Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Cumulus Media Chairman, President and CEO Lew Dickey Jr.
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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. Opportunity to advance if willing to relocate. Income limited.

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    Former Employee - Radio Personality in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Radio Personality in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Free concert tickets and meet musicians

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere and rules limited fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Worst pay rates ever!!

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Director
    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Director

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, opportunities to advance with hard work.

    Cons

    Pay is awful, benefits are a joke. Unless you work in sales you are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better or offer better benefits. I left and make more working for a non-profit than I ever did there, funny thing is my salary is the same. Better benefits would be good for your employees, also limit bonuses to your CEO, hr has enough money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Fun learning experience!

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    Former Intern - Promotions Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Promotions Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cumulus Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work fun promotional events for Rock100.5 and meet lots of people in the media industry.

    Cons

    Office hours were boring because it was mostly busy work and everything is unpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more responsibility!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Burn and churn

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Management levels have earning potential

    Cons

    Company does not care about their people...very expendable.

  6. Overall not a bad place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Monday thur Friday. Great Schedule

    Cons

    Trouble with leadership not being involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your service and know what your team is up to.

  7. Everyone gets it eventually-- especially talent.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Free coffee, heating, air, and plumbing

    Cons

    Most people at our group make about 10-12 an hour. No raises in six years. The CEO comes into town on his private jet, arrives in a stretch limo to tell us overtime is cut. Cumulus in a nutshell. Take the "ey" off our CEOs name and you have the clear lictire of this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be no use

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Cut all talent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Working in radio is fun.

    Cons

    They don't want to pay any experienced or talented person to do a job. They are all about putting out a really bad product and making the employees and public pay through the nose for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and put more time and money into your company and you will be rewarded ten fold.

  9. Not the best experience

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fun environment, sometimes free lunch

    Cons

    Horrible Training, compensation below average, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your employees in a better position to succeed through training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't stay too long

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    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator & Director
    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator & Director

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Cumulus Media (radio) in the Promotions department for over 8 years. In my early 20s, it was a great job out of college in that I learned a lot and gained some valuable experience.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I stayed at Cumulus far longer than I should have. When you're in the Promotions department, it's a bit of a dead end. You can work your way up to Promotions Director, but at that point you're still working lots of hours, including nights and weekends, and the salary is pretty abysmal. It also always felt like there was a lack of respect for the Promo dept. We were the face of the station, but never regarded as highly as the Sales or Programming teams. It's a job for which you have to have a high level of passion, because there will be very little thanks and very little money. Upper management seems fairly out of touch with what the actual worker bees are doing, what the challenges are, and why not just anyone can do this job. After awhile, you do get what you pay for. My advice would be for someone in their 20s to get in, gain experience, meet people, and then get out after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running your radio stations like a sweat shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Terrible!

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    Current Employee - Board Operator in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Board Operator in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    None! No chance for promotion. No chance for pay increases for anyone. Management is incompetent.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible. Demands are very high. Management is abysmal. It doesn't get much worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your employees what they think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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