Midwest Communications
2.4 of 5 12 reviews
www.mci.fm Wausau, WI 500 to 999 Employees

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good job

    Marketing Consultant (Current Employee)
    Duluth, MN

    ProsGreat management and corporate team

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They like to promote from within

    Board Operator (Current Employee)
    Green Bay, WI

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

    ConsPart time pay isn't all that great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An average place to start, I guess

    Advertising Executive (Current Employee)
    Terre Haute, IN

    ProsSpeaking 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.

    ConsAgain, 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 Senior ManagementDouble 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun environment. Great co workers. Poor management.

    Marketing Consultant (Former Employee)
    Green Bay, WI

    ProsRadio 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementValue 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Web Designer (Former Employee)
    Wausau, WI

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

    ConsBelow 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 Senior ManagementCreate some accountability within your company. Show appreciation to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great employees, clueless upper management

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Wausau, WI

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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementTime 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rethink Your Choices!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Terre Haute, IN

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

    ConsNo 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good company,

    On Air Personality (Former Employee)
    Terre Haute, IN

    ProsFlexible hours and a fun atmosphere to work in.

    ConsNot enough funds available to be LIVE AND LOCAL.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real leaders in management positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Frugal

    On Air Personality (Current Employee)
    Lansing, MI

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Announcer Pt (Current Employee)
    Duluth, MN

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementScheduling is not very professional

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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