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Entercom Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
107 Reviews
2.8
107 Reviews
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Entercom President, CEO, and Director David J. Field
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57 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working at Entercom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Entercom

    Pros

    Lots of perks (concert tickets, events, etc..) associated with working in radio. Staff are all a great group of people

    Cons

    Career Advancement is difficult here, especially in a non-sales role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering growth opportunities or even more of a voice to your support staff would go a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Energetic, fast-paced and fun but low pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Entercom (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you love live music working in radio is a blast! The energy, buzz, excitement and fun can't be beat. If you work hard, you can advance.

    Cons

    They are constantly having to cut costs, healthcare benefits reduced over time, no more matching 401k, salary increases are minimal to non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only those in the upper echelon of the corporate structure and top management have job security and good wages. After years of cost-cutting and staff reduction it's time to start investing in the real work horses, the employees below the top sellers and on-air talent. The doers, the executors - those expected to really drive audience and fulfill client campaigns. You have lost tons of really qualified, hard-working people by keeping ineffective management in place. It tends to be more of an old-school "good ole boys" club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Low support, high expectations, fun environment (mostly)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Marketing Executive in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Entercom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast paced, potential for great networking. Lots of fun events, and you're working with a well established business.

    Cons

    Training was horrible, zero support from management, no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover would be mitigated with better training, support from management, and better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Entercom Seattle - A Review

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

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

    Pros

    This company has some major pluses. They have 4 of the top 10 radio brands in the Seattle market representing diverse demographic groups. The Sales Managers are wicked bright with extensive experience in their fields. The sales support in terms of research and case studies available to sales staff is also extensive. Upper management is making a good effort to keep employees motivated. A good work/home balance is provided.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turn over. I worked for several sales managers in my 3 year tenure. Depending on what sales team you are part of there seems to be disparity in the income opportunity. Often encouraged to work on projects that have little likelihood for reward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Radio at its last limb, horrible employee treatment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Entercom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were nice 8:30-5:30 pm M-F, The Office culture was friendly, Co workers were nice and some were motivating.

    Cons

    $80 a month for parking garage, the management needs to learn how to developed their philosophy of training, I have seen to many employees leave with high turn over. People are always frustrated and never have time to keep the organization. This place had no career path all the old folks stay tight on their position. Was being treated as if I was retarded never respected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather then telling employees stories for training, actually train them on the Entercom Philosophy. Don't favor other employees because they are a cute girl. Don't talk down to someone that you think isn't smart because on the other side they might have more knowledge. Never judge a book by its cover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Low pay and no room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Nice office, depending on the position flexible hours, most of the lower level people are nice

    Cons

    No inner advancement, managers always bringing in their own people, don't care about loyalty, talent or hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People that work hard and are willing to do what it takes-AND have talent might prove to be very loyal and better for your bottom line in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great radio stations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    account executive

    • 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

    Pros

    great culture good values good products

    Cons

    Very low growth potential low earning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • 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

    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.

  11.  

    No money in Radio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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