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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. "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 9 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 2 years

        Pros

        It’s fast money on the side

        Cons

        A lot of time to deliver

        Metroland Media Group2019-04-11
      • "Work hard, be rewarded!"

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        Former Employee - Sales Representative in Thorold, ON
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Excellent benefits and vacation, weekly pay, nice people to work with, get out to meet new clients, work hard and you'll make great commissions, community connections and events encouraged.

        Cons

        Base pay lower than minimum wage.

        Advice to Management

        Print isn't dead but it isn't thriving either so don't pretend it is. Be realistic.

        Metroland Media Group2019-03-28
      • "Quality Assurance Analyst"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Metroland Media Group full-time

        Pros

        Good company to work for , you will get more

        Cons

        Good company to work for

        Metroland Media Group2019-03-13
      • "Metroland review - newspaper carrier"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Metroland Media Group

          Pros

          Last employment year was *2007. The work is straighforward. Metroland had occasional company events that are family-friendly.

          Cons

          The nature of the job - physically sorting ads into newspapers, and carrying and delivering them to numerous houses - may not be for everyone.

          Metroland Media Group2019-02-01
        • Helpful (1)

          "Not Worth It"

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            Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook

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

            Pros

            Flexible hours, possibility for tips if someone’s feeling particularly generous

            Cons

            People don’t have to pay you for delivering, they spin it as “self-employment” so they don’t have to pay you (in fact, you pay them about $20 every three weeks for packaging the advertisements)

            Advice to Management

            Stop taking advantage of children who want to have a first job

            Metroland Media Group2019-01-26
          • Helpful (1)

            "Bleak Future Outlook"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at Metroland Media Group full-time

            Pros

            - Colleagues were friendly and good to work with

            Cons

            - Lack of direction - Unsustainable business in current environment

            Metroland Media Group2019-01-22
          • "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 2 years

            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
          • Helpful (2)

            "Sales"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Metroland Media Group

            Pros

            Opportunity looked great in the beginning...

            Cons

            A lot of favoritism and terrible gossip in the company. Totally unfair to sales reps and very quickly put you on a commission structure that would pay a 4 year old . Terrible morale, awful company!!

            Advice to Management

            Find another career and get out of the company.

            Metroland Media Group2018-12-30
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