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Glacier Ventures Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
13 Reviews
2.7
13 Reviews
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Glacier Ventures President, CEO, and Director Jonathon J.L. Kennedy
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  1.  

    Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Allow you to run your business. Great opportunity to hire and train sales teams.

    Cons

    Have to wait 5 years before you can start to participate in the company pension plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the digital offerings. Too many products for sales to sell. The focus will always fall on the products that are easiest to sell.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poorly organized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of turnover and new staff always

    Cons

    Poorly run, too many chiefs and no one cares about the indians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the bottom of the pole
    You companies are all top heavy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A sign of the times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glacier Ventures full-time

    Pros

    Generally great teams to work with.

    Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Lacking in open communication from management

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

    Treated well, just not challenged in my position

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    Current Employee - Report Developer  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Report Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly relaxed environment. Very friendly staff/management.

    Cons

    Not terribly exciting job. Tough world, newspaper publishing. They try new things, but it's tough to compete against new media in 2014.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unpleasant

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    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers and clients are fantastic to work with. Too bad we have to lie to them to cover up for management.

    Cons

    Poor Management. Company spends millions on acquisitions but cuts existing properties to bare bones. Layed ofair f workers. out-sourced those jobs outside the country to avoid paying Canadian workers a fair union wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be great if you appreciated your workers instead of threatening them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good until I was laid off.

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay. My immediate co-workers were really wonderful people. I get bored easily so the fast pace helped keep me mentally challenged.

    Cons

    Newspapers are really taking a hit with this economy and all the multi-media available. There's no room for advancement, and more layoffs are probable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Some of the managers had low skill levels and that made working here unpleasant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and wage due to the fact it was a union job. Some great colleagues.

    Cons

    The atmosphere was difficult to work in and interfered with job satisfaction. People were let go when the paper found a cheaper way to produce the paper in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some skills relevant to 2014

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

    It was a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company has great ideas

    Cons

    This company has high turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging work

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant

    I worked at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I learned new skills and worked with other dedicated people.

    Cons

    Inflexible work hours and days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bad Management

    Former Employee - Classified Sales/Customer Service  in  Duncan, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Classified Sales/Customer Service in Duncan, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Glacier Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No pros at this time

    Cons

    Bad management practices will damage this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have to lay someone off, you might considering them more than a 2 hour notice. That you did that to a group of people looks very bad for this company.

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