Metro News
2.7 of 5 9 reviews
metronews.ca London, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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Bill Macdonald


75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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OK if you are in a bind and need a job asap, not long term

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Metro News

Proscool co workers, every body there is down to earth

Consdead end, low pay, there is no benefits

Advice to Senior Managementlook into raising the entry level pay

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A stepping stone

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Metro News

Prosworklife balance, flexible, abililty to be creative and innovate. you can work as a team or on an individual basis.

Consnot everyone is on the same page, lack of communication and consistency, inability to grow, some processes are very repetitive.

Advice to Senior Managementthey need to communicate better, invest in employees, listen to employees, give incentives to good work ethics, ideas, and perfomance.

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Entrepreneurial and agile...

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

I worked at Metro News full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat culture, revenue driven organization that is entrepreneurial, creative as agile. Growing in a declining industry.

ConsWith an entrepreneurial culture can come a lack of structure. Growth and change happens quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop your employees and keep giving them a voice. Keep celebrating successes and reward high performance across the organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learning experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Metro News as a contractor for less than a year

Prosgood place for learning the As and Bs

Consvery little editorial input and contribution to the final publication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unstable

Hand Distribution (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Metro News part-time for more than a year

ProsThe job finishes at 9 or 10 am and there is opportunities to take on different projects.

ConsThis is by far the worst experience ever for me, I had 2 paycheques dishonoured which created a ripple effect for my finances. The most surprising thing was the attitude of indifference that was displayed when a resolution was sought. Do not work for this place, your self worth, AND possibly your bank account will suffer.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps encourage mgmt/payroll to stop taking an attitude of indifference and resolve serious issues like dishonoured cheques within days and not weeks. Perhaps ads should not be posted if the company cannot honour thier payments.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IT Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Metro News full-time for less than a year

ProsTremendous potential at the time.

ConsComplete change in upper management and internal restructuring completely changed the "culture" and made it difficult to get any IT related projects approved or supported. Regional Office Managers had conflicting mandates and priorities. This must have changed by now.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff. They are the ones in the trenches and are able to contribute valuable workflow suggestions. They are a valuable resource and should be treated as such.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good international experiencie

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

I have been working at Metro News

Prospeople well prepared and enthusiastic

Conspeople who do not trust on the others

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Metro News

ProsPaper is free so friends and family actually read your work.

ConsWork environment not so fun. Nobody talks to one another. Very quiet.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within.

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A lot of transition. Extremely Sales oriented company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Metro News

ProsMostly great senior management team. International brand, which is in most big cities in the world. For managers, opportunity to travel abroad. Learning from and sharing with Metros around the world.

ConsTerrible office space and location. Mediocre benefits. A lot of transition among management. Cutbacks mean very short resources that do not correspond to reduced expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementShow a lot of appreciation for those who are going beyond the call and don't be afraid to share incentives with those outside of sales.

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