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Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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3.0
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34%
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47%
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Metroland Media Group CEO Ian Oliver
Ian Oliver
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and clients to work with(in 8 reviews)

  • "Friendly people for the most part, 3 weeks vacation to start (which now appears to be the standard anyway)(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, labor intensive, irregular workload(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management has let this company slid for years(in 7 reviews)

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

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    Former Employee - Spokes Person in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for 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

    Metroland Media Group2017-02-14
  2. "No worthy experience gained."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Recieved an extra two 'paid' days off. Had two really good co workers Typically 9-5 and it's rare if you need to stay late. 3 weeks vacation. Read the cons for more information on that. Editorial work is changing for the better.

    Cons

    Print advertising is dying. They refuse to accept it. The dailies are hemorrhaging money while under-cutting the community papers. The digital products that they offer are 5 years behind what the rest of the advertising industry is doing. In some markets, Metroland has more than 3 of its own companies fighting for the same client. The only way to be successful and make money is to wait for your older co-workers...

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, good luck. The only thing the company can do at this point is to try and keep their doors open for as long as possible.

    Metroland Media Group2019-02-05
  3. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Metroland Media Group

      Pros

      flexible hours. support staff at head office are usually quick to respond and helpful. co-workers are great.

      Cons

      management changes mind about major decisions every month. You are as good as your last sale.

      Advice to Management

      ask front line (sales) for input about major changes. need better communication

      Metroland Media Group2017-05-18
    • Helpful (3)

      "Senior Software Developer"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Developer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

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

      Cons

      increasing workloads for existing employees

      Metroland Media Group2013-07-15
    • "Newspaper"

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        Former Employee - Classified Sales 

        I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

        Pros

        Staff and managers great Supportive and friendly

        Cons

        Dying business. Money and compensation could be better

        Metroland Media Group2019-07-14
      • "good starter company"

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        Former Employee - Graphic Artist in London, ON
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        good starter company for your first design job

        Cons

        sent work outside which caused quality to go down, low pay, no chance for real advancement

        Metroland Media Group2019-07-05
      • "Good enough if you are in middle school and just starting the job hunt"

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        Former Employee - Newspaper Deliverer in Toronto, ON
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        -Get to be outside and get exercise

        Cons

        -It can be cold and rainy at times

        Advice to Management

        A little bit more pay would definitely be nice

        Metroland Media Group2019-05-27
      • "BI developer"

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          Current Employee - BI Developer in Toronto, ON

          I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 8 years

          Pros

          Active development in .Net

          Cons

          Company will remove database part

          Metroland Media Group2019-05-12
        • "Advertising manager"

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            Former Employee - Advertising Manager 

            I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

            Pros

            Great people and clients to work with

            Cons

            Sometimes a very miserable workplace

            Metroland Media Group2019-05-01
          • "I’m not very experienced but I’m good with delivery"

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            Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier in Ottawa, ON
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at Metroland Media Group part-time for more than a year

            Pros

            It’s fast money on the side

            Cons

            A lot of time to deliver

            Metroland Media Group2019-04-11
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