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Metroland Media Group Overview

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Mississauga, ON (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1981
Company - Private
Publishing
₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
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We are a Dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering online, in-print, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is ... Read more

Mission: At Metroland Media we are all about being...
Connected to Business Growth
Connected to Consumers
Connected to Community
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Metroland Media Group Reviews

  • "The ship is slowly sinking at Metroland"

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    Former Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, benefits, paid vacation, work was clearly understood how to complete and mostly well organized. No evening or weekend hours. Fair compensation for overtime when needed.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages, no opportunity for advancement, a lot of blatant nepotism. Constant lay-offs and outsourcing for everything. A lot of the "new ideas" they tried to implement failed or were forgotten over time. Constant changing of software systems which was a giant waste of time. A lot of the sales staff are dinosaurs who could not keep up with the newer technology but they never made any effort to help them or update their ideas. A lot of ground was lost by not understanding how to move forward into new media sales or training the workforce how to use google/facebook until mid 2019. Too much time spent on copy-cat projects and products.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your family members or outsourcing things, and look at the younger talent you already have instead of laying off people who are sitting stagnant waiting for an opportunity and then hiring someone new who you need to train again. Step back and look at your product, it's starting to look like it's all outsourced, and outsourced poorly.

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Metroland Media Group Photos

Metroland Media Group photo of: WagJag Bucket Challenge
Metroland Media Group photo of: Our Recruitment Team at Sheridan Biztech Career Fair 2016
Metroland Media Group photo of: Mike Hayakawa, Sports Editor for the Markham Economist and Sun part of Metroland Central - York division has covered the Stouffville Spirit hockey team since Day 1 in 1995.
Metroland Media Group photo of: Our Halton team celebrated young leaders at the YMCA Peace Breakfast
Metroland Media Group photo of: he Mirror turns 25 years old! The Newspaper published its first edition on Oct. 27, 1991.
Metroland Media Group photo of: Head Office is wishing you a Happy Halloween!
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Metroland Media Group Interviews

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    Account Executive Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Metroland Media Group.

    Interview

    Meet with an HR person and position Manager. Discusses the role and products that you would be selling. Typical sales questions at the beginning. Brings you in for a 2nd interview where it's a roleplay and you have to come up with a strategy to sell ads based upon information they tell you.

    Interview Questions

    • Could you provide an example of a product that you used to sell and what strategies you used to get a potential client interested   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Our Oakville Beaver team celebrated young leaders at the YMCA Peace Breakfast. See how our InsideHalton team stays #ConnectedToTheCommunity follow them @insidehalton on Twitter. Photo taken by @KMontagueHalton

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