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Salem Communications Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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Salem Communications CEO and Director Edward G. Atsinger III
Edward G. Atsinger III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Positive work environment depending on department and people (in 11 reviews)

  • I like coming to work everyday because there is very little excess drama (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • In most companies I've worked for getting to the next level of vacation time is a bit faster (in 9 reviews)

  • Very few other benefits to make up for low pay scale (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Micromanagement and Sexism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions and Marketing Director
    Former Employee - Promotions and Marketing Director

    I worked at Salem Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They pay you on time.

    Cons

    I was hired for a management role and not allowed to make any decisions without alerting 2-3 other managers. Religion and cultish ideas were consistently pushed on employees. Business meetings were littered with homophobic, racist and sexist comments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your god out of your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    There is not oportuniy to grow nor incentive $

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salem Communications

    Pros

    Free tickets for shows for me

    Cons

    Pay rate. Mc Donald's pays better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray

  3.  

    A mistake

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salem Communications

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    They have no ratings, research, they don't share information, there is no management direction or leadership and if you do not do it their way, you have no chance

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  5.  

    Houston High Turnover in Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

    I worked at Salem Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Donuts on Fridays. Free parking.

    Cons

    Promises made-not kept. Absurd budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. This leadership does not live up to corporate values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Miserable and overall depressing.

    Former Employee - Board Operator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Board Operator in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Salem Communications part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company has excellent Christian programs.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management singles out particular employees and makes their lives miserable. The company does not hire the best qualified person for a job opening. There are intangibles that are unwritten policies that Salem Communications follows to hire and promote friends of present employees and then disregard any intelligent desicion making in the hiring process. I would rate this company as the absolute worst employer in America.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should treat all employees with respect and dignity. Favoritism given towards employees that are playing office politics every day places this company's Christian message that broadcasts in their programs as being hypocritical when management communicates a mean spirited and overcritical company policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management terrorized and threatened salespeople on a daily basis.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Salem Communications

    Pros

    It's a large company that offers benefits.

    Cons

    Commission structure is such that you very rarely make a commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade your tower, get a new, stronger signal so that the station could be heard across the entire market. Promote the station so people are aware and listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sell Your Soul for a God Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salem Communications

    Pros

    If you care about nothing more than giving to the lord, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Those interested in stability, promotions and real-world experiences should stay away. Most of the people here only work here because they can't find a job elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try honesty. You preach it, may as well practice it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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