Emmis Communications
3.7 of 5 44 reviews
www.emmis.com Indianapolis, IN 1000 to 5000 Employees

Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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3.7 44 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Emmis Communications Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Smulyan

Jeff Smulyan

(27 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall a great company to work for.

    Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFree concert tickets, EVERY holiday off, birthday off, fun events, laid back atmosphere.

    ConsCrap pay. After taxes I made $829 every 2 weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop giving us gizmos and free lunch. Have bonuses and raises for your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great if you're in Management..otherwise not so much

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    Pros1). In most markets Emmis has good media products
    2.) Generally has a good reputation
    3.) Benefits were good at the time that I left
    4.) You could have some really great co-workers like I did!

    Cons1.) Management is completely out of touch with what's happening on the streets and what sellers are up against
    2.) Ineffective communication for a communications company
    3.) Micro-managemnt of some and no oversight whatsoever of others

    Advice to Senior ManagementI doubt they would listen

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun Environment but pay sucks

    Producer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsCoworkers are fun. It's a fun environment. Had some perks like concert tickets. Time off was easy to get and managers were understanding.

    ConsIt's hard to move up and the pay isn't very good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget the little people. Sometimes they need a raise too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent work life balance

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsEarning potential is good and there's a lot of perks

    ConsHad issue with manager being unethical

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    A dog eat dog world

    Promotion Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMeet outside clients
    Access to some concerts/shows
    Learn your worth/value, and you understand that you deserve more. It's a great opportunity to learn why you shouldn't settle.

    ConsThere may be a week where you are only selected to work 2 days. Don't expect to always be on the schedule. Weekend hours are required. There is little to no growth within the company. The promotions department is definitely a revolving door, especially when it pertains to entry level positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop viewing employees as just a number. Allow hardworking employees to at least experience and learn more within other departments. There should be no reason why there are 25-28 year old hardworking/experienced employers on a promotions team for 3-5 years. Promote growth within your company and stop trying to hold employers back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGood atmosphere and nice place

    Consno career advancement opportunities in the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to care more about the department

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    Expect Praise over Raise every time!!

    Producer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsPerks of getting to attend free concerts on occasion, usually a local business will bring free food to the building, there are a lot of really nice and fun people.

    ConsThe company as a whole has been on a decline since I started there. Pay cuts to keep the company afloat, an extremely unsafe area of town that has resulted in multiple car break in's and just a general fear for your life when walking into or out of the building at night, Seems like the only people making money here are the ones that are clearly not doing their job of making this a thriving company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better. If you can't keep employees happy, reevaluate how you do business!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well meaning but low paying

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosupbeat happy environment - access to music

    Conslow wages, declining benefits, no cost of living adjustments, little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementpriority to employees as share holders, too. Restore cost of living before expanding.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat family atmosphere from those that work at the Austin Office. These are people that have been in the business a long time and they understand the way business has been done and how it's changing.

    ConsThe ceiling can be low on moving up. Not every manager has your best interest in mind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen 10 employees leave under one manager, you might have a bigger issue to look at.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's OK

    Continuity Director (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThe foundation of the company is, I believe, good. The culture Emmis tries to cultivate is one of being upright, open, rational & fun. There's also a bit freedom that comes with working here. I'm left alone to do my job with limited interference. We hear fairly regularly about how Emmis believes in being good to their people. They give raises & bonuses when they can. The standard full time benefits are better than some. Emmis talks about hiring the best people because that's how you get the best results. It's a good place to be creative.

    ConsNeighborhood we live in is less a than desireable area & the building is too small (7 stations in a building originally built for only 2). Pay is downright insulting after so many years of (really good) service to this company. Office politics can be a pain to deal with here, often leaving me feeling defeated and exhausted at the end of the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLocal Management: I'm not a minion here to do your job for you. I am here to keep every commercial on all of our 7 stations (14 if you count the streaming stations) organized and correct on the air. My position is highly specialized & I have 10+ years of experience. It's also almost 60 people that are utilizing the services of the 1.5 people in my department - more often than not with impatience & limited focus on important details. The hardest part of this job is dealing with co-workers that have no respect for my knowledge of the production process & how to keep the most money in their paychecks - instead choosing to question my methods & throwing fits when errors I told them would happen come to fruition. I'm good at what I do, I keep A LOT of money on the books and I ask that the managers trust & respect my abililty to do my job right in order for your employees to follow suit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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