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Publicly traded Christian Company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Salem Communications full-time

Pros

A lot of nice people. This isn't quite the place for cutthroat sharks if you're looking for a caring environment. (Maybe there are some sharks, but most if any don't stay long)

Cons

Time off, compensation aren't big. There is definitely a struggle to balance "Christian" with "Publicly traded". "Publicly traded" wins more often, especially if your back is against the wall trying to make budget month after month.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to foster long term company growth opportunities. Throwing out crazy ideas to save the month's budget isn't sustainable.

Other Reviews for Salem Communications

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salary too low to keep good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA

    I have been working at Salem Communications full-time

    Pros

    Love the people and the platform the company runs on

    Cons

    Salary too low, Time off policy needs to be revamped. Takes too long to accrue 2 weeks and then it's frowned upon if you want to take 2 weeks together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of the executives taking the huge bonuses each year, they should take the bonus money and spread it over their individual departments to give their employees more than a 2% increase per year, or at least reward their top performers with more than 2%. $20 per paycheck increase is just not enough to keep up with the rising costs of everything. I would image there is more money spent in the recruiting process of new employees to replace the good ones leaving for more money and better benefits, than to give the current employees a better raise each year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Gained extensive experience in sales, marketing, and HR while serving as an intern.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Salem Communications as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Received excellent training during those 5 months
    - Even though I was "just the intern", they treated me like I was part of their team

    Cons

    - Going in to work each day knowing that I wasn't getting paid
    - Lack of communication between various departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication is key, and make organizing your various departments a priority. Start with the promotions inventory closet...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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