CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) President, CEO, and Director Hubert T. Lacroix
Hubert T. Lacroix
32 Ratings

Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, good pensions (in 5 reviews)

  • lots of great people on the digital side of the business (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of upward mobility due to constant looming cuts (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Educational but frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to learn from some of the best journalists in the country. You, and those around you, take pride in the product you're producing. Almost everyone fosters a tradition of excellence.

    Cons

    Young people, even if they're exceptionally talented, can find it difficult to move up. One gets tired of the control of the unions and the attitudes that engenders. Managers seem to be trained to lie.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to nurture and reward young talent. Try to align the goals of the employee and the unit in which they work.


  2. Associate Producer Radio Current Affairs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer
    Former Employee - Associate Producer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for a Canadian institution that strives for top quality. Many of the people working at CBC are some of the smartest and most accomplished in the industry. There is opportunity to work in different platforms and tell unique stories that other news corporations aren't. Current affairs offers AP's the ability to be very creative and do work that is meaningful and stimulating. Radio is by far the best medium to work in at the CBC.

    Cons

    Job uncertainty creates a lot of stress. Overworked staff. Lack of training. Lack of upward mobility due to constant looming cuts. Talented people leaving all the time for more job stability and better pay while less skilled people who have been there the longest get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Stop training good, young talent only to have them leave shortly to go work in communications or for another broadcaster.


  3. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people that care about the company

    Cons

    Very difficult work environment right now


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  5. Rocky times at CbC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Producer
    Current Employee - Executive Producer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    National pride,top quality Canadian TV projects,stimulating colleagues,fairly decent benefits

    Cons

    Constant cuts to budgets and resources draining some of the goodwill and eroding quality


  6. Great team in spite of everything

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I work with great people who care about public broadcasting and are determined to serve our audience despite constant cuts.

    Cons

    What some others have said


  7. Volunteer*

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and willing to help you out if you need it. A great environment leads to a great experience.

    Cons

    I was not actually an employee but a volunteer.


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    Spiralling Downhill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was once an amazing brand. No one does the Olympics or hockey better than CBC. There are some fabulous and knowledgeable people that are willing to lend help and advice. There is never a dull moment and life is constantly changing there.

    Cons

    Management has their heads buried in the sand. They keep relying on CBCs past grandeur. Little recognition for your work and no opportunity for growth. The atmosphere is dismally depressing. People disappear into the cutback abyss on a weekly basis. No good byes. So very sad.

    Advice to Management

    You need to start investing money in all the amazing Canadian talent out there. And produce your own great Canadian shows. Start listening to your employees. Stop the ridiculous surveys and actually talk AND listen to people.


  9. Decent workplace - precarious career path

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    - intelligent colleagues - pride in product - decent benefits

    Cons

    - union interference - unthinking management - constant fear of job loss due to the proclivities of the ruling political party


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Place - Bad times

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People to work with, Exciting Environment, not your average work place

    Cons

    Due to the changing times, the CBC has falled victim to not keeping up with the digital age. Need to do more with less. Its a sad place to be right now. The CBC is fighting to stay alive

    Advice to Management

    Think about the impact of your decisions for the long run, and not just short term financial saving.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Precarious

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Reporter in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people who legitimately want to make compelling, articulate public radio work here. Many still care about fact-checking and quality.

    Cons

    Too few people doing too much. Middle management on power trips, not tending to day-to-day operations. Unqualified people making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within. Worker bees are extremely stressed by dictates from middle managers who don't have a clue what the reality on the ground is like.



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