Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Cumulus Media Chairman, President and CEO Lew Dickey Jr.
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Pros
  • Get to meet some great people out in the community (in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Micromanaged, extensive unreachable goals, horrible upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • Sales is 100% commission and they don't pay for mileage, gas, expenses, cell phone or anything else (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Sr Director of Operations

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Operations in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Operations in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in industry by acquiring networks and stations.

    Cons

    Cronyism is probably not the best method to use when looking at long term success of company.

    Advice to Management

    Choose the best candidates for employment versus simply who you can pay the least.


  2. Fun Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work Lots of employee perks Flexible if you are part-time Feels like a family more than a workplace

    Cons

    Some people who have been there for long time get very agitated if things don't go their way and they will take it out on whoever is around them.


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    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get ready to cold call! Can make LOTS of Money, if you are willing to prospect

    Cons

    Senior reps have most solid accounts


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  5. Cumulus Media

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    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of work schedule, advancement opportunities, retirement options with Fidelity Investments, company job postings throughout United States, and direct deposit paychecks

    Cons

    Filling out manual and electronic timecards for compensation


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    Cumulus Review

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Plano, TX

    I worked at Cumulus Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with great people who cared about the their customers and each other.

    Cons

    The sadness of seeing everyone laid off.


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    Constant Reorg

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    Current Employee - Programming Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Programming Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a decent salary.

    Cons

    Constant reorg of company employees.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate talent.


  8. Big, enterprising, but ineffective management

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    Current Employee - Board Operator in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Board Operator in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional with an eye for innovation, well run in each cluster, careful eye for detail

    Cons

    Poor communication, given full time then taken away based purely on national revenue, attempting to marginalize staff on a national level


  9. Opportunity Exists

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have a good manager but that can vary on a market to market basis. The tools are there to help you succeed as an AE. Hard work here can pay off.

    Cons

    Rough starting salary and the local radio market is brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Temper expectations for revenue.


  10. Very Negative Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There were not any pros to working at this place. I worked for a competing company in another market and they were amazing to work for both in corporate culture and opportunity.

    Cons

    Management is negative and will not allow innovation. Absolute micro-management from everyone from the top down.


  11. Very Manipulative

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very exciting high energy place Freedom to work on finding deals Good environment for stress relief

    Cons

    No real leadership Was promised sales incentives that were never delivered

    Advice to Management

    Commit to training and having a clear compensation guideline



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