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Bell Media Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company...Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bell Media

    Pros

    You are treated as a member of the family and not just another employee. Great Management.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement in the US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    not bad stary but need innovation

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    Former Employee - RDirector in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RDirector in New York, NY

    I worked at Bell Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    progressive thinkers come from all fields

    Cons

    geographic location is going to be an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Traffic Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable work and okay base pay.

    Cons

    -Television industry is on the decline -- layoffs are frequent at Bell Media, as the executives pave the way for Crap... I mean Crave TV -- the industry is moving toward a Netflix model -- and jobs are being lost as a result
    -Bell is phone company that is running a TV broadcaster -- Not cool.
    -raises and bonuses SUCK
    -there is no room to move vertically or horizontally in the company
    -Bell took away a lot of employee perks when they seized CTV Inc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company back to people who actually care about Canadian TV, and not just $$$!
    Give the staff Family Day you greedy swines!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hated it

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    Former Employee - Video Editor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to know what I don't want to do

    Cons

    Everything about this place makes me sick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand your business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short lived experience at Bell Media once they took over Astral Media.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Bell Media (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and employee discounts. Employees are nice.

    Cons

    Like most media companies, they only care about what is good for their shareholders. Whether you are working at Bell Media for 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 25 years or 50 years, this company will backstab you and will let you go without so much of a heartbeat no matter how many years you have worked in the organization, and hire someone else who has little or no experience and will pay them a lot less. They show very little appreciation except if you are possible favoured in management. When it comes to clothing, there never seems to be enough company branded clothing for everyone who works there, only for a select few "groupies!" Same goes for festival and concert event tickets too. They love to layoff and fire people with no respect and loyalty whatsoever. Terrible micromanaging. Not allowing employees to make independent decisions. Creative ideas are usually not welcomed at Bell Media - only by the higher management. It is about Branding, Branding, & Branding!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the consistent layoffs and backstabbing your employees. Learn to appreciate and respect them. Work with them, encourage them, and support them. Let them know how much they are valued, appreciated, and respected. Bell Media is the biggest media company in Canada and runs the operations on shoe string budgets. Show people not only how big you are but how much you are willing to keep your people employed (job security) , and pay them properly with comprehensive benefits packages. When it comes to employer / employee evaluations, encourage their strengths, do not threaten them by saying if your performance does not improve, this can lead to termination.

        Management should also some initiatives by putting themselves in their employees' place to see what they go through in order for them better be able to understand the pressures involved. You cannot manage if you do not understand what you are managing and what exactly do each employee in their departments do. Create a place where everyone; not a select few can move up in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the job, hated the people too concerned with themselves to help anyone else.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Media

    Pros

    Really fun job. Working in radio is awesome with lots of great expirences. was able to meet lots of people and do exciting things.

    Cons

    Employees only care about themselves. No one wants to help someone else with workload or because god forbid that's not what they get paid to do. Only the pretty people get shifts. Literally no one cares about part-timers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in Hamilton and start fresh. Seriously they are so rude and hurtful bottom line I would never work for people who have such ow value to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bell is a great place to work

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    Former Contractor - Senior User Experience Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Senior User Experience Designer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Media as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Bell were fantastic and I had the best boss.

    Cons

    I was on contract, I would have loved to have been given a full-time position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire full-time staff.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Co-op at Bell Media

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    Former Intern - Analytics Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Analytics Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, fun and friendly co-workers and management, flexible work hours, comfortable environment

    Cons

    Not so much room for real impact and growth, a general lack of ambition in the office, granted I was a co-op student so my time here was only 4 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge your employees! Make an effort to get them a little more engaged. Also prioritize your resources, there was a considerable amount of menial work that could have been automated and/or wasn't necessarily mission critical or even driven by a business case.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good if you're in it for the long haul

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    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Media as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    -good benefits (discounts, pension plan, rrsp matching)
    -free parking
    -nice people

    Cons

    The media management and storage is very disorganized, making the job of a graphic designer difficult. There is no folder structure or naming conventions to speak of. The atmosphere is pretty sterile and boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Toxic Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Web Producer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Producer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Occasional free tickets to shows and events. I'm struggling to think of any other pros. Definitely not worth it.

    Cons

    I saw many people come and go while at Bell Media. Some were laid off, several decided to not extend their contract, while others quit. Most stayed because they had to. Needless to say it's not a very pleasant working environment, especially with mass layoffs happening constantly.

    If you want to move up in the company, transfer to a new location, or be hired full time (from contract), forget it. They certainly don't care about promoting from within and would rather hire a new grad to fill a position with absolutely no experience because it's cheaper.

    Your manager will probably never even be there because they'll be "promoted" (they'll lay someone off and have your manager now do the work of 2-3 people for the same pay). When they are there though, it's a nightmare. They don't have any idea what's going on which results in managers that are incompetent, overworked, liars who act like children. I have never in my years of working experienced such unprofessional behaviour from a "superior". They take absolutely no accountability whatsoever for their inappropriate and unethical actions.

    Don't bother raising any concerns you have while working at Bell Media to HR. They will certainly listen to what you have to say but won't do a thing about it. They are there to protect themselves and upper management, even if that means committing human rights violations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have an extremely high turn around rate for employees at a certain location, perhaps you should consider investigating why they're all leaving. Having corrupt and deceitful practices by upper management certainly doesn't help. Speaking to former employees or having exit interviews would help pin point why so many people can't wait to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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