CUMULUS MEDIA Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Pros
  • "The company as a whole is filled with great people who are excited about what they do(in 32 reviews)

  • "This is where I want to work full time, I love working with my coworkers and love working at this particular radio station(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "All the entry-level positions are part-time with very low pay(in 27 reviews)

  • "While upper management has changed, many Dickey-era middle managers remain with the company(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Working in Media can be Exciting

      May 12, 2021 - Account Executive in Melbourne, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The DJs will go above and beyond for their craft and the customers.

      Cons

      Radio ad sales has a high churn rate.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent Company

      May 10, 2021 - On-Air Talent in Little Rock, AR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good atmosphere, camaraderie, support from management

      Cons

      Below average pay, little job stability

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      On-Air Talent at Cumulus Media

      May 5, 2021 - On-Air Talent 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a respected company by many industries.

      Cons

      It's corporate. So you know it's more about $ than the talent and services and content we provide to the public.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      My time at Cumulus SF

      Apr 28, 2021 - Promotions Assistant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cumulus has good freebies like concert tickets and other items. The other employees are are very friendly and help promote a positive culture

      Cons

      With Radio going downhill so is Cumulus. In my time there they removed the snacks and other items from employees and would require you to pay for things like chips and bananas.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      May 3, 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing coworkers, great pluses to the job, overall a great company!

      Cons

      Pay is low depending on location, could have better management.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Don't work here. Just don't.

      Apr 10, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some employees are great people.

      Cons

      Local and corporate management care about only two things, returns for the shareholders and protecting their own butts.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      A Soul Crushing Corporate Radio Company

      Mar 17, 2021 - Producer in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you're desperate to get a job in radio, this might be the place for you. If you want to observe the slow, painful death of radio in America, this might be the place for you. They don't do drug tests or background checks, so they'll just hire anyone.

      Cons

      The corporate overlords do not care about their staff, nor the quality of the product. All departments have slashed their budgets and workforces to the bone, but are still tasked with more work than they could possibly do correctly, so shortcuts and incompetence about at every step. The company is only concerned with the all-mighty dollar. I know every business exists to make money, but this is a company where the only way your department could get the resources and tools necessary to do their work is if an in-kind advertising arrangement can be made. The pay offered is so low that it was difficult to find entry-level workers. People literally left to work at places like Target and Walmart because the pay and benefits were better there.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Radio Digital Sales

      Nov 6, 2020 - Sales Executive in Green Bay, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The radio business is very interesting. A lot of options to help customers with marketing and advertising. So much so it can be overwhelming. But nonetheless there is always something fir someone to buy. Advertising in general is time consuming, it is not a 8-5 job when starting out. You have access to the digital advertising which can be very lucrative. You have about 4 months to get ramped up. If you are in a smaller market it can be difficult unless you grew up there. In larger markets it could be big as it is truly a numbers game, because it is so competitive. Stay diligent and it will pay off as commissions are huge. Insurance benefits are excellent. Due to covid, there is no 401k match at this time and yes, Covid has impacted sales. Great team of managers, who truly want to see you succeed.

      Cons

      It may be their system when entering orders. It seems a little antiquated. Also, I had no idea the FCC watches over everything with a fine tooth comb.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      THE WORST COMPANY IN EXISTANCE in regard to treatment of employees. TOXIC & HISTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

      May 9, 2021 - Manager in Boise, ID
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None none none none none

      Cons

      The worst place to work. Too many high paid chiefs with lay offs, staff cuts.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Stay Away from Green Bay!

      Apr 9, 2021 - On-Air Personality in Green Bay, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Coworkers who aren’t management are awesome-some really wonderful people to work with.

      Cons

      Biggest problem is the OM. Someone who should have never been made a manager. Has no issue with lying, messing with people’s pay and hours, throwing people under the bus, getting staff fired-this guy does it or has done it to an employee during his tenor there. Another problem is the VPs don’t care/don’t believe staff complaints. It gets discussed and then pushed under the rug until the next time. Corporate also ignores multiple staff complaints on surveys and does nothing to fix the problem.

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