Cumulus Media

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Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
240 Reviews
2.3
240 Reviews
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Cumulus Media Chairman, President and CEO Lew Dickey Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great networking opportunities, met a lot of great people in the industry (in 12 reviews)

  • The people below the top level management are hard-working, wonderful people (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • I was told to interview sales staff even during a hiring freeze to worry the (in 8 reviews)

  • there is no consideration for anyone whom is not a blood relative or upper management contributor (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Radio today

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programming
    Current Employee - Programming

    I have been working at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Good Place to learn skills

    Cons

    No advancement and no raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the product

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President of Finance in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President of Finance in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Fast paced and professional mentoring

    Cons

    long hours during seasonal times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Absolutely a waste of time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Cumulus Media part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for working with this company

    Cons

    There was no room for growth, awful pay, and even worse hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a job, that's about all the benefits there are.

    Cons

    Micromanaging is over the top. Had to spend hundred per month on gas just to do the job. Too much phone work and not enough time to really sell and make money. You will be promised the moon in the beginning but will be lucky to make any kind of decent living. Managers and owners are all out for themselves. NO team spirit. The work environment is negative and moral in the toilet. I have seen outstanding sales reps come and go in less than 1 year if that tell you anything. The company is ran from the top down and every station is a cookie-cutter which will hurt you as every market requires different approaches. The small markets are ran like the big markets, it's their way or the highway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management skills leave little to be desired. Stop running away good sales people, using them as the "fall guy" to cover your own butt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, as this job taught me how to not be treated at work.

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Every now and then there is a party hosted by agency we worked with and we got free drinks. Other than that none.

    Cons

    first- sexual harassment, I had to go to work dressing like I rolled out of bed as to not get hit on by the Sales men
    Second- Pay is horrible, I made 35k for 2 yrs and that was the high end, you do the work of an AE and they get the commission and you get nada

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal pay for Equal work

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

    Mixed Bag

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Enjoyed the job and many coworkers. Pay was commiserate with my experience. Human Resources/business manager was very helpful.

    Cons

    Upper management was unconcerned with with treatment of employees. Everything was about the bottom line. Morale was constantly low.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Ability to use my creative side. I really liked most of my coworkers.

    Cons

    There is a bit of a revolving Door. They had a high employee turnover when I was employed by this organization.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seems to be forward thinking.

    Cons

    Keeping the money at the top, changing formats and the way to conduct business

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Radio in the current climate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radio On-Air
    Former Employee - Radio On-Air

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company did provide health insurance at a nominal cost, although the employee pay-in spiked in 2007. They had a network that made production resources fairly easy to come by. And I've had an excellent Program Director.

    Cons

    Mid-Level managers operating from their own personal agendas, often to the detriment of the radio cluster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely solely on the advice of a new market manager when making personel changes. Often instead of having knowledge and skills necessary to solve problems, they tend to exacerbate them. Talk to department heads first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunities worth the Cost?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - News Reporter/Anchor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - News Reporter/Anchor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Cumulus Media part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The access to Major Market events, programming, and training is great. The on-air and production people love their job which makes for a fun work environment. Top of the ladder as far as Major Market radio (DFW market).

    Cons

    Horrible compensation for the caliber and quality of specialty work required. Cumulus is cheap and only cares about the bottom line and does not care about employees. Not much room for promotion as on-air talent have been with company for years and are not leaving. Ideas and suggestions go unanswered by management at all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your "small-time" employees better than just above minimum wage. These are the people going out and doing the real work making/reporting the news your on-air hosts talk about. Listen to employees on the ground whom need proper, up-to-date equipment to do their job professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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