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CUMULUS MEDIA Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jan 14, 2020

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140 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company as a whole is filled with great people who are excited about what they do(in 31 reviews)

  • "The local staff was very accommodating and it was a close family type work environment(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, sometimes have to work outside during the heat of summer(in 23 reviews)

  • "Awful Upper Management Leadership: The people in(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CUMULUS MEDIA part-time

    Pros

    Environment, co-workers, flexible scheduling, location & market

    Cons

    Pay, lack of hours, unable to grow in role, upper management unable to communicate & unorganized at times

    CUMULUS MEDIA2017-04-15
  2. "I Promise You... It's THAT BAD. Worst company I have ever worked for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CUMULUS MEDIA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Occasionally, cool perks such as meeting artists and free event tickets. Some employees are extremely talented and interesting people to get to know. However, these pros do not outweigh the cons.

    Cons

    1. Awful Upper Management Leadership: The people in upper management here at the Atlanta office do NOT care about the employees. And I get it, managers are not going to always be perfect, but they truly have no respect for anyone but themselves, talk poorly about their subordinates, make crude/inappropriate comments, and never stop to realize why people hate working there so much. They do only what's in their best interests, and when things don't go as plan, they find people to blame and terminate people, talented people. And the turnover rate just goes to prove it. In 2019, at least from my knowledge, 13+ people willingly quit, which for an office that small, is absolutely insane. The worst part is that they know the company morale is low, but refuse to believe that it's because of their own wrongdoings. 2. Below Average Salary & Terrible Benefits: If you are trying to see a doctor, good luck with your noncompetitive salary. Looking for a raise? Look elsewhere. 3. No Growth Opportunity: Good luck trying to move up. They usually always look for outside talent before they choose their own employees. The people that have moved up, are few and far between. And usually it's because they are desperate and can't find anyone else. Usually companies look to promote people with new ideas and passion. Not Cumulus. If you have ideas that don't match theirs and want to have your voice heard, look elsewhere. They love puppet employees that can be controlled. If you happen to accept a job here, go talk to the employees for their honest opinion, and then start applying elsewhere.

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2020-01-15
  3. "Few opportunities for success"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CUMULUS MEDIA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great direct manager. No overnight travel or weekends.

    Cons

    Overall management is very poor. Upper management wants 100% commissioned sales people to attend multiple meetings every week, making it very difficult to sell. Software systems are horrible!

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2019-10-26
  4. "Fake it til you make it."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CUMULUS MEDIA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Artist performances and interviews.

    Cons

    The only successful sales people there are the ones who are considered "favorites" by upper management. The only way to move up is to befriend management and agree with everything they say/do. These salespeople are the ones who receive their unfair share of accounts, leads, and billing. If you don't do these things, you will be left in the dust. Even when you develop your own accounts and close business, you are risk of losing these accounts if you are not a favorite. They will be taken away (along with you commission) and given to the manager's favorites. Management is manipulative and untrustworthy. Clients ask that managers do not attend meetings or lunches because they are uncomfortable around them. Managers' priorities become our priorities, even if that means we lose commission on other profitable opportunities.

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2019-04-18
  5. "Promotions Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at CUMULUS MEDIA full-time

    Pros

    Great free entertainment. Because of the very limited staff quota, you get to become more hands on to things outside of your normal day to day. At times, one may come across some great colleagues as well.

    Cons

    Distacting non-stop internal conflict. Because of upper managements blatant distaste of working together to accomplish making the company successful, it stifles the productivity within the office, resulting into angst permeating into everyone on the floor. Upper management roles tend to seek out to have all the glory for theirselves instead of working to make the company/team successful.

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2018-10-09
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Part-Time Promotions Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CUMULUS MEDIA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy, straightforward position. Perfect for college student or recent grad. 20-29 hrs per week. Freebies galore and occasional free tickets to concerts.

    Cons

    Weird/long hours, low pay ($10/hr), upper management doesn't care about our potential growth with company (we are just replaceable rather than being invested in), little opportunity for full-time employment, not given enough responsibilities.

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2017-03-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work...so far"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CUMULUS MEDIA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are very different. Age wise, personality wise, it's actually a really cool place for thst reason. Brand new updates to the physical space, the desk and cubes are awesome, walls are bright, location phenomenonal.

    Cons

    Upper management needs work. Training was poor. Lack of follow up and discipline with employees is also poor.

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2015-10-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Where all your hopes and dreams go to die...."

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    Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CUMULUS MEDIA for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people on the ground level are great

    Cons

    Management and upper management do not have a clue how to run a business. They do not care about their employees, only the bottom line. And they will do whatever they need to make sure that they save money.

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2015-10-27
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Run Away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CUMULUS MEDIA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big promises of accounts and billing. Poor programming + terrible promotions and NTR dept. equals = No Ratings and No Billing No Fun

    Cons

    Upper Management-not good Tons of paperwork with weekly/daily activity reports. And you get to attend weekly 1 hour training meetings.

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    CUMULUS MEDIA2015-10-13
  10. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CUMULUS MEDIA full-time

    Pros

    great direct local sales managers - easy to work with

    Cons

    upper management is awful, applies too much pressure and not realistic

    CUMULUS MEDIA2015-07-07

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