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Glacier Media Group Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Glacier Media Group President, CEO, and Director Jonathon J.L. Kennedy
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  1. "Trying to keep on the pulse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Glacier Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Conscious effect to develop in fast changing industry

    Cons

    Lack of support, the pressure to just make a quick sell and produce more with limited resources, and don't always concentrate on the quality.

    Advice to Management

    Look more long term gains rather than short term wins. Give your staff a platform and the tools to be success from


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Payroll
    Former Employee - Payroll
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glacier Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Good for obtaining your first work experience and getting your foot through the door in order to be able to move onto a better career path thereafter.

    Cons

    Terrible culture and office environment!

    Very unprofessional and unethical Human Resources Management. No value for employees who are being under appreciated for who they are.

    HR does not know how to even write a simple employee contract and even after pointing it out to them, they could not clue in they made a mistake....Terrible attitude to employees. Very arrogant! Most importantly Employment Legislation is not followed!!!!

    Also a very cheap company. It is a public company trading on Toronto Stock Exchange under TSE: GVC for currently $0.67 per share BUT they do not only not compensate employees properly for their skill set but also they do not care about their health and well being. at all! it is a $260 million dollar PUBLIC company. One would think it is not just THAT they are profit oriented but would also care to protect the public interest and the interest of its own employees. But not??

    In the mean time they were trying for months and months to find the benefits provider that offers the cheapest coverage out there for their employees which is a population size of 2000 employees...not worrying if coverage would be adequate to people's needs..

    Very unethical and unprofessional for a Canadian Public Company this size especially in such an important Industry such as the Media workers.....

    The company did not even care to pay what I believe to be cents to the benefits provider to send out plastic benefit cards to employees for their convenience when in need of medical service, dental, drug coverage, etc..

    And if you do have a personal reason to be absent from work for a couple hours or so, they expose you to a lengthy question investigation why, what, where, how.

    It is almost like they are interfering in your personal life and making decisions for you rather than accepting you have your own personal obligations some time that you have to deal with and you do not have to report to them your personal life in any way, form or shape...

    Also, for accounting stuff, they do not appreciate the time and effort and money people spent on gaining their CPA (accounting designations). they do not cover their Membership fees...People lose their CPAs due to inability to maintain their CPA status and fulfill their CPA professional development credits - due to low income.

    People lose their accounting designations because they can't afford to pay their close to $1,000 per year CPA membership fees due to low salaries.

     And the company DOES NOT CARE about it! You know how hard it is to become a CPA. it takes at a minimum 3-4 years after gaining a bachelor degree to get the CPA designation.

    So those people basically studied for perhaps 8 years or more after high school to become qualified accountants so that they can find a suitable employment providing MEANINGS to survive for themselves and their families, and they lose it all due to Companies like this One. It is a waste.

    Not to mention, there are People who were not Allowed to take vacation for years and years for some reason...

    I do not suggest starting a job there! Loss of time and effort!

    Advice to Management

    Take an Ethics course and Learn BC Legal Framework,l earn how to communicate in a humane manner with people! Do NOT Distribute rumors!

    Do an employee survey and ask what it is the Company can do better to improve Employees Well being and make them feel as part of working together towards a common GOAL! Improve your communication Style! Take a deep interest in improving the alienated cultural environment where no one talks to anyone but all they do is listen to headphones all day.

    Oh you are not even allowed to use your cell phone from 8.30 am to 5 pm no matter what:) But listening to headphones all day and playing pokemons is fine:) Perhaps it is part of the media exposure:)

  3. "Challenged"

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    Former Employee - Publisher in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Publisher in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glacier Media Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed local management to work, good support

    Cons

    Very challenged industry, outlook uncertain


  4. "Market production manager"

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    Former Employee - Market Production Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Market Production Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great publications to work on and good people but they sold us. Ultimately many positive things were happening for many years, but it just fell through because of poor financial management

    Cons

    Lack of focus on proper financial stability. Ultimately our sector was sold, and things have changed for the worse ever since.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "great company with friendly colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer Team Lead in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Developer Team Lead in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Management is very understanding and hands-off. Colleagues are willing to help when you need them and they are very friendly too.

    Cons

    Overall, there is not much negative things that I can say about the company. Publishing and ad-based business model is in decline in general in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Management should have better understanding of the technical aspects of web developments and distinguish the good and bad programming practice.


  6. "Great company, poor management."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Whistler, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Whistler, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Glacier Media Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team, great publications and excellent content.

    Cons

    Focus on print and slow to move to digital media

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, conduct reviews, implement HR.


  7. "Customer Service Rep"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Glacier Media Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long time service employees, good wages, benefits, small staff. Deadline driven environment. Many great, loyal customers. Daytime hours, very little overtime, warm and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much management; too many operating systems, that were not compatible. Not much flexibility; sick old building, 38 kms from my house.

  8. "Mediocrity at best"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Reporter in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, respectful environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Company doesn't seem invested in a long-term plan. No wage increases.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers better. Vancouver is an expensive place to live.


  9. "Disappointing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glacier Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Started out with a positive vibe from CEO.

    Cons

    Dishonesty at almost all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, show some integrity.


  10. "Worst place I ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some very nice colleagues

    Cons

    Old boys club! Poor management and HR. Favoritism galore Felt more like working in a factory. Had to fight to get vacation days. Micromanaged. Revolving door. Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Needs a total re-vamp. To much caring about the dollar and too little caring about the employees.


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