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Great culture
Good culture - caring employees who are passionate about collecting royalties for there clients (musicians, authors , composers)

Management lacks direction
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Great Culture Good People
Great Culture, Good People Great Environment.
One would certainly like to work here. People are very co-operative and always willing to help. Lot of knowledgeable people around to work with.
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Very slow paced
Projects get delayed for years. Very slow paced, bureaucratic, totally dependent on vendors and independent consultants. Slow with providing hardware and access.
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Great company to work for
great supervisors .. easy work ... long shifts but many breaks .. great co-workers .. many things to keep you busy ..worked in many different areas of the plant
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Terrible Culture, Incompetent Management
Wasteful, directionless, disorganized, mismanaged, downward-spiraling organization, incompetent management

Sinking ship that has been abandoned by the smartest mice

Once a proud organization, now a disorganized mess of a business
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Good one to work temporarly
It was a good experience challenging work. Good understanding colleagues. The problem is with the management, its not so stable they don't really care about the talent retention.
Pros
teams
Cons
management
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Great environment
Helpful and always learning at this gob. Modern state of the art complex and it's a place where everything is taken seriously regarding ohs standards. Friendly staff in all departments and my manager is down to earth.. love my working hours early start early finish
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Not a bad place to work
SOCAN is overall a pretty good place to work. Hard working people that go above and beyond to produce on managements expectations. Good employee engagement activities run by the Social Committee.
Pros
Great people and exposure to the music industry.
Cons
No opportunities for growth; come few and far between and are typically very political
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Great environment with lots of ammenities
Great company.
Learned a lot

Workplace culture is good

Had great social activities

Has facilities to balance work and health

HR always willing to assist in areas of health and wellness
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good work /life balance
SOCAN is a not-for-profit company that collects and distributes royalties on behalf of songwriters in Canada. This is an excellent place to work for work/life balance.
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I'd think twice.
-Office politics plague this company.
-Management is toxic to the employees in several departments.

-Experience at this company doesn't translate to other industries.

-Once the Honey Moon is over. It's paper pushing like most places.
Pros
Free Coffee, Ping Pong, Gym
Cons
Management is killing this place
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Ok job
Ok job always had the hours always told when u needed to be in for what u were doing that day or night never not told what to do trained on everything
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Great place to be 6-7 years ago.
Culture changed under new CEO. Trying to be a for-profit company when they are not. Management is weak at best and growth is nearly impossible. Not a bad place but I'd consider something else,
Pros
Free Coffee
Cons
Bad Management
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Progressive
Socan is a very progressive company when it comes to Technology. They will spend the money to invest in in technology and training for their employees.
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Work From Anywhere and Earn If You're Successful
You make what your music allows you to.

Strong infrastructure and decent resources.


Access to opportunities and venues.


Mandatory for all Canadian artists.
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Amazing
Socan has always been amazing to be a part of. I am a registered songwriter with Socan. I have participated in Song Camps and many writing opportunities with Socan.
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Overall, not a good place to work.
People work in silos. Work is not challenging and lacks creativity. Managers treat staff as if they are easily expendable. Executive staff does not change, stifling upward movement and professional development for all other employees.
Pros
Nice lunchroom.
Cons
Very poor management. Very stressful environment for a non-profit music company.
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There are better places to work
Little to no room for advancement. Work is not very challenging and is not very relevant in other industries. Not the best managers, either.
Pros
Nice TV in lunchroom. Ping pong table.
Cons
Management favors certain employees and are unfair to others. No room for professional growth.
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Ok workplace
Good place to start in work force. It is an industry where you can use your bilingualism skill. we deal a lots with Quebec and quarterly dead line to meet. Every summer we have picnic and company year end party where you can mingle with CEO and other celebrities.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
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Overall a good place to work.
SOCAN overall is a good place to work. The people who work there are generally helpful and co-operative. The management is reasonably competent and I believe that they are leading the company in the right direction.
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I'm concerned about the future of this company; its leadership, primarily.
I would think twice about working for this company.

They are stuck in the 2000s. Great company under Andre LeBel. Current CEO has done nothing except get rid of hard-working, long-time employees. Very weak Executive Team.
Pros
4 day work week for some employees/summer hours (for some)
Cons
Zero job security. Low Wages. Benefits.
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