Newport Television

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Newport Television Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not a whole lot of trust

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport Television

    Pros

    great staff
    experienced co workers
    great enviornment

    Cons

    the company does not think about the employees. Sold to another company and fired many employees.

  2.  

    Thank God they've closed their doors

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

    I worked at Newport Television full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not too many to think of. They paid you, and that was about it.

    Cons

    An absolutely horrid corporate structure and attitude. A very unintelligent "if it works here, it'll work their belief structure" about their stations, forcing other markets to adopt useless franchise segments without any actual market research being done. Completely inept and idiotic corporate leaders that believe that the most important aspect of local news is its aesthetic qualities and not the actual content.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Newport has closed its doors and its entire purpose was to flip media stations for a profit, and the few years I was under them it completely showed. Many requests and issues were never even addressed by the corporate office, we simply never heard back from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Producer in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Newport Television full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The station did an excellent job of promoting from within.

    Cons

    The management did not evenly distribute holidays, and the same people worked them every time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    As a start-up TV company they managed to keep most employees happy and the stations running.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

    I worked at Newport Television full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits!

    Cons

    Very few resources to turn to if you need help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't embrace new technology before you understand it!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Executive

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

    I have been working at Newport Television full-time

    Pros

    Not much. Sold all properties.

    Cons

    Very poor run company. They did not have a clue on how a media company works on a local level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to work for, Good benefits

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Newport Television full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay, and understanding people on the corporate level that are willing to listen.

    Cons

    Not much Holiday time off or Vaca time when forst starting out

  8.  

    Interesting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Watertown, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in Watertown, NY

    I have been working at Newport Television

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere-nice staff
    Nice benefits

    Cons

    A formal training program is not here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real training program

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I would describe it as a stressful & degrading experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Newport Television

    Pros

    The co-workers are awesome. Everyone works well as a team. Some of the best people in their fields. True professionals.

    Cons

    The management is terrible. They take away any encouragement & replace it with derogatory remarks. They remind everyone how terrible a job they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little encouragement and a pat on the back once in a while does a lot for the moral of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Management is downright mean.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Newport Television

    Pros

    They bought out Clear Channel which is a good thing. Compensation is fare and for the most part, except in my experience, it's a good time.

    Cons

    At my location they were downsizing and hired managers that were competent but downright mean. Change is good but they are going through a lot and it sucks having to walk around with your tail between your legs thinking your going to be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice and not so intimidating. Remember we have families to go home to and would appreciate a more stable work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Worse than Clear Channel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport Television full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a collection of smart, talented, dedicated staff there. They maintain a high integrity even though the folks higher up the food chain don't care.

    Cons

    Company cheers about "letting local stations run themselves" then micro-manages everything. Corporate management will not listen to local staff. The only accountability station general managers have is to be in the black. It doesn't matter how this is done, and generally the method is to never give salary increases, don't hire important positions (1.5 years without a sales manager, 1 year without a chief engineer is not unheard of), dump extra work on an already overworked staff. And, above all, never invest in the infrastructure of a station so that it remains competitive. Equipment is so old frequently stations will go dark, and money isn't even made available to fix the equipment that is new enough to BE fixed.

    Sales is treated like royalty with zero accountability. Oversell your inventory for an entire quarter? No problem, just cut 5 minutes of content out of the local news and run the spots there. Can't manage to sell out the Superbowl (I am not kidding)? No problem just run an agency buy there.

    The best people get better offers elsewhere and come back to management and say, "I'd like to stay here. Can you match this?" These folks are treated like traitors and immediately shown the door. Most of the staff congratulates them on the way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you know how to run a TV station in a market bigger than 250.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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