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Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Mary G. Berner
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Pros
  • great people and great environment (in 25 reviews)

  • Since its a radio station, you definitely know what to expect working here (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management over-consolidated and drove company stock value down to nothing (in 16 reviews)

  • long hours during seasonal times (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Part-Time Promotions Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Cumulus Media part-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Turn 3-4 promotions assistants into full-time employees. They would be happier, more motivated, and it would show through in the quality of our events.


  2. "Promotions Intern"

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

    Pros

    Free entrance to concerts and festivals

    Cons

    Does not pay interns

    No guarantee for promotion


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Designer"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Since its a radio station, you definitely know what to expect working here. Lot's of hustle and deadlines to manage but overall standard corporate work environment.

    Cons

    Mundane corporate work environment. Department segregation.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great job for a college student"

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

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Tickets, celebrities, and fun events

    Cons

    Not much appreciation... Raises? They are non exsistant

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your workers... take an interest in them.... help them grow....


  6. Helpful (3)

    "A company in need of a turn-around..."

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great staff, a great/fun job, lots of variety of things to do

    Cons

    Management was AWFUL - it was a Good 'Ol Boys club in the worst way. I would have loved to have stayed but management made my life (and the lives of my co-workers) absolute hell.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers how to manage and how to treat their employees with respect. You can't always turn a blind eye to things just because a particular manager brings in good numbers. Show your employees that you value them as human beings.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Promotions Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to experience your first taste in media as radio is still very strong

    Cons

    No upward movement in company or communication with upper managament, low compensation

    Advice to Management

    Better and more communication between departments


  8. "The Bert Show"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Former Employee - Internship in Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Cumulus Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The perks of being in the same studio as a nationally syndicated radio show was very beneficial. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, I learned a lot about entertainment radio and what it takes to put on a successful morning show.

    Cons

    Had to be there at 5:15AM every morning. Great if you're a morning person. Didn't get much opportunity to do more than Indexing the show and printing out emails.


  9. "Fun But Unusual Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cumulus Media part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to meet famous people, get to go to fun events

    Cons

    Short events and not paid enough.


  10. "It isn't over until it's over..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since it's the radio business, just the possibility of having a job these days
    is enough to partially recommend a company, even if it is Cumulus or I Heart Radio. Also, my experience was that, while the upper management was horribly inept and even dishonest, many local market-level managers were good and competent people who were just trying to survive in a difficult climate, both for the business in general and at Cumulus proper.

    Cons

    There are many, many problems with the company, first of which is that their operations are in such debt that their only way of planning for the future is cutting even more personnel - losing less money rather than earning money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expecting it to be broken up for creditors, but people have been saying that for 10 years.


  11. "Cumulus - An unstable state of affairs"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive change in company culture

    Cons

    Constant turnover, local management needs help, unbalanced employee morale, employee benefits could be better



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