Westwood One Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
27 Reviews

2.5
27 Reviews
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Roderick M. (Rod) Sherwood III
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  1.  

    Laid back atmosphere, great location, great internship

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    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Alot of hands on work on several major sporting events like weekly NFL games, NFL playoffs, March Madness, and the Masters.

    Cons

    Lots of busy work at times

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging envirnment that have great people that are the glue of the organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westwood One

    Pros

    Great access to the nations top advertisers, agencies and broadcasters. Strong assets in local, national radio as well as television and digital.

    Cons

    Turning around a company in the public spotlight is always challenging. A public company has to demonstrate improvements each quarter regardless of market or internal challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to identify weak links within the employee and management chain and upgrade with experienced candidates who bring new ideas that can move the company forward.

    Approves of CEO
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    You will probably end up leaving

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    Former Employee - Affiliate Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Affiliate Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location at Times Square, good equipment to work with, staffs are generally nice people. Great benefits and systems that is provided through Insperity which is easy to use. Laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Low Pay. The company is being bought by another company and a lot of nice people are leaving. Worked there for about 6 months and already seen about 10 people leaving in different departments (including a CFO and a CEO). Communication with senior management was rather difficult because sometimes they don't keep their words. But i guess its all understandable because the company is in bad financial form and is under rapid change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys have a great product, but need to work on your management team

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

    Customer Relations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Overall they pay well and have reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Every year there is substantial change so things are always unstable in terms of finances and job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to motivate the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work for a while.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Met some outstanding people. Treated people fairly. Made friendships that will last forever. Work was interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Expanded to far and destroyed the company. Difficult financial stress due to over leverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more acquisitions. Remember where you came from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fear and intimidation rule the roost...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free coffee in the heart of the city

    Cons

    Clear disparity between upper level management and lower employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should realize that their employees are what makes them great - they should be treated more like they matter - not like they're disposable. VP's don't even make an attempt to know the names of people that work in their department, and only speak to you if they need something from you. Some think it's fun that people are scared of them! Absolutely ridiculous way to run a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boiler room

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    Current Employee - On Air  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - On Air in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Your checks cash and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Boiler room, meatball radio. Pound out as many breaks an hour as you can, until your voice is shot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fine

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One

    Pros

    The people who worked there were nice

    Cons

    Pay did not match the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises every 6 months

  10.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westwood One

    Pros

    Nice staff, they were helpful

    Cons

    Long hours in the company

  11.  

    it was ok i guess

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    cool people to work with

    Cons

    non that are not normal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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