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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
46 Reviews

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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) President, CEO, and Director Hubert T. Lacroix
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  1.  

    Best ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time

    Pros

    Had a lot of mentors and friends who were willing to help a fellow member without being hesitant. It is like a knowledge database in CBC. You get to learn a lot from your peers, who are vastly knowledgable and experienced.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to learn to make best use of their resources. The tech team is definitely not being used to its potential.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Response

    Mar 4, 2014Sr. Manager, Recruitment

    Hi there, thank you for your feedback .

  2.  

    Associate Producer Radio Current Affairs

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer
    Former Employee - Associate Producer

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very different experience from regular private limited companies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I thought the job in crown corporations was comparatively secure, but have so far in the last 4 years have had a very different experience almost each year.

    Cons

    Very difficult to make any changes o the way of working even though it is plain stupid. Lack of communication within departments. To the extent, when people get transferred or promoted there is no communication to that effect. We find out through linkedIn notifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from private companies and stop trying to watch your back all the time. No one is out there to get you for every decision you make or everything you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    HR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Pros

    Great HR team to work with, amazing managers

    Cons

    Company facing downsizing across the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being adaptable and innovative

  6.  

    Potential doesn't live up to expectations

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    Current Employee - Video Journalist  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Video Journalist in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of power, great people

    Cons

    Slow moving, cut-backs, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize digital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Response

    May 26, 2014Sr. Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
    We are going through a hard time, no doubts about that, however, thanks to the great people that you mentioned (Pros) we will step up to the
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  7.  

    Hard to tell where they will go now

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Pros

    Great people that are proud to be part if the CBC

    Cons

    Too many layers and silos to get anything done properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the vision and commit to it

  8.  

    Mobile Application Developer

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    Former Employee - Mobile Developer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Cool projects to work on, decent benefits, flexible hours, low stress work environment. It's a good place to work if you just want to coast by.

    Cons

    Disorganized non-technical people making technical decisions, no clear long term direction or strategy on projects. Pay sucks - way below market average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategize more for the long-term instead of the immediate and think of ways to make CBC relevant in the new age, even if it means completely restructuring and rebuilding the company from the ground up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tradition under transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High paced, every changing provides challenges everyday. Good benefits. Good people.

    Cons

    Professional development and career track limitations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Union environment makes a challenge for management to be up front with the employees of the corporation. Lack of experience in management and strategic direction in the required areas to bridge the gap between a national broadcaster to a content company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A bloated, disorganized and bureaucratic work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Decent pay (not great, but above standard)
    -OK benefits
    -Opportunities to move around

    Cons

    -TOO MUCH bureaucracy
    -Too many 'lifers'; people who are resistant to change
    -Too many redundancies, with both people and systems/processes
    -The environment can be somewhat hostile due to people worried about job security, unions, etc.
    -There is bullying in certain departments that never gets addressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Have people managers trained to manage staff
    -Improve HR. Employees do not feel comfortable going to HR for fear of repercussions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Response

    Mar 4, 2014Sr. Manager, Recruitment

    Hello there, those are honest comments which will help us getting better. Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I really appreciate it.

  11.  

    Good Culture. Decent Environment and decent pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, great culture

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise or rise up the rank. Too much Bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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