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Corus Entertainment Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Pros
  • The building is nice to work in (in 13 reviews)

  • Great People- Amazig Talent Pool- Good atmosphere- good work life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • It's tough to know what the priorities are from upper management - which leads to a lot of money loss and unproductivity (in 12 reviews)

  • They preach on "work-life balance" but do NOT practice what they preach (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Production Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corus Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    The opportunities / High quality of content being produced/ Benefits + packages

    Cons

    Senior management need to be more engaged with young people they are hiring


  2. "General Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - very efficient building and work space.
    - there is always an event for employees to socialize
    -they have a really good christmas party
    - you get both American and Canadian holidays off
    -you will gain a lot of experience (at least in your first year)
    -contrary to popular belief, I liked most of the executives on the finance team

    Cons

    -As a contract worker, they do not care about you. They would try to extend your contract as long as they can. Extending it in patterns that would not get HR in trouble and would screw you over if anything
    - Your salary would not match your workload.
    -No work-life balance; especially for single individuals. They expect work to be your sole focus. But watch your bosses go home at 5pm to meet their lovely family while you stay till 8-9pm, go home and still work from home. you+work= their definition of your ideal relationship
    -Most people I met there have been in the same position for 4-5 years. very limited growth
    - Work instability. Someone was always getting fired
    -MAJOR office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Do better. Allow for work-life balance. Encourage career growth within the organization. Give better pay


  3. "Inside Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corus Entertainment full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, fun work environment, good benefits, good exposure to management.

    Cons

    Industry is fading so... shrinking headcount, not a lot of opportunity to move up, easy to get stuck, work experience and skills learned are not easily applicable in areas outside media.

    Advice to Management

    Create and protect your own content, increase partnerships, find ways to limit your reliance on traditional broadcast media.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "The people make it great. But that's it."

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Producer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Digital Media Producer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corus Entertainment (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your co-workers are incredible. Super talented and versatile - they are hard workers.
    The building is nice to work in.

    Cons

    The company doesn't have focus at the moment. It's tough to know what the priorities are from upper management - which leads to a lot of money loss and unproductivity.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of only trying to catch-up to industry standards, look ahead to the future and try to innovate. It's the only way to survive.


  6. "INR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corus Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Building is nice, that's it

    Cons

    Low pay but want you to contribute more
    Streamline worker, no talent needed
    Bad management


  7. "Horrible Salaries"

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    Current Employee - Media Services Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Media Services Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Corus Entertainment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great People- Amazig Talent Pool- Good atmosphere- good work life balance

    Cons

    Salaries are Horrible.
    Shaw take over brought staff together with pay gaps of 10-15k a year for the same jobs!
    Very unorganized vision- continued shuffling in upper management, while lower levels are continually told to continue working with status quo.
    Plenty of false/empty promises to lead you on for higher performance, and no monetary reward.

    Advice to Management

    Review your pay inequality between corus/shaw legacy staff. Unionizing should not be the only option for a salary increase.
    Make it more appealing for employees to not want to join the union.

    Review average salaries in the industry (Bell, Rogers & Telus ) Corus salaries are laughable in the industry.
    Recognize the amazing talent you have, by compensating them properly in order to retain them.
    Committed and long standing employees should be acknowledged- instead of calling back past employees and offering them promotions- sends the wrong message to urgent employees.


  8. "Creative, fast paced, collaborative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corus Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Great management, cool work environment and industry, collaborative and caring corporate culture. This is a great place to work. Hands down one of my favourite jobs ever

    Cons

    It is very collaborative. If you can't handle a lot of input from a lot of people this might not be the place for you. Personally, I don't see this as a con.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate and over communicate with your staff. Take a hard look at the lower end of the salaries you offer - some of them are laughable.


  9. "Best employers"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture with a lot of great workers.
    People will go out of their way to help you out and management seems to really care about their employees.
    Overall a great experience

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  10. "Operations"

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

    I worked at Corus Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic company with interests spread out wide across all media, Great people in all departments with only a few difficult ones.

    Cons

    Can benefit from a flattened reporting structure. Multiple layers of management and approvals required in many areas. Plus with the addition of Shaw Media some processes and teams still need to be integrated.


  11. "Horrible Moral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corus Entertainment full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The building is nice. That's about it.

    Cons

    Where to start...
    -VERY LOW MORAL
    -No room for advancement
    -People hired from outside as "friend of the family" rather than promoting within
    -Low pay, overworked
    -No compensation for overtime - It's not only expected, but there's no option to say no
    -They preach on "work-life balance" but do NOT practice what they preach. Work first, your life comes second.
    -Benefits are minimal
    -Merits are minimal
    -Management doesn't care about you
    -Super gossipy workplace

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter. Compensate their hard work, promote from within, actually follow through your "work-life balance" values.


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