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. 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
  3. 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

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Dysfunctional

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    Current Employee - News Writer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - News Writer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Sold out to Clear Channel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like furniture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great resume reference, but not a great job

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    Current Employee - Director of Affiliate Sales  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Affiliate Sales in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Westwood One

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor management and no bonus plan for sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create sales commission and some sort of promotional scale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working in a Machine

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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

    Good 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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place I worked

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    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Westwood One

    Pros

    You 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

    Cons

    managment 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make up your mind and support your people in the field - honestly

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Assistant

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant -Sales Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant -Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Westwood One

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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