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Alpha Broadcasting Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
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  1.  

    Not a typical job. God times, less pay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alpha Broadcasting

    Pros

    Once in a lifetime opportunities working with A list musicians, fun atmosphere, outgoing staff

    Cons

    Low pay, schedule varies constantly

  2.  

    Slowly dying medium pays what it makes if you're on the promotions or "grunt" side of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Promotions in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Alpha Broadcasting part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good perks, free concert tickets, networking opportunities, flexible hours and friendly people to work with. Good job if you're in college.

    Cons

    Does not pay well, schedules are not known until the week before and that usually changes, work can either be busy and demanding or non-existant and then you're trying to find extra work. Poor management, non-existant safety protocols and poor training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better training and pay to all your employees! There should also be promotion meetings once a quarter at least with all the promotions team so that issues can be addressed...DONT rely on email!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    When you are apart of the team its great but they are super quick to fire staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radio DJ in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Radio DJ in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Alpha Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When things are going well, they are going REALLY well and the company is happy and has extra perks and parties for the staff... on the other hand when things are not going well they are very quick to fire staff... pretty dramatic in both directions. Upper management certainly has favorites and if you are one you are lucky and will have no problems getting raises and pretty much whatever you want... but if your not a favorite good luck to you because they are probably already looking to replace you.

    Cons

    Taking time off is pretty impossible. When you run your own show good luck finding someone who can cover you, and if it is rating season, you are not getting time off anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be so quick to let staff go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Initially exciting transitioning into frustration

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

    I worked at Alpha Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great networking with capable staff initially. There were some great ideas that were exciting to roll out and poised for success.

    Cons

    Management is personality rather than results driven (Typical for radio.) Innovative ideas were half realized. Severe lack of follow through by timid management that talk big and did little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a risk, listen to staff, admit mistakes and correct them. Stop wasting budget on consultants and do your jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    As with anyone in the radio business, this is not a stable job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Engineering in Portland, OR

    I worked at Alpha Broadcasting part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dominates the Portland market by owning most of the stations

    Cons

    Internships are no guarantee of a job, and don't pay. Jobs get consolidated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop consolidating jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Alpha Broadcasting part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people. The stations all work hard to maximize the efforts of everyone. People work hard to make sure the stations are always on top of current trends. There is a feeling of family while you work there. Its like any other radio company, you have good days and you have bad days. I'd say there are more good than bad.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication from the management. They don't understand that you have to communicate in order to get things done.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    If you want to work in radio, this is the place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - On Air in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - On Air in Portland, OR

    I worked at Alpha Broadcasting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people steering the ship, openness to emerging trends, freedom to try new things

    Cons

    It's radio so compensation and resources are limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your best people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fun, but chaotic work environment. Don't expect to make a lot of money, but there are good perks.

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

    I have been working at Alpha Broadcasting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    benefits for full time employees; fun, casual environment; many catered events and annual company parties, free concert tickets

    Cons

    low pay, poor communication between departments, few opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    It had so much postential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Morning Show Host in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Morning Show Host in Portland, OR

    I worked at Alpha Broadcasting

    Pros

    Great facilities, equipment and people.

    Cons

    salary was not anywhere near what it should have been.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those who have tried some of the same things in the market. We can't all be wrong.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Disappointing.

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

    I worked at Alpha Broadcasting

    Pros

    Local company with all management and decision makers in one building. The performance space for artists to play in is top notch.

    Cons

    No reviews, no raises, you'll report to multiple managers who all have their own set of priorities. If you're not in management, be prepared to hear "you're lucky to have a job." It seems that with a poor economy it gives free reign to treat people like garbage. Expect an increased workload without an increase in pay. When you think morale can't get lower, work another week and it will get lower...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are valuable, the high turnover rate isn't a coincidence. Treat people with respect, having a shotgun app to fire at employees isn't the way. There is a lot of potential having a locally owed radio station, but you are truly running it into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend

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