Delivery Person (Former Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – 10 December 2016
Sun media is a good place to have a job whether it be your only job or even a job on the side it works. The salary goes right into your bank account so you don't have to worry about going to pick up a check and then when your on your way to the bank to deposit it you lose it or cant find it. Working for Sun Media can also help you if you wanna get fit and exorcise because unless you have a car, you will have to walk or bike which is really good cardio especially if you get a lot of routes.
I can deliver the papers when i want to as long as they are done that day
Carrier (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 September 2016
1. I would deliver to 177 houses and it was fun because I learned to socialize with strangers. 2. Gave me good exercise and kept me occupied. 3.Hardest part of the job was to deliver during winter because I would slip and fall with all the flyers.
Maintenance Supervisor/ Senior Electrician (Current Employee) – London Ont. – 13 September 2016
A typical day would be me getting started about an hour before the rest of the department comes in. This allows me to read over the logs from the previous shift to see if there are any breakdowns or ongoing issues. From there I prioritize the days maintenance activities. If there are issues that take priority the guys will be assigned the work, otherwise they will continue with the pms that have been assigned to them at the beginning of the week. Having come from a fast paced automotive environment there has been a culture change as well as a steep learning curve. With the printing industry declining in volume there is little interest in continuous improvements. I have learned a lot about heating and cooling systems and aging infrastructure in a 55 year old building that is full of asbestos. This means contracting abatement to contractors before repairs can be safely completed. My coworkers have been valuable to my success and have mentored me along the way. The hardest part of the job has been knowing that because of the facility closing there will be no improvements or future here. I have totally enjoyed learning the printing industry, the different types of equipment and how the systems I have learned in another industry can be used in this one.
Great inter-office atmosphere, lack lustre employee treatment from corporate
Advertising Sales Representative/ Office Manager (Former Employee) – Strathmore, AB – 9 September 2016
I really enjoyed working with the staff in my office and our group of newspaper offices across Southern Alberta. I learned a great deal about office management, preparing payroll, budgeting etc.The hardest part of this job was worrying about job security, layoffs were semi-annual.
excellent upper management and co-worker experience
Managing Editor (Former Employee) – Dunnville, ON – 15 July 2016
The newspaper chain provide great opportunities to engage in creative endeavors and meet with interesting and exciting people. Wide variety of tasks was appealing. Out of province management provided frustrations of not having direct access to them. Downsizing was in full swing and I soon found my staff of 9 cut down to 2.
Creative, fun social, great staff, great community involvement
Deliverer (Former Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – 10 July 2016
Very easy day of work, was able to work with my school hours. Some days the weather wasn't the greatest for delivering papers. I had no co-workers to deal with, so it was a bit lonely at times. Hardest part was the bad weather. I liked having small talk with some of the locals while on the job.
Inside Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 February 2016
Sun Media was a fun place to work. I very much enjoyed working with the customers and my co workers, I looked forward to going to work each and every day. The only reason I am not working for the company any longer is my position was eliminated.
They were very helpful with me as I have some mobility issues, convenient parking was provided to me, as well as the other staff members were very helpful.
The only con I can think of is the long drive I had to get to work.
NIE Program Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 July 2015
I have gained great skills while working at the Sun. Very supportive Boss and coworkers. Great Management. Excellent Work Life Balance. Everyone is aware that family comes first and that makes it easy to attend to family emergencies quickly
Excellent Work Life balance
Change of Management leading to job insecurity. No room for career growth
Computer Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 March 2015
I saw it in the Sun! Hmmm, are we talking about online app, website or publication? Constantly have to reinvent yourself and stay ahead of the revenue curve. Print media is just thriving with domination of web-based content and services being centralized and consolidated. There is no typical day in I.T...one day fixing old PC and configuring it for an end user and another day trying to resolve remote server issues by email and telephone with a out-of-province data center. The great thing is you can learn from other co-workers with different specialties and everyday is different. The hard part is to know where to draw the line when it comes to budget, time and money for machines and resources. Sometimes troubleshooting can takes a few minutes or several days so have to be patient and persistent. The most enjoyable part is you get job satisfaction for helping others and sometimes a few perks and reward for a job well done. Also there is an opportunity to travel and see new places.
Constantly learning and growing, Few employee benefits and social event perks
Hours can be long, Little or no raises, little job security in newspaper business
Nice people to work with Learned how to manage a team of people Hardest part of the job was adapting my communication skills to be able to manage different types people Most enjoyable part of the job was the atmosphere
Associate Producer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 February 2015
Sun Media allowed me to advance from a freelance employee to a respectful Associate Producer, capable of working in all area's of the newsroom. Each day was based on building a 2 hour live current affairs program, which I contributed by suggesting stories, guests for segments, writing scripts, and assembling all video and graphic elements.
Editorially, I was responsible for selecting appropriate elements which would effectively convey each story. I networked with industry leaders on a daily basis and trained new staff appointed to work in production.
The people I worked with were insightful and engaging. I owe a lot of what I learned to them.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent manager
Advertising Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 11 January 2015
A typical day at work, there is no such thing. I placed classified ads in over 200 newspapers, Canada wide. E-mail communication or direct contact. Loved this job and only due to outsourcing did it come to an end.
A typical day at work entailed working on classified ads for local clients, then inputting the articles into the newspaper. The most enjoyable part of the job was working on said classified ads to the clients' needs, although working with a representative (i.e. a middle-man) instead of directly with the clients sometimes led to misunderstandings between all parties involved.