Graphic Layout Artist (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 August 2016
Overall TC Media is a decent company to work for. It's a great place to start your career fresh out of school. Don't expect to climb the corporate ladder though. This company tends to reward people for who they know rather than what they know and how well they do their job.
Stable Income, Great Co-Workers
Very little room to grow and advance, most jobs are either entry level or upper management. There is nothing in between.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 15 August 2016
I enjoyed working at TC media, it is a great environment with professional and friendly co-workers, and i felt right at place. But unfortunately, it was only temporary for I was replacing someone that was on vacation. I always do small mandates and I am ready to take on a full time/permanent job.
Merchandising Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 11 November 2015
Great atmosphere, great staff. Low salary and studio management doesn't really care for their employees. If not for the fellow coworkers, location and atmosphere, I would have left TC Media a long time ago.
Adjointe de direction (Former Employee) – Quebec City, QC – 1 June 2015
Belle entreprise qui requiert des employés toujours actifs et qui veulent se dépasser. Journée de travail bien remplie, opportunités de développement selon le poste occupé. Belle complicité avec les collaborateurs, beaucoup d'enthousiasme au travail. Le plus difficile dans mon poste a été lors de congédiement d'employés. Le plus agréable dans mon poste était l'interaction avec plusieurs employés de différentes région de la province.
Massive politics, lack of leadership and strategic vision
Confidential (Former Employee) – Montreal, QC – 26 April 2015
This company is broken in so many ways. Every group/department acts as its own sub-company (each VP has its own P&L) and there is absolutely no synnergy between locations and groups, on the contrary. Group executives fight each other, there is a whole culture of distrust and politics which go from the SVP all the way down to VP, directors and managers. Even developers get to experience the fun of that.
In terms of vision, this company has an unclear vision and long-term objectives, and every project is rated on the short-term, with no regards to longer term strategies. A huge lack in communication, on every level, amplifies the long term vision problems and creates tactical and short term mishaps. The most used word at TC is "alignment" and it's a clear reflexion of that lack of vision and communication.
In terms of group leaderships, there are huge differences between a VP and another, between a P&L and another, and between the group's employees' strenghts and weaknesses, so your mileage will vary.
There is aboslutely no job security in this company, and it seems to go against all the latest digital trends, opportunities and threats. Right now, momentum seems to be in the Toronto offices, and Montreal's losing staff like the Titanic (both from voluntary departures and restructurations).
Good colleagues and social events, good location for Montreal downtown office
Lack of vision & leadership, lack of communications
Management (Former Employee) – Toronto – 28 November 2014
Fastest moving company I ever worked for.... good and bad. The industry is changing, this company is knee deep transforming itself, adjusting to the market and many are affected or given opportunities by the change management activities.
Only the strong will survive and a great learning experience for those who can keep up with the pace. No shortage of great ideas from passionate people with forward thinking, support from the business for new ventures but at the end of the day expectations are high to succeed and follow through & ROI are key as it is a business with fiscal responsibilities.
For those who are complaining, welcome to the reality check that was long over due. The days of a sleeping giant, that could coast and sit back are over. Employees must be solution oriented and not just good at meeting over committed deadlines.
This is the place if you like solving true business challenges, transforming legacy environments, delicately balancing cultural differences and delivering new offerings all at the same time. Its not for everyone, but if there was a place for learned lessons from the "school of hard knocks" this would be it.
Great learning experience for change management!
Short lived leadership, management and functional roles with so many changes to transform the business.
Enjoyed working at TC Media and co-workers was fantastic to work with
Client Service Rep (Former Employee) – 6688 Kitimat Road, Mississauga ON – 20 August 2014
I coordinated the Retail and PartSource Flyer making sure all change s were done correctly from a product list until final is approved and shipped to the printer. Communicate with client to garther any missing information and resolve any issues as they occur on project. Proof all finals before shipped to the Client and printer making sure all changes we done as requested. Order and follow up with client on missing merchandise giving direction on how product should be shot Assist on creative for the GrandOpening and PartSource flyers if needed. Attend meetings with Client on projects. Invoice client and bill GrandOpening and PartSource flyers as per written contract Upload final files to the Printer and resolve any queries from the Printer. Worked overtime and on weekends if necessary to make sure the job get done Assist co-workers if there are any slow period.