Emmis Communications

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Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
53 Reviews
3.9
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Emmis Communications Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Smulyan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Laid back office environment, decent pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, and perks like event and concert tickets (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Radio is a tough business overall but we have a great team (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    learning , challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Holmesburg Finance Station Post Office, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Holmesburg Finance Station Post Office, PA

    I have been working at Emmis Communications

    Pros

    good people, good leaders, teamwork

    Cons

    clients demands too unrealistic. very tight schedule, sudden changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your people with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic learning opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emmis Communications as an intern

    Pros

    If you raise your hand, you'll be rewarded. There were opportunities to work with a variety of staff members on almost any project. Supervisors are still very understanding of being a student and an intern and balancing both of those roles.

    Cons

    If you don't volunteer for things, may not have as many opportunities to succeed/earn clips because there can be multiple interns working at the same time. It could be easy for some to get lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Internship experience

    Former Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Emmis Communications as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great laid back environment. Actually learn a lot about radio on the entertainment side a well as the business side.

    Cons

    Some times the interns have no work and nothing to do. That is when you should make your self known to all the other departments and make yourself stick out.

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  5.  

    Difficult, but in a good way.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programming Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programming Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Emmis Communications as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interns are given a great deal of responsibility. Good supervision. Fast paced and fun. Great opportunity for communications/journalism college students.

    Cons

    The number of responsibilities can be overwhelming

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Parttime Emmis Radio On Air Host

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - On Air Host in New York, NY
    Former Employee - On Air Host in New York, NY

    I worked at Emmis Communications part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was one of the best places I ever worked! Colleagues were very supportive of one another. The stations were very professionally managed, and led by very focused and successful upper management. Expectations were clearly explained, station plans were very organized and executed very efficiently. Staff rarely called off work, high morale, and fun social events for coworkers where we could comfortably let our hair down, on occasion.

    Cons

    I honestly cant think of any, other than it was unfortunate that our station's format flipped after several years of being a heritage format/station, resulting in many extremely- talented individuals being let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None...other than to bring back the Smooth Jazz format ?? (Note: the last year I worked for Emmis was actually 2008 (not 2009) but the dropdown did not go back far enough to 2008. Our format flipped in Feb 2008.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ethical, team oriented, highly value employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Fair compensation
    -Excellent leadership
    -Great office culture
    -Good benefits, generous holiday schedule
    -No micro management
    -Great employee wellness program
    -Forward thinking organization
    -Financially stable

    Cons

    -No stock options for entry to mid-level employees
    -Slightly understaffed in some departments
    -Overall, an excellent company to work for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best companies I've worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture, forward looking, allows employees to do their jobs w/o constant inspection, open doors

    Cons

    Radio is a rough industry right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    12 years as the assistant to the National Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to National Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to National Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, no big brother watching, compassionate management, stick together attitude!

    Cons

    Radio is a tough business overall but we have a great team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, Company Does Right By Its People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong people focused culture, creative business, people enjoy one another and like to have fun

    Cons

    Challenged businesses have slow growth prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shed losing businesses and invest in winners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the BEST Media companies to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Emmis Communications is a world wide publicly traded company that lives their 11 Commandments. This is a company that rewards it's employees for hard work and vision.

    Cons

    They expect you to be "on your game" and break barriers....the future is something that Emmis Communications isn't afraid to venture into.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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