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Too little opportunity in this market due to mistakes of past employees. Current employees punished for those mistakes

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Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Myrtle Beach, SC

I worked at Cumulus Media

Pros

The structure imposed with guarantee that you become disciplined about use of time.

Cons

Micromangement eliminates the drive for creativity and creates an environment of fear. This market has been operating in the red for many years. Management just decided to pay attention to the market, and now a swat team guards every decision. The local staff does not operate as a team because every move is watched by upper management. The goal becomes producing reports that are attractive rather than actually DOING a good job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A staff that operates under too much fear and pressure cannot perform; non performance becomes a habit. Look for ways to celebrate small successes daily. Success will breed success. The local market manager is too busy keeping corporate off his back to be available to help the sales staff grow the opportunity. If corporate insists on managing the market, then show up in the market and learn the local reality rather than managing from the other end of the phone.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to work if all you care about is Money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Youngstown, OH

    I worked at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    With hard work you can make lots of money. There are some very nice people that work there and did I mention you can make lots of money?

    Cons

    They are Not community oriented. Almost all of the programming is national. They don't use ratings. There is no moral compass. People talk behind everyones backs. The managers play favorites. Too many reports. No time for Family. They expect you to do other peoples jobs due to the fact that they let so many people go that there isn't enough people to get the job done. Managers talk down to people. Extremely High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone with the same respect. Stop playing favorites. Don't change the rules everytime it suits you. Most of all bring back much more local programming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience but not a place to work for as a career.

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    Current Employee - Promotions Coordinator  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Promotions Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Cumulus Media

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in, you kind of work your own hours, job has many free perks, employees are mostly very friendly.

    Cons

    Corporate seems to not care about employees, little to zero job security, not exactly compensated for difficult tasks, very micromanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend hiring a new corporate program director and open up to allow for better choices of music in each format.

    Approves of CEO
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