TVO Ontario

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TVO Ontario Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience - was there for over 10 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at TVO Ontario full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership and great coworkers. Decent pay as well.

    Cons

    Things can get monotonous but I guess that's part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - maybe try to mix it up a little with changing duties daily or weekly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A challenging environment with diverse opportunity in many departments. The educational foundation is rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at TVO Ontario full-time

    Pros

    A great pension, work-life balance, the ability to learn about tv, broadcast, web, journalism, editing and so much more. The senior management invested in staff and leadership training extensively.

    Cons

    Senior executives look after themselves first. It is a unionized environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers but pathetic leadership.

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    Current Employee - Independent Learning Centre in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Independent Learning Centre in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at TVO Ontario as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at TVO are true professionals who know their jobs to the last detail. The working environment is pleasant and the salary is good.

    Cons

    TVO's management is driven by politics, not a desire for improvement. Managers are hired and fired for political reasons, and the policies they implement are poorly considered, poorly planned and poorly communicated. TVO is in a constant state of restructuring that seems to have no clear goal or implementation strategy. Consequently, rank-and-file employees are often given conflicting, inconsistent instructions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changes should be driven by a desire to improve the quality of the product or the efficiency of the workers, not just for the sake of change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Contracted during major restructuring, lots if change in a 6 month period

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at TVO Ontario as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Everyone was approachable

    Cons

    Thin budgets and not always directed where it was most needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TVO Ontario

    Pros

    Room for advancement so long as you are willing to take on challenges. Very good work / life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of management. Progress is slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Infrastructure Specialist

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at TVO Ontario full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The environment is one of the last to have an old school defined benefit pension program. This is worth a great deal of money if you can make it 10-15 years service.

    Cons

    TVO is an Union Environment burdened with provincial government austerity measures. Salaries are frozen with benefit cutbacks in full swing,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get stable funding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work, they pay high for developers

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    Former Employee - New Media Specialist II in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - New Media Specialist II in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at TVO Ontario as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good company to work with though, the pay is high.

    Cons

    They just had a laid off round, they reduced like 3 department, laying off 40 staff employees and probably alot of contract workers who's contract was ending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful with TVO Business side, they do watch the employee at all staff meetings and such, arrive on time for them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Walks the talk of excellence, collaboration, and teamwork.

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

    I have been working at TVO Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Having transformed itself from simply being a broadcaster, the growing body of digitally streamed content, educational kids games, mobile apps, on line high school courses and other web services means lots of opportunities for IT professionals. Great work life balance. Competitive salaries and benefits. Convenient location in mid-town Toronto. Sorry to sound like a marketing ad, but its all true.

    Cons

    While management, employee and union relations are generally good, some issues still come up.

  10.  

    balanced place that's fun to work at but no real opportunities

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

    I worked at TVO Ontario

    Pros

    people are very balanced with work/life

    Cons

    lack of opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more inspiration and strategy

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