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TORONTO STAR Canada Employee Reviews

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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 – more... the various inhouse programs, and the terminology used by each department.

The most enjoyable is the team I work with, very good people. – less
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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.
 – more... Experience with various desktop related technologies and desktop management systems (VM Ware, Citrix, VoIP, Windows/MAC/Linux) Active Directory – less
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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 – more... what im saying. – less
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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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a great place to work
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee), Toronto ONMarch 4, 2014
Good benefits, great company to work for, additional work related courses are encouraged
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Toronto star - delivery
Quality customer service (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 12, 2014
The Toronto Star – Weekly News Paper

Delivered Toronto star news papers

Organized and prepare flyers/newspaper

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Quality customer service.
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Flexible with Costumer Service and Traveling Opportunities
Toronto Star Carrier (Former Employee), Beaverton, ONFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: minimal traffic in the duration of the hours, tim horton's coffee
Cons: snow
My typical day for this job implies ensuring delivery of the Toronto Star Newspaper in a vehicle from 3am to 9am, seven days a week. I also would have to keep up to date records on the Routes and upkeep specifications based on the customer's need.

I learned how to communicate and provide excellent customer service and adapt to the needs of others. – more... I also have much more first hand experience with defensive driving in all road conditions and weather.

My management for this job provided me with a previous employee to train me, ensuring I met the standards' of the clients.
I was also provided updated information to adjust any changes the client/customer had involving his/her rural delivery services.

My co-workers were cooperative and helpful. Everyone always lent a helpful hand to ensure delivery was completed, if issues had risen.

The hardest part of the job was the weather conditions. Although a time frame was expanded, if need be.

The most enjoyable part of the job was the customer's feedback to fulfill the needs in which they required. – less
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fun
Delivery Associate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 4, 2014
i learned time management skills, and how to do things according to the time.
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OK
Paperboy (Former Employee), MississaugaFebruary 3, 2014
Cons: long and cold hours
The typical work day was very cold and dark going house to house dopping newspapers.
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great hours and pay
Paper distributor (Former Employee), New Lowell, ONJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: early morning hours
Cons: seven nights a week
Enjoyed the early morning hours and working on my own. Enjoyed the interaction with the customers got along with everyone I met.. The Hardest part of the job was working 7 nights a week. I learned that in a job like this there is no backup so sick or not you had to go to work. This job had to be done and I couldn't call someone at 3 am to say I can't – more... come in. Most enjoyable part was meeting the customers. – less
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Contract work
Wholesale operator (Former Employee), Brant county OntarioJanuary 17, 2014
The contract work here was not difficult physically or mentally. There were some perks to the job if performance exceeded expectations. I enjoyed the majority of them.
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Team Members were good. Management not so much.
Advertising (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 2, 2014
Pros: short hours
Cons: did not get paid for every hour on the job.
The management were inefficient in their actions.
My own supervisor did not have the routine completely planned.

The hardest part of the job was to improvise on how I act with the future employees.
This being said, it was also the most enjoyable part of the job, as I greatly improved upon my communication skills.

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