Radio Intern (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 March 2018
The CBC is a great place to cut your teeth. I interned in the Network Talk division, and was given the opportunity to polish my current media skills as well as develop new ones under the guidance of employees who were more than happy to lend a helping hand and deliver constructive criticism as I went.
Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 March 2018
If you've ever wonder what working on the digital equivalent of a factory assembly line is, then you have to look no further than Administrative Support at the CBC.
The people are fantastic and everyone really cares about Canadian culture and entertainment but sadly as more and more people turn to the internet for entertainment, fewer and fewer are watching scheduled broadcast content through traditional means. Larger, private companies have colossal budgets by comparison which makes competing for broadcast contacts and licenses extremely difficult for the once great public broadcaster.
If you want a job for the next 25 years, you can have it at the CBC, you will however be a dull, empty husk of a human being long before you reach the end.
Journalist (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 12 March 2018
CBC is a great place to work. It's a stimulating newsroom. It's a place filled with very smart and funny people who are trying to make a difference in this world by informing the public with the highest journalistic standards.
SENIOR WRITER (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 February 2018
This was easily one of the best jobs I've ever held. Great team atmosphere provided ample opportunity and welcome atmosphere to learn in. I felt a lot of pride working for the national broadcaster, and I would return to work here any time an opportunity became available.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 October 2017
no advancement opportunity very bureaucratic good pension, decent benefits some areas are really forward thinking, fun and innovative many areas stale, dated with old processes dictator "fear based" style management blames union for anything that is "wrong" with the company
Beaucoup de turbulences due aux nombreux changements technologiques
Realisateur terrain à l'information (Former Employee) – Quebec City, QC – 2 October 2017
Il faut beaucoup d'ajustements pour travailler à Radio-Canada la technologie change à la vitesse grand V, n'y voyait pas de jus de mots avec la compétition maintenant il faut incapable de travailler avec des outils très performant et à la vitesse de l'éclair
Sales (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 September 2017
From where Canada’s been to where we’re going together, CBC/Radio-Canada is there, informing, enlightening and entertaining, sharing Canada’s journey step by step, day by day, with the news, content and commentary and culture that Canadians need today, tomorrow and in the future.
I was hired under the pretense that the job would continue full-time. However, internal politics and pre-judgements made it impossible to navigate the system. I was hired by a new manager who has little to no experience managing people. He had trouble maintaining a neutral, open workplace environment. Others within the organization passed judgement and he trusted them without giving me the benefit of the doubt and the opportunity to defend myself. There were questions about my ability to do the job, but when asked for specifics and why the trust and respect was absent, he was unable to answer the question. Instead, he took the word of others whom he'd work with for a long time at face value. I was promised full-time work, and suddenly the work dried up and I was forced to ask for a lay-off notice. This allowed me to collect employment insurance while looking for a job.
2016 Summer Olympic Games Edit Suite Producer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 July 2017
The CBC is one of the most professional work environments I have ever been a part of. The management is direct and goals are clear. The challenge is keeping up with changing technology while the most enjoyable factor is always having the necessary resources to complete the tasks at hand.