Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Great people but company restrictive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

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

    Pros

    The people that work at Cumulus are great, for the most part. The job is fun & the training is great.

    Cons

    There is not a big budget for things promotionally. Equipment is old and many things need replaced. The staff is really stretched so some things get neglected.

    Advice to Management

    They need to take employees concerns more seriously and help and motivate the staff. They need to pay attention to the smaller employees add much as the other management.


  2. Account Executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Selling fun media, opportunity to make money

    Cons

    100% commisiion, volatile contracts, unattainable goals


  3. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX

    I have been working at Cumulus Media

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. With hard work the sky is the limit on salary

    Cons

    Digital Growth needed to be competitive.


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  5. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of businesses you can approach with selling ideas
    Problem solving selling
    Good initial training;
    Growing digital emphasis

    Cons

    Commission only; inconsistent income,
    No paid expenses like car, T&E, fuel or mobile; very high deductible for health benefits
    Low mentoring opportunities
    Many large accounts already taken by veteran sellers so new AE's digging for not yet discovered business
    Non-compete agreement makes it tough for younger AE's with experience and energy to leave for other stations where may be better fit

    Advice to Management

    Mentoring key for new Ae's; consider base+ Commission first few years to retain talented newer Ae's; improve CRM - make more mobile friendly; priorities of company - give me ideas on who to call today for CNA business mtg.....career pathways- what are they?


  6. Great company, but not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced. Unlimited potential for high performers and people who are career minded. Company has invested heavily in new technology and tools for employees.

    Cons

    Not for the 9-5 crowd. The rewards are plentiful, but only for those willing to make a serious commitment to their future. Still a lot of dinosaurs on staff who want to do it the old way, expecting a return got the "good old days". At times, those bad apples can spoil the bunch. Too many employees don't understand the opportunities all around them.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should better understand that the traditional media space has irrevocably changed. The way it was done 10-15 years ago no longer works, and competition for local advertisers is fierce. The company's strategies are designed to remain competitive, and enhance the compensation of anyone willing to contribute to that end. Stress that this is not a "radio" company, but an "advertising" company. We sell advertising, not radio.


  7. Not horrible, but better opportunities then here.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multi-Media Marketing Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Multi-Media Marketing Representative in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Cumulus Media (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working in the radio industry is fun and not many jobs when you tell someone what you do for a living do they ask more questions like, "have you ever meet anyone famous?".
    Working in radio allows you to be creative and really think outside the box.

    Cons

    Sales metrics are next to impossible to reach.
    Base salary is to low. You can survive if you are single or your spouse works to. But your at the minimum.
    You will work long hours, weekends and nights.
    With the group of stations I worked at, internet sales tying to the stations websites was non-exisitant. Hopefully they have changed that, considering the competition was way ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your sales metrics - make them more obtainable. Raise your base. Use internet marketing with your on-air advertising and tie in your stations websites.
    Treat your people also with a bit more respect.


  8. Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, with extensive resources and great talent. From the on-air talent, to my market manager, I am given the tools for success. Benefits are great and the perks endless. I highly recommend working for Cumulus.

    Cons

    Individuals feeling like they are owed something simply because they were hired. They rarely make it and then post one-sided negative reviews online when they are fired or quit.

    Advice to Management

    Root out the people that aren't carrying their weight, heck, just be more like John Lewis.


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    Promotions Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cumulus Media

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

    Pros

    -free events
    -networking
    -staff are friendly and are always willing to offer help and advice

    Cons

    -No opportunities for growth.
    -long hours and days
    -minimum to no pay.


  10. Good job!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Macon, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company for Radio Networking. Good chances for advancement if positions are open.

    Cons

    The market I was in was not large. It was difficult to get adequate work tools. The chance for advancement from a small market was tough.

    Advice to Management

    I would communicate well with the small market employees. I would have plans for part time employees as well as full time employees.


  11. Marketing/Promotions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Cumulus Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a hands-on expirience

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid .



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