Westwood One Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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Roderick M. (Rod) Sherwood III
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  1. Company is always merging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You have benefits and work schedule always you flexibility to get other things done

    Cons

    Cost of benefits are not worth the high deductible, under paid, no semi-yearly or yearly review for raises, very little chance for advancement in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. standard office environment.

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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

    Pros

    work hours are standard.
    free coffee/tea
    location easily to get to by mass transit.

    Cons

    no room to grow
    no bonus or incentives, unless working in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within to increase morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Westwood One

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    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Westwood One

    Pros

    Great environment. Awesome company culture. Competitive salary. Diverse staff.

    Cons

    Long commute if you do not live in the city. No transportation compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give all employees perks and bonuses. Not just sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Not great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They have really strong partnerships.

    Cons

    Not much structure or moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create a better environment for people. A place where people are happy to come in to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Good place to start a career...

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place when you are fresh out of college.

    People you work closely with are pretty good

    Cons

    No room to grow in the company. Opportunities to flourish are low and ideas go unheard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those from within and more employees with stay. Promotions many times come with no compensation, which makes this worse

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Westwood One Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One

    Pros

    Amazing people and room for growth/ exposure to areas of the business that interest you.

    Cons

    Radio is a struggling industry as ad dollars are being move to digital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time

    Pros

    There are a decent amount of really good people, but they all pretty much feel the same!

    Cons

    Crazy employee turnover, lack of organization in departments, certain people in un-deserving positions, absolutely no raises or compensation after years of dedication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together! Take care of the people who deserve it while building the other departments before all of the good people at this company are gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. I have been working at Westwood One

    Pros

    The Dallas office is great - intelligent, productive, quality - unfortunately many people and entire departments are being laid off and the work is shifting to the under qualified teams in NY. NY can't hold a candle to the Dallas crew. the company may be saving $$, but the quality is going out the window

    Cons

    since the merger, everything - morale is at an all time low. the only thing left are the great folks still here and most of them are looking elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no point, they won't listen

  10. A radio network that grew by acquisition and maintained an edge by cutting cost and making merger work then lost focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    200+ employees large enough to count small enough to know most of the staff

    Cons

    Management seems disconnected, little focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great until it wasn't.

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    Current Employee - Full Time in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Full Time in New York, NY

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great hard working team. At least for what reminding of it.

    Cons

    Was acquired by Cumulus Media. After acquisition a lot of hardworking talent was let go and replaced by lower level management from Cumulus. Lack of communication, lack of respect from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people that work hard raises, and quit laying people off just to cut cost while not really boosting revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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