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I honestly couldn't be happier...most of the other reviews are far from that though, and I know why!!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IS Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
Current Employee - IS Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

Pros

Raycom is a fantastic company with good employee values, awesomely cheap benefits, fair-market pay, financial stability, and a solid outlook towards the future of Broadcast Media. I have been in Broadcast IT for 5 years now, and I came from Media General which is a tanking company with all the wrong values, a horrible financial future (and present), and absolutely NO employee values. All these Raycom-bashing reviews on here are from Production staff which are a dime-a-dozen because of the high turnover...they don't realize that it isn't Raycom paying them that low, its the market pay for ANY broadcast media entity, and they just haven't done their homework. Furthermore, Raycom Corporate actually keeps their fingers off micro-managing stations (Media General, on the other hand, controlled every single detail!) and because of that, each station is its own entity and can adjust and mold to their specific market instead of a corporate-standardized setup which just doesn't work. (Media General again!) If you're in News Production then you will get paid bare-bones, but that applies in any broadcast media station...however, if you are on the Sales, Marketing, or Engineering side of things then a good-paying stable career is a real option that can provide you with fulfillment, new daily knowledge, and working for a company that actually does value its employees for what they are: The backbone of their business.

Cons

Every employer has cons, its a fact of life no matter how great the company may be. I could ask for a bonus structure in pay for Salaried employees, or a bump-up in 401K matching (its 1.5% matched right now, I think?) but those are nit-picking. There are limitations to how high you can climb in the company, but that's because the corporate side of things isn't really all that large and they have very low turnover in Alabama. Overall, in a very unstable financial market like today, I'd have to say Raycom is doing alright and is going to be around for a long while. You can't say that for a lot of companies nowadays.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Upper management, for the most part, is doing their job well. I know, at least from the IT-side of things, that our CIO is awesome and is an exec that you can literally call on the phone and he will not only answer the call, but will help you with whatever you need...I can rattle off quite a few companies that an idea like that is insane! Corporate doesn't so-much have the "Holier-than-thou" attitude that other corporations I've worked for has, and I've even had a drink and chatted with CEO Paul McTear at an employee conference and he is the most down-to-earth executive I've ever met!

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Raycom

  1.  

    Driven hard for little reward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - News Producer  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - News Producer in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    The people I work with are great

    Cons

    The management I work with is somewhat unreasonable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the strains certain shifts and work assignments place on your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Run away!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Producer in Birmingham, AL

    Pros

    Good health benefits, teamwork with other news stations.

    Cons

    Cheap. industry is dying. And raycom is dealing with it poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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