Entercom

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Entercom Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
101 Reviews
2.9
101 Reviews
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Entercom President, CEO, and Director David J. Field
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Appreciation and encouragement of work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • It's cool saying you work for a radio station (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • High turnover, they don't mind training new people in order to save on salary (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management seems disconnected from the rest of the industry (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great radio stations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Entercom

    Pros

    Great radio station, and the Director of Sales is a real pro

    Cons

    CRM and software systems are laborious and time consuming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have traffic assistants enter and amend orders, and let the reps spend their time with clients, instead of chained to a computer.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    account executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entercom full-time

    Pros

    great culture good values good products

    Cons

    Very low growth potential low earning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I thought it would be an amazing opportunity, now I dread the thought.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Entercom full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great, provided a stepping stone to expand talent to other places.

    Cons

    Pay is low, try to cheat employees out of hard earned money, treatment of staff is disrespectful, sexism, too many "yes" men in management, no chance for growth, no compassion for illness, no communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about communicating to staff diplomatically and actually giving a damn about your staff? Take responsibility for your mistakes and not place blame. Our work is out lives and we's appreciate not being treated like trash.

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  5.  

    No money in radio

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Entercom

    Pros

    Love the talent, producers and sales assistants.

    Cons

    No money. Unappreciative management. I have had nothing but false promises since day one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees and look at what your current employees are bringing in before it's too late and they are gone helping a different company succeed.

  6.  

    Great place to work, great people to work with!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Entercom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Encourages work-life balance; Enables you to own your position; Exceptional co-workers; Good benefits; Fun work environment; Ability to meet some incredible industry talent.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment that can feel overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate internal talent. Don't allow great employees to leave without doing everything possible to try and make them stay!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No money in Radio

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Promotions Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Promotions Director

    I have been working at Entercom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, tons of perks, and good people for the most part.

    Cons

    Raises don't exist. Ladder is short. Sales does no wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people and they'll stay.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's Radio, INC.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Entercom full-time

    Pros

    Good money if you're in management. Good benefits if you're full time. Good number of vacation days, and holidays. There are still some fun positions that utilize creativity...but everything points to those positions becoming less and less.

    Cons

    Poisonous work environment. Corporate control is eroding the "live and local" nature of radio. Incredible pressure on sales people, with constant changes in not only product, but percentages, from corporate. Not a "team oriented" environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    OUtdated ways

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Entercom full-time

    Pros

    The traffic department was really easy to work with along with the production department

    Cons

    Need to have a training program for new hires. If they are new to radio they tend to clueless and end up leaving.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Growth Opportunities, Ageism and Glass Ceilings on Salaries

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

    I have been working at Entercom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K and vacation days.
    Good company to start your career, but move on if you want career growth.

    Cons

    There is absolutely zero opportunity for growth within this company, which is why the turn-over rate is so high.
    Entercom is more willing to "let go" of productive, long-time employees who have reached their "glass ceiling" on salary & benefits rather than than promote them within the company. You see very few people actually retire from Entercom, because they find a way to get rid of older (more expensive) employees as quickly as possible.
    If you are applying for a job with Entercom, ask what happened to the last 3 people who held the position. They'll sugar coat it with terms like "retired" or "wanted to spend more time with their grandkids," but the truth is they found another job where they would be appreciated.
    Management seems completely disconnected from what each employee actually does on a day-to-day basis and fails to communicate their expectations.
    Expect cuts to be made to staff, your salary, commission rates, talent fees, remote fees, etc when the company needs to meet budget goals (that they set unrealistically high).
    Raises are rare, and when they do happen, they are small.
    There is no feeling of being on a "team." Rather, you're just another cog in a machine.
    Forget having any work-life balance. You work all the time and even when you are NOT at work, you are expected to immediately respond to client calls/emails and constantly post on social media.
    Job security does not exist. Even if you have a contract, you can be fired at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what your "people" do. Appreciate their loyalty, reward their successes and improve your retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Unappreciative work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Entercom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most the people are great, really fun at times, and met some really cool people. Benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    No matter how hard you worked, it was never enough. Many overtime hours without any compensation. Your ideas were not taken seriously. A lot of the equipment was outdated. Employees were berated by the Regional\DOE in front of other coworkers. Management showed favoritism to other departments. Pay was horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees who work the hardest. Merit raises would be a good start. Stop showing favoritism to the sales department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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