Bell Media Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
35 Reviews
2.9
35 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 for 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.  

    do more for less

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

    I have been working at Bell Media full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great brands. Amazing people. Relaxed engironment

    Cons

    Dwindling business. Small budgets. Just another number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more leadership and directions. Often treats employees that they should be lucky to work here instead of valuing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    They will work you into the ground at minimum wage

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    Current Employee - Digital Content Producer  in  Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Digital Content Producer in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some perks and benefits, but not worth it.

    Cons

    They will put you on yearly salary and work you into the group for 60+ hours a week with no bonus or overtime pay. No room for raises minus the annual 1% increase (non-negociable). If your family members get sick and you request time off, you will be frowned upon. My son needed surgery at CHEO and while he was in surgery, i was still receiving demands through email and ahd to WORK on location as I waited for my son to be come out of his operation. Eventually, my boss became vulgar with me and I left. He then accused me of trying to steal the company's equipment, which was SO false its ridiculous. I took the time I needed to export my personal files off the computer, and organize the work files for the next worker who would be replacing me.. nothing illegal about my actions whatsoever but the police were called on me. Stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like your personal slaves and read up on human and family rights.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bell Media ruined the culture in the company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great perks and an exciting environment to work in. Concert tickets and events were common perks. Local management were great. The work hours were good and provided for a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Decisions take forever to get made and corporate office doesn't allow local management to make any significant decision. The pace of business becomes really slow when you are waiting weeks or months for a decision to be made. The president is not a media guy, he is a phone guy and doesn't cultivate the creative thinking needed to sustain the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decentralize the decision making for many issues. Most local managers have great experience and have the ability to make a greater number of decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Start your career and move

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Perfect for someone looking for stability, the offices are nice and it is a young environment
    Good place to start a career

    Cons

    The bosses are really hands on and employees do not have a lot of place for initiatives and decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    KILLED THE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE

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    Former Employee - Manager, Sales Administrative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager, Sales Administrative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Media full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    they had a good salary range for the positions, and they also offered good benefits and usually good bonusses.

    Cons

    try to pigeonhole people, have no sense of work/life balance, their way or the highway

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward your employees more often, not always has to be a monetary reward. Recognize your employees for jobs well done, doesn't have to be through a specific recognition award, can be just a simple thank-you or letting your employee know how well they are valued in front of their peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bell Media is a great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Bell Media provides a good work-life balance, lots of opportunitieswithin the corporation. They really support their people and help them grow, and are always encouraging the sharing of ideas, as well as concerns and suggested improvements.

    Cons

    Lack of attention to initial training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    doesn't care about employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Bell Media full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    large company, some benefits, close to subway

    Cons

    Management is shareholder-focused; not employee-focused

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Warm interview. Had a really good time

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    Current Employee - Interface Designer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Interface Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Bell Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really passionate people. Talked far surpassed the allotted interview time.

    Cons

    Corporate process takes a long time to be processed. Took well over half a year from application to full hire

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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