Entercom Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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Entercom President, CEO, and Director David J. Field
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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 Company

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    Former Employee - Midday Host in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Midday Host in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed that atmosphere and the people I worked with. The training on social media was incredible. The company has great values and goals. Defiantly one of the best experience I have had in radio.

    Cons

    I was part time filling in on a full time position with hopes that it would blossom into full time. Nothing paned out. Management had hopes that they would have something for me but that did not pan out. Sadly I had to move on. In that short time I took the midday show from zero to #1 Leaving Entercom Indy was probably the saddest day of my career.

    Advice to Management

    No advise really. I would love to return to work again for Entercom in full time position. Classy company.

  2. Great stations, but negative work environment

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Allows for freedom and flexibility. Stations are successful. Programmers do a good job with each station. The people are fun to work with.

    Cons

    So many meeting that felt unnecessary. Traffic department is hostile. Some management styles were negative. New employees are more or less thrown to the wolves with a lack of true training.

    Advice to Management

    Management should treat the team with a little more respect. Encourage management to invest in more hands on and organized form of training for newcomers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great people, no room for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Entercom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers
    Fun environment
    Get to see a lot of concerts and events

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancement
    Pay was terrible, but it is radio
    Management could have been a lot better

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who actually do work hard and care.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Energetic, fast-paced and fun but low pay

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Entercom (more than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Working at Entercom

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Entercom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Low support, high expectations, fun environment (mostly)

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Entercom Seattle - A Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Radio at its last limb, horrible employee treatment

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Low pay and no room for advancement

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. 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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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