Entercom Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
98 Reviews
3.1
98 Reviews
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Entercom President, CEO, and Director David J. Field
David J. Field
52 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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  1.  

    Great place to work, great people to work with!

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    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
  2.  

    Excellent stations, but only hard work will be rewarded

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Entercom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pat, the DOS, is an excellent manager who spared no effort to help me succeed, which I did. Having worked in radio for many years as a successful manager myself, I admire his style and dedication. The radio stations have viable audiences, and clients can and do reap rewards from advertising with them.

    Cons

    Entercom's crm and traffic systems are complex, not easily learned and time consuming. You'll need to be good with software, have a good eye for detail, and be willing to spend time keeping up with record keeping in order to succeed here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    No money in Radio

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    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
  6.  

    Unappreciative work environment.

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    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
  7.  

    It's Radio, INC.

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    • 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
  8.  

    OUtdated ways

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    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.

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    Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Entercom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very fun work environment, had various tickets given to staff for free, met celebrities and sports figures. Very relaxed atmosphere and casual dress.

    Cons

    Did everyone else's jobs for them. I was an "assistant" but I really did the part jobs of the Account Executives that they didn't want to do. I was "let go" from my job because a previous Sales Assistant wanted their job back so my job was now theirs even though I was a better worker. Every aspect of this company is who you know and if the superiors like you or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad, could be worse...

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

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

    Pros

    It's cool saying you work for a radio station.

    Cons

    They pay isn't the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Mission, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Mission, KS

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun, great people

    Cons

    No increase in salary in the 3 years I worked there or I would have probably stayed forever.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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