Alpha Broadcasting
3.1 of 5 8 reviews
www.alphabroadcasting.com Portland, OR 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Nov 22, 2013

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Larry Wilson

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Not a typical job. God times, less pay.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Alpha Broadcasting

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

ConsLow pay, schedule varies constantly

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Initially exciting transitioning into frustration

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Engineering (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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

ProsDominates the Portland market by owning most of the stations

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

Advice to Senior ManagementStop consolidating jobs!

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

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Producer (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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

ProsAwesome 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

On Air (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

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

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

ConsIt's radio so compensation and resources are limited

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your best people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

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

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

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

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

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It had so much postential

Morning Show Host (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at Alpha Broadcasting

ProsGreat facilities, equipment and people.

Conssalary was not anywhere near what it should have been.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Disappointing.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Alpha Broadcasting

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

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementUnderstand 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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