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Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  • Very little help/resources for sales staff (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper Management seems to not care abouy employees and are checking boxes (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Wow now good thing come to optioned fast morning ppl"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Spokes Person in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Spokes Person in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing is work while your working or just hanging with friends or love ones an make take control of your life

    Cons

    The cons are it depends on your work ethic how much you make if your looking for a few extra bucks you'll have it More you work an push it out More comes back so God bless

    Advice to Management

    Just go with it an it does the same thing


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Senior Management,
    Culture & Values

    Cons

    increasing workloads for existing employees


  3. "Complete autonomy & great opportunities for advancement!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Strategic Projects in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director, Strategic Projects in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company
    Treats employees fairly
    Good wages
    Excellent leaders
    Fun place to work
    Great team of people
    Opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Public misconception of media being a struggling industry.


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  5. "An Industry in Decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Metroland used to be a great place to work but the newspaper industry is a difficult market to operate in in the digital era. We had a values based culture and worked closely with our community partners. We were respected in our communities.

    Cons

    Much of the graphic design work is now offshore and most of the design staff have been packaged off. I appreciate it's a cost saving move but considering their logo is "connected to community", many of the members of their "community" are being downsized in favour of the cheaper offshore labour and this sends a poor message.

    Advice to Management

    The morale for the remaining staff is at an all time low. People are more productive when they enjoy where they work.


  6. "Newspaper Carrier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time

    Pros

    -makes you workout in the winter
    -have automatic insurance

    Cons

    -pay per house is lower than other companies
    -lots of extra add ons with the actual flyer & they don't pay extra for those

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay per house when I worked as a newspaper carrier elsewhere my pay was 10 cents per house where as metroland media only payed


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, entrepreneurial atmosphere, if you work hard you are rewarded.

    Cons

    Below average salary vs other companies in the media landscape, but at least its in Hamilton and not Toronto

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the up and comers


  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's only going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nobody cares and everyone is always looking for a new job

    Cons

    Unqualified management, red tape, does not invest in anything, crappy products

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and products. Don't just get the cheapest thing available.


  9. "Amazing Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Employees are great, management gives great feedback. New changes coming in have been noticed to make for a better employee experience! Casual dress code, autonomy to manage my own day. Everyone is very supportive!

    Cons

    Metroland has been working with feedback and making changes in the right direction. Promote from within a lot.

    Advice to Management

    continuous feedback and support is appreciated


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst job I have ever had"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Average pay, there are some talent people in dev and QA, except for these, I cannot tell if there is any other pros.

    Cons

    Worst culture and horrible process, the office is management by someone's working style, not the process and culture of the company.

    In one and half year since I joined the team in Vaughan office, about 1/3 employees left because they do not like management style and culture.

    They are biased, not treat everybody the same per the policy.

    Advice to Management

    The headquarters HR should get involved to take a look what happens there, otherwise, there is no future.


  11. "Nice job, 10/10"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work if you love the outdoors.

    Cons

    Not great work if you're not used to physical exercise.

    Advice to Management

    Better quality between shipments.



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