Canoe Reviews

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    decent place for a self-starter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Canoe


    - lots of room to make your position whatever you want it to be, especially if you like working independently
    - some very smart and very cool people in entry-level and middle-management positions
    - the company is interested in investing in new techonologies and products (ex. mobile) and there are some interesting projects
    - part of one of Canada's largest media companies (QMI)
    - friendly and casual office environment


    - little or no leadership from senior management
    - little or no follow-through with company objectives and goals from executive level
    - too many managers, not enough doers
    - poor internal communication from senior management, between products and between teams
    - compensation and benefits are safely below market standard
    - no career development or succession planning, promotions are often given to the person closest to the hiring manager or to the person who's most convenient to fill the role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - thin out senior management and make them accountable for the performance of their team, not just for overall revenue results
    - create an internal succession planning program
    - really invest in finding the most qualified candidate for a position (internal or external), instead of promoting the nearest by-stander
    - give HR active responsibility for performance coaching and reviews (together with the direct manager)
    - do more to promote internal communication
    - clearly define roles and responsibilities at all levels

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Executive Legal Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Canoe in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a simple interview process. I meet with head of HR, then the supervisor of the administrative staff. Both interviews combined lasted maybe 30 minutes and they were filled with loss of genetic questions. It was a very quiet office but large. There were not many staff members at sll which made it feel very strange. i'm glad I was not offered the position

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Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors IAC, CBS Interactive

This company's canoe navigates the waters of the Internet. A subsidiary of Canadian publishing conglomerate Quebecor, Canoe owns and operates the CANOE network of news and information Web sites serving primarily Canadian audiences. The network of sites, including the flagship, draws nearly 8 million unique monthly visitors in Canada for a mix of news, sports, and entertainment content. It also operates an online shopping mall for Canadian merchants. Other sites include (job listings); (automobiles); (personals); and... More

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