Sinclair Broadcast Group

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Working for Sinclair can be a great resume builder.

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Current Employee - Production Assistant/Graphics Specialist in Asheville, NC
Current Employee - Production Assistant/Graphics Specialist in Asheville, NC

I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Pros

If you want to work in television, it's as good a place as any to start. I work in the production department, but , have helped out in news and promotions. So, it's a great resume builder; that is, if you're a go-getter.

Cons

Low pay is to be expected when you're the only station in your market; there's no competition. Now, with the salary freeze it's even worse. Also, management doesn't take enough responsibility for its poor decisions, but instead continues to spend money on projects/shows that are losing money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lay off of the pet projects and focus on making the product you already have better. Take into account any feedback you receive from employees and customers. But, if you're going to ask employees to help with said projects, then make sure they get paid for their services; don't take away any overtime or skimp on the quality by using non-qualified salaried employees.

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    Sinclair learned business skills through Joseph Stalin.

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    Former Employee - Senior Production Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Production Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Pros

    The people you meet while working under an employer such as sinclair broadcast are all sensibly competent proletariat who share similar disdain of the management with open ears and voiced opinions. Working with such a crowd defines unity that work environments should have everywhere.

    Cons

    -The level of professionalism is dwarfed by the "out of college" inexperienced management who have as much sense as a babysitter claiming, "Mommy put ME in charge!"
    -Every job is handled sloppily and the workers berated for the laughable investment by corporate causing a product that never works.
    -The salary is that of a minimum wage worker and the demand on employees is too high for the pay. Raises are staunchly awarded and much more is expected of one after fiscal coitus like some cheep hooker.
    -Backstabbing through departments creates a hostile environment and lessens morale.
    -Benefits beyond health care, minimal vacation (usually causing more work for individuals to cover for the absent employee), sick pay (again, creates more work and less ease of mind), and personal days (never personal) don't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees more than your bottom line. A hostile environment will only cause its tenants to resort to hostility. When disrespect flows downhill, the backbone of work ethic starts to pervert and the support administrators rely on for stability through its employees becomes crooked and fragile and more likely to break. What happened to praise for a job well done? The only means they convey gratuity to the proletariat is through the cold channels of e-mail and memos of which my frostbitten sense of humility needs more to assuage a good example set by those that command me, but I’m only getting that warmth of personal touch in the neat package of discipline or reprimand. Your boss is as blind as you are when it comes to management. The only difference to him is that “mommy put ME in charge.”

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Unsure of company early on with my employment.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive - New Business Development in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive - New Business Development in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group

    Pros

    Results driven pay with good support from management.

    Cons

    Working for an extreme right-wing corporation. Rough start being sent out with likely too little training and backing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help is needed for newer associates, instead of simply being sent out to complete a job they are likely unfamiliar with.

    No opinion of CEO
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