Metroland Media Group Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2021

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2.8
39%
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74%
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Metroland Media Group President Ian Oliver
Ian Oliver
70 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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      16 Jun 2021 - Accountant in Hamilton, ON
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      there are few advancement opportunities

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Very Busy

      3 Jun 2021 - Team Member in Port Perry, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You manage the newspaper delivery yourself

      Cons

      You are not well paid.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      The ship is sinking

      11 Jun 2021 - Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are good, meet some great people

      Cons

      Everything, the new leadership after our Publisher retired is horrendously incompetent

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      No Longer Exists

      3 May 2021 - Mail Carrier in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Got to enjoy the great outdoors

      Cons

      company no longer in business

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      News paper carrier

      20 Apr 2021 - Newspaper Carrier in Mississauga, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good entry level job for young teens (10-13)

      Cons

      Not enough pay, not a lot of hours

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      The ship is slowly sinking at Metroland

      2 Sep 2020 - Web/Graphic Designer in Hamilton, ON
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      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.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      its okay

      16 Mar 2021 - Onboarding Specialist in Burlington, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun people and flexible work/life

      Cons

      disorganized and always changing to be able to keep up

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Simple but Tedious Work

      27 Jan 2021 - General Labor in Oshawa, ON
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      Pros

      The people I worked with were cool The job was really easy to do once you knew what you were doing Time flew by if you were focused on work

      Cons

      Time can be slow sometimes, especially if you're watching the clock If you didn't like the people you worked with, time would drag as well Shop closed down and we were out of work

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      good

      14 Mar 2021 - Newspaper Carrier 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very leniant and good environment

      Cons

      sometimes time limit can be hard

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Pretty good

      3 Mar 2021 - Sales 
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      Pros

      it's a pretty good place to work

      Cons

      the workplace is pretty good

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