Metro Networks Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. It's been a good experience and there are even better times on the horizon.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rutherford, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rutherford, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You touch many stations and therefore the lives of many people, making things just a little bit easier for them day to day, with traffic and news reporting.

    Cons

    24 hour operations can mean overnights or weekends, but that's the way it is for most people in the world of broadcasting. Equipment upgrades are in the works now, otherwise I'd point to equipment challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that everyone is doing more with less and show appreciation for that.


  2. Accounting Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. Loved the access employees had to the studio. Very interesting industry

    Cons

    Management seems to be out of touch with employees at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  3. Traffic reporter

    Former Employee - News & Traffic Anchor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - News & Traffic Anchor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Metro Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to be on the radio. You get to work with decent people. The work itself can be fulfilling sometimes. Health benefits were adequate.

    Cons

    They just don't care about you in the end. Constantly cutting costs and people. If you don't work in a union shop, don't count on raises. Promotions are practically non existent if you're in operations.


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    Overnight blues

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    Former Employee - Producer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Producer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metro Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a creative job, producing radio news copy for a variety of small and medium markets around the country.

    Cons

    The pay was low, the hours were bad (overnight 10pm-6am), work rules were soul-crushing and unevenly applied, and the manager was unprofessional and a petty dictator.

    Advice to Management

    Try running a clean operation and develop your employees instead of constantly threatening and abusing them.


  6. I made a good living

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    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    my co-workers were the best on the planet .... everyone went the extra mile to help each other

    Cons

    The management team had no practical business experience and heavily relied on their MBA's

    Advice to Management

    get out in the field and listen to your seasoned sales staff - they might know more than you


  7. News Helicopter Pilot

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    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    a place to build flight time quickly. learn to fly helicopter in all axis of flight. learn to interact with ATC with ease.

    Cons

    Long work hours, little respect for personal time, expected to devote all available time to flights. Work 50-60 hours per week with no overtime compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, you'll run everybody off.


  8. Metro Networks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company serves the public by providing accurate traffic reports that save listeners/viewers time, but helping them to avoid major traffic problems.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited. The company has recently downsized and consolidated their operation to fewer markets due to the economy.

    Advice to Management

    Facilitate better communication among all levels of employees.


  9. One of the last bastions of hope for a radio vet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Given the deplorable state of opportunities in radio, metro is one of the few places to work behind a mic

    Cons

    Rough hours, very intense environment

    Advice to Management

    None at this time


  10. Coworkers are nice but hard to sell anything there

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    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Really hard sell and expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Watch what goes on in the individual markets.



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