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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) President, CEO, and Director Hubert T. Lacroix
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Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance and at the same time management encourages learning and growth through 80/20 rule and attending conferences (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people that care about the company (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • No real direction to the department, the upper management in Montreal seems to disregard ideas from other areas (in 6 reviews)

  • Budget cuts have cause the inability to deliver same level of excellent content as in the past, and forcing many job losses in the process (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Review for CBC Interacitve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice place and nice people

    Cons

    they only offers contact job and it gets extensions.


  2. "Love everything about the CBC except how it treats staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    smart, kind people; exciting projects

    Cons

    Week to week contracts before getting any kid of benefits, shuffled from program to program


  3. "Production intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Screenwriter in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Screenwriter in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-operative and friendly environment, competent staff.

    Cons

    Slight disorganization at times; overall very positive.


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  5. "Educational but frustrating"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to learn from some of the best journalists in the country.
    You, and those around you, take pride in the product you're producing.
    Almost everyone fosters a tradition of excellence.

    Cons

    Young people, even if they're exceptionally talented, can find it difficult to move up.
    One gets tired of the control of the unions and the attitudes that engenders.
    Managers seem to be trained to lie.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to nurture and reward young talent.
    Try to align the goals of the employee and the unit in which they work.


  6. "Associate Producer Radio Current Affairs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer
    Former Employee - Associate Producer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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


  7. "Networking is key"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Canadian heritage
    High quality journalism
    Experience gained is highly marketable
    Lots of opportunity to move around and try new things

    Cons

    Clique-y
    Attaining permanent status extremely hard
    Lots of managers but not a lot of great leadership
    Lots of barriers to career progress...good talent frequently lost to other networks
    Constantly uncertain funding outlooks

    Advice to Management

    Empha size and encourage mentorship of employees
    Put more emphasis on employee engagement
    Recognize that talented employees deserve job security
    Develop mentorship programs for ambitious employees


  8. "Happy to be gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative people on the production side, part of a Canadian cultural institution

    Cons

    Closed minded way of doing things, very slow, the unionized component means that many people that work there just want to do the bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so judgemental when it comes to age. You could use smart, young, ambitious people that understand the future of media.


  9. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a great work/life balance and at the same time management encourages learning and growth through 80/20 rule and attending conferences. You work in an Agile environment that is not prescriptive to SCRUM or Kanban or any other style of Agile. Awesome benefits for health and dental coverage with 4 weeks of paid vacation to start.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be an imbalance of workload across a team or department. It's a large company so sometimes it can be slower than expected to change a work policy/process. Salary at a crown corporation is relatively much lower than what you could get at a private company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work of encouraging the build, measure, learn cycle to build better products that users want.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    CBC is Canada's Public Broadcaster and one of the most respected news and entertainment companies in the world.

    Cons

    There are so many opportunities and avenues for development in media and entertainment it is very tough to choose.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going particularly our strength in digital media and our new entertainment properties. Onward to 2020.


  11. "Desktop support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good manager in MPC teams

    Cons

    Less salary which is below market



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