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Updated Oct 4, 2021

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3.2
50%
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84%
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Metroland Media Group President Ian Oliver
Ian Oliver
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working environment, great people to work with(in 10 reviews)

  • "3 weeks vacation from the start(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay and overwhelming amount of training(in 13 reviews)

  • "mixed reviews on upper management (favouritism is common)(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Wow now good thing come to optioned fast morning ppl

      Feb 14, 2017 - Spokes Person in Long Beach, CA
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      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

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      No worthy experience gained.

      Feb 5, 2019 - Account Executive in Ontario, CA
      Recommend
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      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 to quit so you can recieve some of their account list. They expects loyalty from their largest and most loyal clients but only continue to increase their rates without any real value being added. Every 6 months there are VDP to get people to leave. Vacation pay is only salary. You would need to get all your work done before you you take the time off. You need to have a backup person to do any additional work. Moral is incredibly low. Everyone can see where the company is headed but are too comfortable to actually look for another job. For the artwork of the ad, they have out-sourced a company out in India. There is a 12 hour turn around. A lot of the time the person working on the artwork doesn't understand or doesn't follow the instructions. Turnover is super high. Management aren't leaders, they rule with an iron fist. There isn't any room for any creativity or to make suggestions. This will only put a target on your back. There isn't a lot of money to be made here. Very few will actually make more that $60k a year. Local businesses do not like the company and refuse to talk to us. It's very sad to see what will happen to most of the people who work there that are expecting to retire with the company. LEAVE WHILE YOU CAN. The company had a chance to succeed but they didn't adapt to the times. They really hoped that the internet was just a fad that would disappear and never actually invested in anything until it's too late. Metroland makes the weirdest cuts to help save money. No Christmas parties, no work events, nothing that would help moral. It's very easy to find out how much the people at the top make. They have only reduced their bonuses. The only experience that I have gained is how to cold call. Metroland is known for their boiler room sales tactics and other companies try and poach employees on that basis and not for any meaningful expertise. There's so much more. Just stay away from this dying company and the print industry.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      sales

      May 17, 2017 -  in Ontario, CA
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      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.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Senior Software Developer

      Jul 15, 2013 - Senior Software Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      increasing workloads for existing employees

      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Production Designer

      Oct 4, 2021 - Production Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great co-workers and Great location

      Cons

      Low pay and high turnaround

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Manager review

      Sep 2, 2021 - Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Love it here, great company

      Cons

      None, great company. Highly recommend

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Sales Coordinator

      Sep 14, 2021 - Sales %26 Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a source of revenue

      Cons

      No career opportunities. Not good

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing

      Jun 28, 2021 - Newspaper Carrier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Easy work -good enough pay -good first job

      Cons

      - the weather is not determined and you have to deliver no matter what

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jun 28, 2021 - Accounting Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good company and good benefits

      Cons

      Many changes affected job stability

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      Jun 16, 2021 - Accountant in Hamilton, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -work remotely -vacation start at 3 weeks -benefits competitive

      Cons

      there are few advancement opportunities

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