LIN Media Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
21 Reviews

2.8
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    An okay place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at LIN Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Management team, good benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation, way to many tasks that take away from sales time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-Think the compensation plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Management doesn't care about the hourly employees or the high turnover.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photographer  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Photographer in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at LIN Media full-time

    Pros

    Good 401K, the company puts in 3% even if you don't put anything in. Many of the hourly employees are nice and professional.

    Cons

    Corporate micro manages the stations way too much. They rely on consultants to run their stations. Management doesn't appreciate or have any respect for the hourly employees. The pay for some jobs are too low while the pay for other jobs are too high Management doesn't listen to the hourly employees at all..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the people who do the work better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful of management here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at LIN Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, 401k company
    match, ideal location, free parking

    Cons

    Not the number #1 news brand, a lot
    of employees have left within the last year, bad company culture, to much corporate influence, Not the best leadership team. GM disconnected to most departments with obvious favoritism with certain departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should look into recent employee departures, change the bad culture and correct bad moral within local company KHON2

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    They lied to our faces and laughed about it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office
    Former Employee - Office

    I worked at LIN Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If the company doesn't have designs to get rid of your department they're not a bad company to work for but if they plan to eliminate your department, the company is very cold and callous.

    Cons

    When they bought our company, LIN Media reps came in and lied to all our faces. They promised nothing would change and then within a few months they unceremoniously got rid of several departments and left the other workers wondering from day to day if the hatchet was going to fall on them next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Typical media outlet slow to adapt, but beholden to shareholders and profits.

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

    I worked at LIN Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They own several large media outlets. With that you can get good experience in the business. They are often looking for new talent, and for someone young this can be a path into the industry, if trial by fire. They are one of the big players in media, and merging with General Media means a certain level of stability in a troubled market.

    Cons

    Risk averse in decisions about modern media. They tend to be quite disconnected from their staff. General thoughts among most workers are that they are anti-union, and generally anti-worker, while continually pushing out good talent in order to save money for the bottom line.

    Sales staff tends to fare better, IF they can perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the way other successful companies treat their staff, and as such get great productivity out of them (SAS, Adobe, Wegmens, REI, etc.). Also, be more bold in facing the future of interactive media and socionomics. While traditional broadcasting still pulls in revenue, you already know that web based media outpaces it, and has much more upside. Be bold and embrace this, and ask your workers to partner with you to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Watch out for this company KHON2

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

    I have been working at LIN Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, sales reps are talented, benefits are decent. Number 2 station in market.

    Cons

    Management team does not work well together. Station is lead by bad leader. Leader does not understand day to day responsibilities to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a whole new management team in Hawaii.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at LIN Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits that is really it. Most of the people are friendly but they will stab you in your back at first chance

    Cons

    I worked here for several years and what I saw is astonishing. They are ripping people off and lying to their face about what results they are getting. They fired a kid who left a 60k job to come work here. They refused to train him or give him access to his accounts but it was his fault and they let him go then denied him unemployment. You get no results from advertising with WLUK fox 11 or cw14 they are just scamming you and taking your money. Their programming is horrible and I think the results are a lie as well. It is full commissioned job with only 3 months of base pay that barely covers your expenses if you want to sell television advertising work for a real tv station. The only thing they have is football and unless you can shell out $2500 per commercial you will not be seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Corporate outfit run by one per-centers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LIN Media

    Pros

    Benefits are good. They have a generous yearly reward program for outstanding employees. You'll have good perks...if you are a manager. If you work for a good manager, your job can be very enjoyable.

    Cons

    You have to participate in the yearly Wellness Program in order to keep your health premiums down. If you don't work for a good manager, expect your complaints to be ignored. HR is VERY shady. They do a lot of downsizing and hubbing. It's TV so don't expect high pay if you are a foot soldier. The industry is more about loving what you do than loving how much you make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. They can always sense if you genuinely care about them. Empty speeches don't inspire people. ACTIONS inspire people. Bad actions inspire people to leave. If you meet with an employee, ask them questions. Don't talk the whole time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Competitive Sales environment with opportunity for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at LIN Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment and people.

    Cons

    Long hours needed to get the job done and not a lot of flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must remember that creativity and innovation is necessary for future growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The Absolute Worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I worked at LIN Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vacation and sick days, SOME good people to work with

    Cons

    Recently acquired station- hubbing departments made for confusion, morale was always very low, GM always out of town and looked down on others, corporate seemed very unorganized and not prepared to handle the new stations, news staff was put down by corporate on several occasions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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