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I was a Production Assistant.

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Former Employee - Production Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
Former Employee - Production Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Gave me great work experience.

Cons

No cons at this time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No advice for management

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  1. OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    They hire. They're growing. Minimal experience needed to get in the door. You can get promoted within a year or two.

    Cons

    You'll know when you get there.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Would not recommend this at all

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    Former Employee - News Producer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - News Producer in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sinclair is one of the largest television companies in the country, so the potential for mobility is present, however, like most tv jobs, it's not so easy as just putting in for a transfer; and because they own so many stations, there are usually starting-level positions within the company for new reporters or producers.

    Cons

    Sinclair is all about the bottom line. Though this is the ultimate goal of any for-profit company, unfortunately in Sinclair, that bottom line often affects the employees who do not work in corporate. They will turn one should be five people's jobs into one person's in order to eliminate the cost of those other people. They run newsrooms on bare bones staffs in order to keep the cost-revenue ration to a minimum. If you do end up working here, you will earn overtime because there are never enough people working in a newsroom. They are almost always short-staffed. I had experience with them in multiple cities, and this was the case each time, so it can not be blamed solely on the management of single newsrooms.

    Ultimately, you will not feel like a valued part of Sinclair's company. Their employees are generally dissatisfied, but because the television industry is such a cut-throat business, especially if you want to be on air, many people will stay just to have a job. I have seen several people burn out after working for this company and quit the industry all together. I was even one of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the above cons. Focus on employee retention and satisfaction, not just cost-cutting methods.

    Doesn't Recommend
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