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Updated Jun 27, 2014

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2.5 25 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

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Roderick M. (Rod) Sherwood III

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6% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fine

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people who worked there were nice

    ConsPay did not match the work

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive raises every 6 months

     

    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice staff, they were helpful

    ConsLong hours in the company

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    it was ok i guess

    Regional Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Proscool people to work with

    Consnon that are not normal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunctional

    News Writer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsVery Few and only due to union protection. With it selling out to Clear Channel at a fire sale price, you know who got the boot first.

    ConsSold out to Clear Channel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat your employees like furniture.

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

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    Great resume reference, but not a great job

    Director of Affiliate Sales (Current Employee) Silver Spring, MD

    ProsAmazing opportunity to work with CNN,CBS, NBC and some great programming. Also great connections with radio across the country.

    ConsPoor management and no bonus plan for sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate sales commission and some sort of promotional scale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working in a Machine

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood people to work with
    Good mix of co-workers
    One of the leaders in the industry
    Personally had a great relationship with management, but wasn't always the case with all workers

    ConsManagement treats sales people better than support staff
    With new management, they brought all of their people in from a previously failed business
    Still paying former employees salaries while the workers are getting pay cuts and furloughs
    Little room for advancement, and none if you do not constantly ask for it with a reason to why you should move up and to what position
    Very few people have gotten any sort of raise or increase in compensation over the past 2+ years

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like you care about them. It's more than just matching 401K or letting people take loans from it. Everyone took a big hit with the economy, but the scale wasn't completely fair in terms of paycuts. Show the office that you took a bigger hit than they did because bottom line ends with management. It's not the sales assistants fault the company made bad decisions, so why punish them more than yourself? The 5-10% of their salary is a much bigger deal then the 10-15% of yours. Create initiatives and incentives for people to actually make more for doing a good job. People are leaving for more money elsewhere and to work for better companies. Make everyone feel wanted and needed rather than just a cog in the machine.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A place I worked

    National Director of Marketing (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsYou get to work in radio, worked with people who had been in industry for a long time and people just entering, good a letting you go on sales calls

    Consmanagment changed alot, company was big on telling you often what you did wrong, never received training was suppose to get, just not a place I wanted to associated with - ethical standards were very low

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake up your mind and support your people in the field - honestly

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    Sales Assistant

    Marketing Assistant -Sales Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYoung people, young atmosphere, lots of times to be social

    ConsNo place to move up to, bad pay, stuck in same position forever, horrible bonus, actual appearance of offices are old and in need of new design

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer your employees places to move to, and also why is CEO/CFO so "untouchable" when it comes to having questions and/or concerns?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working there

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice employees, interesting industry, decent reputation and understanding management.

    ConsPoor teamwork, below average compensation, incompetent management, unstable work conditions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease treat employees as valuable assets and improve fairness of work conditions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    You'll meet great people but you will probably become frustrated and end up leaving.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMost of the rank and file workers and mid-level managers are great people and great to work with.

    ConsThere is really no room for advancement, raises are virtually non-existant even in good times, sales persons are not the only workers in the company but you wouldnt know that from the way other departments are treated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiven the lack of motivation the company's revolving door of talent will continue resulting in the continuation of lost opportunities. If management ever plans on turning things around they should first look to fix things within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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