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Broadcast Music Reviews

Updated November 28, 2018
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Pros
  • "ability to work from home and make you own schedule within reason, only after you have been there a while" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and office events" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Underpaid for doing the same work as full time employees" (in 7 reviews)

  • "They talk to you and treat you like a gullible child to be exploited while upper management salaries are well over 1 million dollars a year" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company culture, job opportunities, personal growth

    Cons

    Slower pace than expected .


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Distribution and Administrative Services Analyst - Works Registration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great manager in the Works Registration area who is transparent and willing to try and help you succeed.
    Work isn't too difficult, but is tedious and requires good attention to detail.
    ability to work from home and make you own schedule within reason, only after you have been there a while.
    Good Benefits
    Solid job in the music industry, especially for entry level candidates.

    Overall this was a comfortable job where the perks and benefits potentially outweighed the cons. It just depends on you and your situation. worked great for me who had other passions and jobs outside of BMI.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement
    Seems like the company is more interested in spending money elsewhere instead of investing in their employees.
    Outdated programs and systems (Although this was supposed to change at the time I left)

  3. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great parties. Met lots of famous people. Uncapped commissions, Great benifits

    Cons

    Very competitive. The senior reps will steel your deals and management will let them. Very clickish.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all reps equal. Don't give away the deals that you know we worked hard on to others !


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Date entry clerk"

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    Former Employee - Date Entry Clerk in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Date Entry Clerk in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None super low salary and low class management

    Cons

    The dregs of society work here -- real low lives. They exploit cheap labor from the worst neighborhoods in the outer boroughs. Gutter trash managers.

    The pay is so low you cannot pay your rent by working here. Minimum wage salaries. Cut throat. Biggest perk when I interviewed was that you get free hot chocolate. I am not kidding.

    They talk to you and treat you like a gullible child to be exploited while upper management salaries are well over 1 million dollars a year. Yes they rob their employees so the fat cats can get fatter.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  5. "Licensing sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcast Music full-time

    Pros

    People are miserable for the most part

    Cons

    Growth within different departments is impossible


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Licensing"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    37.5 hour work weeks with work from home options 1-2 days a week. Decent benefits. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Current leadership over Sales dept has not gained the trust their frontline staff. Any professional should know that culture and trust go hand in hand. Seems like the dept head just tells people what they want to hear versus actually taking any action to improve processes. No wonder we keep missing goals.

    Advice to Management

    Our CEO is great and he should support cleaning house in Sales. If anyone speaks up, or has good ideas, you will be treated poorly instead of patted on the back. Goals are WAY TO HIGH.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music part-time

    Pros

    Free parking and 4 day schedule for the week

    Cons

    Poor commission and incentives, hourly pay is not comparable to work load and goals, and barely living wages. Training for sales in sensitive markets is not sufficient, and parameters around making the sale makes this position more of a collections agent than a sales job.

    Advice to Management

    Management will be very nice upfront and then reviews behind closed doors are already approved by HR and goaled out. If you make millions of dollars for the company you can pretty much act however you want to. If you are learning how to sell in this market and you make any small errors they will send you emails referencing HR handbook and give you a final warning a few weeks in. They will also not provide insurance for part time employment so if you get really sick and miss time they will count that against you as well. So even when you try really hard to make an effort to repair a working relationship, at face value they act as if they appreciate it, but in reality don’t really care.

    For most sales jobs this is standard operating procedure. However for a market around music licensing especially in a waiting game for sensitive markets, without good compensation, and a work load similar to a software salesman, this is completely out of hand.

    If you are looking for a sales gig and want a job that seems more relaxed, don’t be fooled, it’s not actually a relaxed environment, it’s just a huge game. Go somewhere else. Also the HR department doesn’t really exist for your benefit. It’s in managements pocket.

    I’m sure the non incentive based positions are fine.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "IT professionals should look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    summer hours, jeans, PTO policy

    Cons

    Toxic, IT management manages by fear, no regard for people or what is to be delivered, only the process, regardless if you are delivering quality or not. No room for growth or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Take training on how agile is supposed to work. Take training on how to be leaders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account exec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, that’s pretty much except Co-workers are great

    Cons

    Poor management treat employees like the are second class, they target pension people make them miserable until they either quit or they fire them

    Advice to Management

    CEO Mike great person he needs to be aware of what is going on at the lower level employees


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic company culture with zero room for growth."

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcast Music full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady job with good benefits and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    - Employees are not celebrated or promoted. You are a cog in a machine or a hamster in a wheel, nothing else.
    - Innovation is not encouraged or recognized. If you are a game changer you will not be elevated, you will be cut down.
    - Compensation is incredibly insulting with raises so low they verge on non existent.
    -.From the top down, a toxic company culture that reeks of self serving.

    Advice to Management

    BMI could be an awesome company to work for. What they do is incredibly important. WAKE UP!