Westwood One Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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  1. Lots of change with company mergers & takeovers since 2009.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One

    Pros

    Great set of Co workers. Really knowledgeable and able to take on any task given to them across many departments.

    Cons

    No annual reviews. Due to the nature of the business and the company, staff changeover is a constant occurrence there.


  2. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westwood One

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    there were people there that were friendly and the environment was nice

    Cons

    i dont really have cons


  3. Westwood One Review

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

    I have been working at Westwood One

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people and room for growth/ exposure to areas of the business that interest you.

    Cons

    Radio is a struggling industry as ad dollars are being move to digital.


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  5. Customer Relations

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

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Overall they pay well and have reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Every year there is substantial change so things are always unstable in terms of finances and job security

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to motivate the staff


  6. You will probably end up leaving

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

    I worked at Westwood One full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great location at Times Square, good equipment to work with, staffs are generally nice people. Great benefits and systems that is provided through Insperity which is easy to use. Laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Low Pay. The company is being bought by another company and a lot of nice people are leaving. Worked there for about 6 months and already seen about 10 people leaving in different departments (including a CFO and a CEO). Communication with senior management was rather difficult because sometimes they don't keep their words. But i guess its all understandable because the company is in bad financial form and is under rapid change.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have a great product, but need to work on your management team


  7. Great place to work for a while.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some outstanding people. Treated people fairly. Made friendships that will last forever. Work was interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Expanded to far and destroyed the company. Difficult financial stress due to over leverage.

    Advice to Management

    No more acquisitions. Remember where you came from.


  8. Fear and intimidation rule the roost...

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

    I worked at Westwood One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free coffee in the heart of the city

    Cons

    Clear disparity between upper level management and lower employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management should realize that their employees are what makes them great - they should be treated more like they matter - not like they're disposable. VP's don't even make an attempt to know the names of people that work in their department, and only speak to you if they need something from you. Some think it's fun that people are scared of them! Absolutely ridiculous way to run a business.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Boiler room

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On Air in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - On Air in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your checks cash and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Boiler room, meatball radio. Pound out as many breaks an hour as you can, until your voice is shot.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fine

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One

    Pros

    The people who worked there were nice

    Cons

    Pay did not match the work

    Advice to Management

    Give raises every 6 months


  11. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westwood One

    Pros

    Nice staff, they were helpful

    Cons

    Long hours in the company



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