A professional workplace with littlle empathy for the individual and not much in the way of job security or predictable advancement.
Broadcaster/Editor (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 24 April 2017
CBC News is a professional, highly structured work place that offers some opportunity for advancement. It offers little, however, in the way of job security and the direction in which the Corporation is being guided is not what I had hoped. It is a stressful environment with an emphasis on speed and not a particularly happy place to work . There is a lot of staff turnover. On the plus side, salary and benefits are very good.
Good wages, benefits
A "one size fits all" mentality toward staff and too much power in the hands of one person.
SENIOR ANALYST, COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING & BRAND (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 January 2015
My role as a Senior Analyst involved meeting certain objectives with Access to Information. These objectives revolved around how many requests we respond to and close each fiscal. When I first joined the department, there were a vast amount of requests that needed to be completed that the department wasn't meeting. I have made it my mission since day one, to provide as much value as possible and change things around. I wanted to be sure I quickly got up to speed to learn everything and anything I needed to learn and to find ways to optimize workflow. I've been very fortunate to have a great team to do this with. After 3 hard-working years, I can proudly say we have been meeting 97% of our targets for 3 consecutive fiscal. That has been the most rewarding part of my job!
Great culture, supporting manager(s), flexibility and autonomy.
Long hours, always on work e-mails (brain doesn't shut down) and very strict deadlines.
Enjoyable work but too much job insecurity and inconsistent management style.
News Presenter/Editor/Reporter (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 17 June 2013
As a news presenter, I have enjoyed my work with CBC. However, I have not felt my talent was ever truly appreciated nor maximized. I liked my co-workers but what management considered valuable one day was not deemed so the next. Questionale hires and too much authority resting with one person.
NCAN - Editor (Current Employee) – The Broadcast Centre, downtown Toronto, ON, Canada – 18 October 2012
CBC is a fun and exciting place to work. My colleagues are the best in the business and we are all share a passion for new and delivering the best possible product to our viewing audience. It is a fast paced working environment but that is part of what I love about it. You never know when a story is about to break and when it does its all hands on deck and the adrenaline starts pumping and you go into focus mode.
great colleagues and fast paced enviornment, both of whcik make for and exciting and enjoyable workplace
very fewgreat colleagues and fast paced environment, both of which make for and exciting and enjoyable workplace
Too many operational areas competing against each other.
Manager, Production Technology Administration (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 May 2012
Too many operational areas competing against each other rather than working collaboratively towards corporate objectives. Only "friends" of the executive level see advancement opportunities. Most people have "work to rule" ethics, burdening those that actually do work because they need to pick up the slack.
good salary, ok benefits, some good people at the front line level.
Great place for many years, but felt abused near the end and left suddenly. Did every journalistic job in the place for almost 15 years, although casual, was called upon regularly for daily news reporting in tv and radio. CBC Radio is a less stressful newsroom than CBC TV, while the people at tv are nice, it was a very toxic workplace with overstressed staff, constant budget cuts and many people under too much pressure.