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Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Mary G. Berner
88 Ratings

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Pros
  • "The company as a whole is filled with great people who are excited about what they do" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Most Business owners have favorite radio station; you don't have to spent a lot of time on the front end explaining your product" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, sometimes have to work outside during the heat of summer" (in 20 reviews)

  • "not much room for growth sometimes" (in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "On-air personality"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On-Air Personality
    Current Employee - On-Air Personality
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management. Doesn’t micro manage and encourages personality.

    Cons

    Satisfied with everything so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Promotions Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    pay, benefits, and company culture

  3. "Salary below average"

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

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with for the most part.
    Talented staff.
    Brand is respected in the market.
    CEO Mary Berner seems to be trying to turn around morale.

    Cons

    Slave labor from salaries that have not kept up with the cost of living
    Pettiness among some staff
    If someone leaves they are not necessarily replaced for cost savings and staff gets to absorb their job.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your employees as if it were 2018.
    Drain the swamp.


  4. "Administrative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are good people and Cumulus that really take pride in being a part of the radio world.

    Cons

    High turnover, management needs to be transparent and the benefits & compensation is horrible! You get what you pay for, which is nothing!

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your team, show leadership, do not ignore your employees, go above and beyond for those that go above and beyond for you! Invest in all things and people, not just advertisements! Know and grow!


  5. "Great Potential - just need to work out the bugs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership is finally sound and progressing towards a more unified team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately compensation does not set pace with the market and positions are not funded properly.

    Advice to Management

    Training & Compensation - focus on the middle to lower level teams and not just upper management or sales executives.


  6. "Can you leave less than a star?"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes my boss forgets I exist so 8 hour work days are sometimes more like 5 hour work days.

    Cons

    My boss is so incredibly scatter brained it is impossible for everyone to work efficently as a team. They've hired new people who have 0 background in radio and left them to review manuals to teach them how to sell. There is no support staff at all because my boss has taken them to use as her own personal assistants. We all joke in the office that all she does is send e-mails - sometimes 9 e-mails a day, calls on all the AE's desk phones and cell phones. Creeps outside of the closed doors to hear what is being said.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of business


  7. "Could be good but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    If you like the people you work with then it can be a really fun work environment

    Cons

    All the sales folks are so cutthroat and treat support staff like crap

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors

  8. "Radio 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 Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for unlimited commissions (if you devote your ENTIRE LIFE to it).

    Cons

    Managers are EXTERMELY hands-on, micro-manageing. We had two dept meetings each week, as well as one individual meeting each week, all with management. It's a 24/7, expensive job to have. You are expected to answer emails/texts 24/7, have to use your own cell, your own laptop, buy your own gas for travel every single day. Not reimbursed for any of it. Awful health insurance with unreachable deductibles.


  9. "Traffic Manager"

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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

    Fun, and very laid back

    Cons

    Management sucks. Pay sucks. Benefits suck.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management courses


  10. "GM"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    If you like radio, this is what they do.

    Cons

    Radio industry is in total disarray

    Advice to Management

    Let the local team run the business


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