Midwest Communications

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12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good job

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at Midwest Communications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management and corporate team

    Cons

    Difficult sales environment for reasons other than the management and corporate team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    They like to promote from within

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    Current Employee - Board Operator  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Board Operator in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Midwest Communications part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company will give you the opportunity to grow with them if you give them the hard work and show desire.

    Cons

    Part time pay isn't all that great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    An average place to start, I guess

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    Current Employee - Advertising Executive  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Advertising Executive in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at Midwest Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Speaking on the local level is hard because each station gives its management a lot of autonomy, but, like any family-owned company, there are good and bad points. It's a friendly company to work for with above average support at the corporate level. There isn't a tremendous level of micromanagement.

    Cons

    Again, at the corporate level, the pay structure is such that it is hard to earn a comfortable wage but a living wage is attainable provided your financial obligations aren't numerous. It's a decent place for someone with no other options to get started in media sales. Don't expect to stay long, though. Turnover is fairly high (lost seven experienced ad execs in less than one year) and the guarantee vs. commission pay makes staying longer than three years almost pointless if you're wanting ever-increasing pay. As you gain more clients, your guarantee is lowered and your commission is very slightly raised which places your salary about the same one year to the next. The level of autonomy given at the local level can be a problem and it's difficult to know if questionable decisions are approved from above and it's hard to know if concerns will be met with action or retribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double check to make sure some advertising executives aren't given preferential treatment. While I was there many $10,000+ deals were repeatedly handed over to the same advertising executive. The lack of equity and reverse sexual discrimination makes for an unhappy workplace and many are too scared to bring up these concerns for local-level retaliation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun environment. Great co workers. Poor management.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Midwest Communications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Radio is a great industry with lots of perks and a fun atmosphere. Selling small to medium size business advertising is a great career where you get to meet many people and network with the community.

    Cons

    This company has a serious issue with chauvinism. There is not one female manager. Basically the owner hires all his "old" buddies from yesteryear who don't have a clue how to manage and create an environment where employers are motivated to perform. All marketing reps are paid the same commission but the only ones who make decent money are those at the top two stations because of the difference in rates between stations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. They are your bread and butter. And despite how you treat them you have excellent people who are very loyal and pad your pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Web Designer

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    Former Employee - Web Designer  in  Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Wausau, WI

    I worked at Midwest Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team environment. Great place to get experience... and then get a real job.

    Cons

    Below average pay. Horrible benefits (especially if you have a family). Family business with family politics. Major communication issues between departments typically resulting in a stressful work environment. Zero accountability for those not performing. Zero appreciation for those that do perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some accountability within your company. Show appreciation to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employees, clueless upper management

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Sales in Wausau, WI

    I worked at Midwest Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co workers, fun atmosphere to work in. various perks as in free tickets, vouchers. Regular managers very friendly and knowledgable. Good benefits

    Cons

    No chance for advancement, no raises or bonuses. Owners entire family all in charge so profits all stay with family. Constantly being supervised, very little freedom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to release raises, lots of disgruntled workers being forced to take second jobs. Employees need to be rewarded for their hard work and bonuses need to be released, savings bonds as a xmas gift are a joke with how much the company earns and continues to grow

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

    Rethink Your Choices!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Midwest Communications full-time

    Pros

    For the most part local staff was, and is, amazing. Close-Knit family like.

    Cons

    No budget for anything -- people put in local management not qualified. "Family Run" company that doesn't even give the day after Thanksgiving as a paid holiday!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall good company,

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    Former Employee - On Air Personality  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - On Air Personality in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Midwest Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and a fun atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Not enough funds available to be LIVE AND LOCAL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get real leaders in management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Frugal

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    Current Employee - On Air Personality  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - On Air Personality in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Midwest Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company has some great employees. Upper managment is good, experienced and knows what they are doing.

    Cons

    Little to no guidence and training. Very stingy do not like to invest in office equipment even paper and ink for printers. Very very frugal company, I cannot stress this enough. Lilttle opprotunity for advancement and very low starting pay and benifits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in modern equipment for employees, and you will get your investment back 10 fold. Train and select better middle managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overview

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    Current Employee - Announcer Pt  in  Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Announcer Pt in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at Midwest Communications

    Pros

    --great starting experience
    --friendly enviornment
    --room for growth

    Cons

    --minimum wage pay
    --little direction after initial training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scheduling is not very professional

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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