Intern (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 January 2019
Loved the atmosphere here. The people are so genuine and helpful that it makes working with them that more pleasant. The hours were fairly standard but sometimes required overtime which was okay since I enjoyed what I was working on.
Amazing culture, friendly people, open-door policy, but low salary and zero freebies.
Senior Developer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 December 2018
Let me get the negatives out of the way: -much lower salaries than comparable positions with other companies -no free lunch (literally) -no Christmas dinners -no parties -no snacks -no coffee makers anywhere -massive salary deductions (beyond taxes and EI)
Positives: -very friendly atmosphere -every manager has open-door policy -employee's input is valued -regular employee satisfaction surveys -many (free) opportunities for training -some departments have 20% policy - use 1 day a week for education, self-improvement, or other work, not directly related to your current tasks
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 November 2018
A great company to work for. We supported the internal applications and infrastructure. We supported Canada wide which meant the responsibilities were larger and also increased the experience among the support teams.
Master Control Switcher (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 October 2018
Productive and fun and fair workplace. Work life balance, excellent communications, best place to learn. Excellent diversity, it is the oldest TV and Radio station in the country. CBC is Canadians Voice.
Multiple opportunities,comparatively well resourced, good start point
Supervisor/Field Operations (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 September 2018
National multi-platform media organization with foreign bureaus. Classic media morphing to on-line Strong moves to digital presence on web and social media. Technology progressive. Generally people care and strive to do good work. Time and event driven. Adaptability an asset. Good employee benefits. Good place for multi-skilled self starters.
Associate Producer in Sports (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 August 2018
Working at CBC was a great experience, the work was fun for me because I get to do my passion which is working in Sports. The hardest part of the job is sometimes you have to work fast when things pile up but that's easy for me because it's what I love doing.
You get to watch sports
You might not like the sport but still has to do it
Started as an observer till a training spot opened which allowed me to graduate to script assistant in the Sports segment of Newswatch with Dennis Trudeau. I learned everything about packaging a 6 to 8 minute segment that would fit the 6 pm show and the 11pm show. My experience in film helped a lot when editing the material that we covered. Just a terrific place to work.
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.