Metro Networks

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Metro Networks Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
8 Reviews
3.0
8 Reviews
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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

    I have been working at Metro Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Traffic reporter

    Former Employee - News & Traffic Anchor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - News & Traffic Anchor in Philadelphia, PA

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Overnight blues

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    Former Employee - Producer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Producer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Metro Networks full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    I worked at Metro Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    News Helicopter Pilot

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    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Metro Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Metro Networks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metro Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Facilitate better communication among all levels of employees.

  8.  

    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

    I have been working at Metro Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

  9.  

    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

    I worked at Metro Networks

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Really hard sell and expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch what goes on in the individual markets.

    Doesn't Recommend

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