Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    It's fun, working for/with the smart guys.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programming
    Current Employee - Programming
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative vibe without the sense that moves are dictated top-down. Local programmers are given the freedom to be local programmers. Navigational tools to succeed are there.

    Cons

    Not a lot of positions within the company to grow "to", with just a handful of markets and 20ish stations. And winning tools exist, but there could always be more.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, in today's business climate, I wouldn't ask for anything to be done differently. It's not as great a place to work as a decade ago, but I still think it's an industry leader, with good folks who are always looking for new opportunities to forward the company, and share in its successes.


  2. Overall a great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free concert tickets, EVERY holiday off, birthday off, fun events, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Crap pay. After taxes I made $829 every 2 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving us gizmos and free lunch. Have bonuses and raises for your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great if you're in Management..otherwise not so much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1). In most markets Emmis has good media products 2.) Generally has a good reputation 3.) Benefits were good at the time that I left 4.) You could have some really great co-workers like I did!

    Cons

    1.) Management is completely out of touch with what's happening on the streets and what sellers are up against 2.) Ineffective communication for a communications company 3.) Micro-managemnt of some and no oversight whatsoever of others

    Advice to Management

    I doubt they would listen


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  5. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and values. Great brands, supportive management

    Cons

    Tight budgets and cost cutting


  6. A Culture Unlike Any Other

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, innovative ideas, free-wheeling encouraged, great benefits, superb perks, and constant praise given for a job well done. Emmis is a company with its finger on the pulse of many industries and the people that make it to the top are normally the cream-of-the-crop.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities - though this is because not many people want to leave the company; Emmis does, at times, choose to take the safe route instead of blazing their own trail.

    Advice to Management

    More development on existing staff; a need to examine their "best bet" to assure that they are a true fit to the overall team; a conscious effort to take the suggestions of lower & mid-level staff.


  7. Fun Environment but pay sucks

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are fun. It's a fun environment. Had some perks like concert tickets. Time off was easy to get and managers were understanding.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up and the pay isn't very good.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little people. Sometimes they need a raise too.


  8. Like Working in an Episode of "The Office," Except No One is Funny...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time

    Pros

    Some very nice people who would probably be great to know outside of work.

    Cons

    Very dry, stuffy and stiff environment. Forced fun.

    Advice to Management

    Appoint people to delegate that have real leadership qualities and can handle the balance between being a boss/friend.


  9. Decent work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Earning potential is good and there's a lot of perks

    Cons

    Had issue with manager being unethical


  10. Parttime Emmis Radio On Air Host

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - On Air Host in New York, NY
    Former Employee - On Air Host in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was one of the best places I ever worked! Colleagues were very supportive of one another. The stations were very professionally managed, and led by very focused and successful upper management. Expectations were clearly explained, station plans were very organized and executed very efficiently. Staff rarely called off work, high morale, and fun social events for coworkers where we could comfortably let our hair down, on occasion.

    Cons

    I honestly cant think of any, other than it was unfortunate that our station's format flipped after several years of being a heritage format/station, resulting in many extremely- talented individuals being let go.

    Advice to Management

    None...other than to bring back the Smooth Jazz format ?? (Note: the last year I worked for Emmis was actually 2008 (not 2009) but the dropdown did not go back far enough to 2008. Our format flipped in Feb 2008.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A dog eat dog world

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Promotion Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Promotion Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet outside clients Access to some concerts/shows Learn your worth/value, and you understand that you deserve more. It's a great opportunity to learn why you shouldn't settle.

    Cons

    There may be a week where you are only selected to work 2 days. Don't expect to always be on the schedule. Weekend hours are required. There is little to no growth within the company. The promotions department is definitely a revolving door, especially when it pertains to entry level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop viewing employees as just a number. Allow hardworking employees to at least experience and learn more within other departments. There should be no reason why there are 25-28 year old hardworking/experienced employers on a promotions team for 3-5 years. Promote growth within your company and stop trying to hold employers back.



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