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Working in a Machine

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Westwood One

Pros

Good people to work with
Good mix of co-workers
One of the leaders in the industry
Personally had a great relationship with management, but wasn't always the case with all workers

Cons

Management treats sales people better than support staff
With new management, they brought all of their people in from a previously failed business
Still paying former employees salaries while the workers are getting pay cuts and furloughs
Little room for advancement, and none if you do not constantly ask for it with a reason to why you should move up and to what position
Very few people have gotten any sort of raise or increase in compensation over the past 2+ years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees like you care about them. It's more than just matching 401K or letting people take loans from it. Everyone took a big hit with the economy, but the scale wasn't completely fair in terms of paycuts. Show the office that you took a bigger hit than they did because bottom line ends with management. It's not the sales assistants fault the company made bad decisions, so why punish them more than yourself? The 5-10% of their salary is a much bigger deal then the 10-15% of yours. Create initiatives and incentives for people to actually make more for doing a good job. People are leaving for more money elsewhere and to work for better companies. Make everyone feel wanted and needed rather than just a cog in the machine.

Doesn't Recommend
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    A place I worked

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    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Westwood One

    Pros

    You get to work in radio, worked with people who had been in industry for a long time and people just entering, good a letting you go on sales calls

    Cons

    managment changed alot, company was big on telling you often what you did wrong, never received training was suppose to get, just not a place I wanted to associated with - ethical standards were very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your mind and support your people in the field - honestly

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant -Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant -Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One

    Pros

    Young people, young atmosphere, lots of times to be social

    Cons

    No place to move up to, bad pay, stuck in same position forever, horrible bonus, actual appearance of offices are old and in need of new design

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees places to move to, and also why is CEO/CFO so "untouchable" when it comes to having questions and/or concerns?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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