Newspaper Carrier (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – January 27, 2016
For the 7 years I worked at Metroland, I would say that this was a satisfying place to work at. There are no co-workers in this position. The most enjoyable part of the job is the happy customers you meet.
Mail Carrier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – March 5, 2016
I got my newspapers every thursday and friday and it took me 3-4 hours working on just rolling up the newspapers. Then delivering the newspapers took me an additional hour. I didn't get enough time to do my school homework. Also didn't recieve the right rubber bands to roll up the newspapers so it would snap and sting my hands. Also earned way below the minimum wage, around 60 bucks a month for doing 96 houses twice a week.
The money isn't a lot compared to the long hours you do rolling up the papers and delivering them.
Multi-Media Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – May 25, 2016
Print industry is going down and out. It's dog eat dog industry that is crashing. Customers know it too. Hard job due to no training, management and no one buying. You will be promised training, a high income and a team environment (everyone is out for themselves and you cant trust anyone). Managment plays favorites and has no integrity. You may make average income. Easier sales jobs out there with no stress and more money with less hours.
Management is terrible, customers complain, no training, no team environment
pocket feeder (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – October 22, 2015
it was long hours but every once in a while we'd have company BBQs and even thanksgiving dinner. it was really repetitive and involved standing up for long periods of time but the people were friendly.
Freelance Writer (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – December 11, 2015
The work is too inconsistent as far as getting reliable work goes. As a freelance writer I want steady work. The hardest part of the job is having to write about boring businesses with little to no information on their actual companies. They often have one page websites that reveal very little information, making it hard to write articles about them.
The most enjoyable part of being a freelance writer is the freedom of being able to work on my own time.
Good work environment, with lack of growth potential.
Advertising Account Manager (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – March 23, 2012
Metroland Media Group is one of Canada's largest media companies, being a subsidiary of TorStar Corp. You would think that with an organization this big growth and advancement opportunities within the company would be mroe readily available and obtainable. Major downsizing and cost-cutting over the last couple of years has left this company devoid of any real growth opportunities within its many divisions.
That said, it has been decent place of employment for the 4 years I have worked here, with no real major complaints.
low compensation in terms of industry-standards, little possibility for growth.
Shipping/Receiving Supervisor (Former Employee) – Smiths Falls, ON – August 25, 2015
Metroland in Smiths Falls is a terrible place to work. They pay very little and expect the world from you. After working 12-16 hour days, you still get crapped on!!! Management is very unorganized and constantly belittles employees calling them "yard apes" Robert Conium the distribution manager is A disrespectful liar. He will build you up and then tear you down!!! Don't work here!!!
Newspaper Carrier (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – August 16, 2015
The best part about this job is not the amount of money I am making from this job but the fact that I am actually enjoying the job as it provides me with both a chance to have fun organized the papers together and to obtain fast pace working skills (in order to ensure that the newspapers are delivered on time by 6pm every Thursday). Also, my manager is very kind and if I ever have a question and decide to send it through email, I always get fast replies and great feedback/suggestions.
Only working once per week
Not much money obtained per month (It is a less than minimum wage job)