from mistakes will take you farther than masking problems will, long-term.

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    The Globe & Mail2019-01-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor middle management affects morale and employee confidence"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great brand. Upper management / leadership has a great vision

    Cons

    Lacks employee development. Stunted profesional growth. More of a paycheque than a career. No transparency

    Advice to Management

    Training is key

    The Globe & Mail2019-01-22
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, passionate co-workers Inspiring company vision and mission Innovating constantly Amazing location, office and views

    Cons

    A few people are stuck in the past

    The Globe & Mail2018-10-10
  10. "Smart people, terrible morale"

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Globe & Mail full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of great colleagues - smart people who care about their work.

    Cons

    The union / management divide creates an awkward working environment, especially in times of contraction (i.e. since 2008).

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees who are committed to do good work, not just the ones who kiss up.

    The Globe & Mail2018-06-29
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