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TORONTO STAR Canada Employee Reviews

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Sales Representative (Current Employee), Star, ABMarch 2, 2015
A typical day at work in Toronto star is really hard because its summer its hot and you have to go door to door. The fun part in this job was traveling.
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Hard work pays off
SUB-MARKETING CONTRACTOR (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 15, 2015
Pros: more sales, more salary.
Cons: lack of job security.
Hours were flexible to me and my partner. I learned great organization and planning skills, human relations, etc. Me and my sub-contract partner can plan to work at a time we desire, with 6 hours a day minimum. We mostly managed ourselves, and reported to the main contractor. The more business sales we made, the more we earned. The hardest part of the job is when we did not hit the daily sales goal, because we would be underpaid. The most enjoyable part of the job is the efficient team work between me and my partner.
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Dynamic Work Place
Business Development Strategist (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 9, 2015
The Star was my first Canadian news organisation and so I cut my teeth on a very complex and fast paced environment.

My typical day involved working with many different teams internally to explore new areas for growth and revenue within pre-existing content models. Research, Audience Development, Editorial and Sales were all departments that were involved in the creation and execution of any new initiative I brought to the table.

The opportunity to 'blue sky' new ideas was a very significant part of my job that I enjoyed immensely. I was able to dive deep into the world of content solutions and architecture and propose new concepts that would be a success both with audiences and with advertisers.

Challenges included the internal navigation of the different departments and the different agendas that they held. Challenges also included the different approaches of each department and finding a happy medium.
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Good workplace and friendly co-workers
Newspaper Sorting (Former Employee), Keswick, ONFebruary 2, 2015
Pros: nice co-workers
Cons: starting at 3am
- Unloaded truck and put bundles of papers into stacks, grouped flyers and papers, gave newspaper deliverer whoever much papers and flyers they needed.
- I learned how to communicate with others how much more needs to be done.
- Co-workers were nice and hard working despite being tired.
-There was no part of the job that stuck out as the hardest part.
-The most enjoyable part of the job was talking to co-workers.
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Good experience and lots of hardwork.
Paper Route (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 29, 2015
Pros: experience
Cons: the pay wasn't the greatest for the amount of work being put in.
For my first job it was a good experience, it taught me how to manage and save my earnings, prioritize my time, and how to really work hard. Every week it would be basically me by myself putting paper together and delivering them the assigned houses.
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knowledgeable
PRESS OPERATOR (Former Employee), Vaughan, ONJanuary 14, 2015
learning environment. a great company to expand your arisen. Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner with attention to detail, waste management
Monitor and adjust to quality expectations and work closely with department supervisor. which return is knowledgeable.
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awful
SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 5, 2015
the worst job available. terrible work conditions and just not a friendly place to work. management was not great. the pay was not great awful customer service.
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Productive
Senior Network/Security Analyst (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 20, 2014
Perform lot of Data Center and Network Security. Perform lot of visualization work also in VMWare
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A typical day
Sales Representatives (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 1, 2014
Pros: pizza
Cons: no pay
During my time with Toronto Star, i did learn that, i have to keep going, even if customers get rude. Each day, with all the other co-workers, we would be picked up and dropped off at the location to make sales, and each sale we made, we would get paid. Although i made sales, i didn't get any pay, but i did gain experience as a sales rep.
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Friendly co-workers
mailing room distribution (Former Employee), Tor, UPNovember 26, 2014
Great atmosphere. teamwork environment and flexible work schedule
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Fast paced
Lead Pressman on duty (Former Employee), Vaughan, ONNovember 15, 2014
Pros: good working enviroment
Cons: dirty, messy, physically demanding at times
Physically and mentally demanding at times
Different jobs and configurations create challenges
Making ready for jobs and tearing presses down afterwards
Working with a crew is enjoyable and interactive
Attention and focusing to detail a daily event
As a Leadhand you work close with management
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Layoff + very bad management
Confidential (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 9, 2014
Pros: bad management
Working in digital department. You see anxiety of layoff from the first day of your work.

Managers are not polite at all (consider some exceptions) and they very top to bottom approach.

What I learned from Torstar was, politeness and respecting to other people is not always appreciated.
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productive and organized dilivery
Quality customer service (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 28, 2014
organized newspapers & flyers
Delivered newspapers& flyers
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Good place to work
Support Centre Analyst (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 20, 2014
Pros: lots of opportunities to learn
Cons: everything is urgent due to newspapers being on deadline.
A typical day includes supporting various inhouse programs, users access via citrix servers.

I learned a lot about Citrix and Active Directory.

Management is good, they keep an I on things and make sure processes are being followed.

Great team with no internal conflicts, all work well together and help each other out.

The hardest part is learning the various inhouse programs, and the terminology used by each department.

The most enjoyable is the team I work with, very good people.
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DTS (Desktop Support)
DTS (Desktop Support) (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 21, 2014
 Desktop and Network Support with more than 7 years of experience.
 Desktop support in local & remote setting for Humber College, Rogers, Bell.
 Extensive experience in installation, administration and networking.
 Group Policy Objects (GPO), Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).
 Excellent interpersonal skills and Good communication skills.
 Experience with various desktop related technologies and desktop management systems (VM Ware, Citrix, VoIP, Windows/MAC/Linux) Active Directory
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Great staff with allot of enthusiastic people.
Paper Carrier (Former Employee), North York, ONJuly 27, 2014
Pros: money
A day at would go very quickly with all the papers that were given to me to deliver. I learned how to work in a job environment.
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tiring in hot summer heat or cold in winters
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Star, OnJuly 22, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: long hours
people dont like when people ask for subscripstions and its expensive
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it was a great experience
Sale Contractor (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONJune 21, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Even thought my friend and I only worked one day in Toronto Star as a sale contractor, but it was a fun day. I was kind of nervous when I was on my own, to knock stranger's door and say my line, but when I go door by door, 1 by 1, i got use to it, i learned many thing, i can speak in front of stranger, clearly and fast and i make sure they understand what im saying.
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fun and outgoing workplace
Call Centre Agent (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 17, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Learnt to inquire customers
Outgoing co-workers
Flexible hours
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Not such a good place to work
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 15, 2014
During my stay here, there was at least one manager or staff escorted out by security after spot firing

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