CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Architect and Strategy

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

I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pros

I love my job at the Corp. I've been given the opportunity to work in many areas... My experience has been great here at CBC.

Cons

Little opportunity for advancement. Prefer to higher from outside than promote talent from within. Decision making gridlock at the management levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are many good people in the organization, but few of them are at the director level or above. Many of those brought in from outside have little understanding of the corporation's history or culture, and would rather force the organization to suit them than adjust themselves to fit the organization. It seems the higher you go up the ladder, the more insecurity and micromanaging you encounter. Ultimately, your input and ideas and insights are not wanted--the vision and values and strategies are all formed at the very top (or offsite) without any employee participation, and even the most well paid and talented people simply follow their orders, or else.

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    Safe place to work. great benefits plus pension

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

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Pros

    Stay if one decides to retire from there.

    Cons

    Flexible working hours, VPN access (to be able to work from home).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest some bucks to get commerical software and good support.

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    CBC needs a quick in the pants- they might get it with the new president!

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    Current Employee - Director of Content in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director of Content in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Pros

    If "public service" has an attraction. In theory Job security is an asset. The potential excitement of the side benefits of media, music, entertainment etc. It's overrated. Some very good people often vastly underused.

    Cons

    under the gun from the federal government constantly. Very insecure funding. Leadership and upper management seems to be almost invisible. Silos along linguistic and other power games prevent the CBC from ever actually being a complete broadcaster. the metric for valuation when it comes to the product that CBC generates is sometimes way off base. What business is CBC in? If you ask 10 people inside the building, you'll get 10 different answers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to look outside to renew the corporate culture. Change the reward paradigm. Success should not be "overachieving" an end result that was vastly undershot as a target!...it happens all the time and no one questions it. The bar needs to be higher with the goals need to be obvious and achievable.

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