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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Reviews

Updated August 30, 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 11 reviews)

  • Great team full of great people (in 12 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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    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.


  4. "Educational but frustrating"

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    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.


  5. "Associate Producer Radio Current Affairs"

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    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.


  6. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and discounts

    Cons

    A great deal of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer discussions more do!


  7. "Opportunities if you know where to look"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A big place with many departments. There are opportunities if you know how to find them. Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the bureaucracy of this place. Some people are here because it's comfortable, not because they care about what they are doing or are even good at what they do, and it sets the tone.

    Advice to Management

    Make more effort to develop the hard workers and people with promise and don't let them get lost in a pool of casuals. Find ways to motivate the slackers because their attitude drags everyone else down.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Stable environment
    Opportunity to interact with all levels of the company, without dealing with a lot of politics and/or bureaucracy
    Great opportunity to learn in a safe environment and then move on to bigger and better things

    Cons

    Limited career path because people stay there so long
    Limited pay due to crown corporation status
    Some things take a long time to complete due to internal delays


  9. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People centric with good benefits

    Cons

    Unpredictable funding that creates cycle of expansion and contraction uncertainty


  10. "It's the CEEB, it's great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best journalistic training one can get.

    Cons

    No cons to report, except funding and cutbacks.


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