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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years
    Featured Review

    Love it here!

    Jan 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The best part about BMI is the people. Everyone works with such integrity, which is a breath of fresh air in comparison to other companies I have worked for. People really care for each other and the mission of the company. Also, the fun music perks are always a plus too! Lots of fun events during non covid times.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but things are a little unclear with the return to office policy. This is to be expected though because of covid.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Volunteering Time w/Pay

    Jun 16, 2022 - Data Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company allows paid time off to volunteer with organization of their choice 4 days per year along with 1 day a year that is spent volunteering with their department/Team.

    Cons

    Not able to split up the days allotted into hours; must use 7.5 hours at a time.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great leadership, cool headquarters, lots of IT micromanagement.

    May 9, 2022 - Software Developer in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I worked on the Legal lT team that managed legal contracts with artists & vendors. The Nashville office is pretty awesome with easy parking, a wonderful cafe & amenities, and great opportunities to network in the music industry. Time off for appointments & such is very generous and you don't need formal approval or PTO for things like Doctor/Repairperson/Car Appts.

    Cons

    Most of the IT systems are largely powered by SQL and Stored Procedures, so no matter what your title is as a Developer/Programmer, you'll most likely be doing 60-75% SQL work any given week. On some teams it becomes lowkey implied that you're expected to be free to work on nights/weekends at short notice. IT projects tasks are highly micromanaged by the hour and you have to explain in detail to leadership why something you worked on simply took longer than expected. IT has a new 100% remote work policy that's pretty great, but some people take advantage of it and are unavailable during normal business hours too often.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Slow and Steady

    Aug 5, 2022 - Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work life balance Good Benefits If you're looking for a place to settle down and get your annual cost of living then this is a great place to work. If you're a younger employee with aspirations to grow and advance, I would look elsewhere.

    Cons

    Below average pay Company prioritizes tenure over ability for many upper level positions. Promotions are only considered every two years and pay ranges are incredibly rigid.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Overall Great Culture, but needs work

    Apr 24, 2022 - General Licensing in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They sincerely want to make sure that you have work-life-balance by being flexible with your PTO, spending time at work getting to know one another through company and departmental events and activities (live music is a huge part of this), and often by giving the day before each holiday off since many of the employees travel out-of-state to see family. Also, there are many good people who work there and the building has undergone major renovations to make it a safer, cleaner, and more convenient work environment.

    Cons

    Their HR department has suffered some changes since the pandemic and the unfortunate outcome is a a shortsighted effort to implement vaccination mandates (rather poorly, regardless of opinion), in-office work schedules that many were in disagreement with and thus lost some great talent, and finally, the inability for upward mobility and growth that so many have experienced there over the years. There are individuals working there who sincerely should have been promoted to management or directorship years ago.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A Company Stuck In Its Ways

    Apr 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    You receive a steady and stable paycheck. They managed to not lay anyone off during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Cons

    Little room for professional growth; the majority of employees don't receive promotions (if any) until 4 or 5 years in, there are rarely raises given unless you're of a certain title or higher. Current CEO hates remote work, so if that's what you value don't work here. The Executive team is trying to take DE&I seriously as of 2020, however it's not reflected in the senior management leadership. There's poor communication between departments and you're always operating in a reactive state. Everyone caters to the wants/needs of one particular department as well which can be frustrating.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company for building a number of skillsets and for ample benefits

    Jun 23, 2022 - Licensing Administration Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Projects are varied and meaningful. Several initiatives are put in place for developing individuals in their career goals. Many have been in the company for decades. Benefits are generous

    Cons

    Slow and difficult to enact changes.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    I’m glad I did it, but I don’t miss it.

    Jan 18, 2022 - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    BMI is a great foot in the door. It’s an accessible job that looks good on a resume. The PRO experience I gained from working here has been useful on countless professional occasions since leaving the company. The people are great, and the main reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    The licensing sales department is very much a call center environment. It’s a relatively cut throat workplace and takes a certain type of person to excel. It was just a job for me, not something I viewed as a career. That made it hard to dedicate the amount of attention management was pushing.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    BMI doesn't care about it's employees

    Jul 19, 2022 - Specialist in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Not many. Just updated the office recently.

    Cons

    They keep contracted employees as long as they can so they don't have to offer health insurance or pay them more. They boast record breaking years, yet no one gets a raise worth anything. I received a 1% raise one year. It's a slap in the face. They treat the "creative" team like they walk on water, but the rest of us are lowly peasants. You can only really move up if someone dies or retires.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Not what it used to be

    Aug 17, 2022 - Senior Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice cushy office good friends

    Cons

    This company has gone from a beloved, respected company who valued music, to the ultimate in corporate greed.

    2 people found this review helpful
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Broadcast Music has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 159 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at Broadcast Music to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Broadcast Music employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Broadcast Music. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

77% of Broadcast Music employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Broadcast Music 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Broadcast Music to be work life balance, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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