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Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with and more support from corporate (in 27 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 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay, lack of hours, unable to grow in role, upper management unable to communicate & unorganized at times (in 17 reviews)

  • Also low pay and tough to break into a permanent role from part time (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Part time board op"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cumulus Media part-time

    Pros

    Got to see awesome shows, and experience many cool things.

    Cons

    pay. and lack of promotions

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees on when or if you'll hire them full time.


  2. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom. You can essentially make your own schedule, within reason. People have heard of your product and might have an emotional attachment to it already.

    Cons

    You are basically a 1099 contractor. You are going to be 100% commission. You provide your own computer, cell phone and use your own car/gas. There aren’t any sort of territories so you and all of the other sales reps are going to be calling all the same business and going to haggle over who is calling who.

    People are shifting their advertising dollars to other avenues like digital.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rearranging those deck chairs.

  3. "Accounting"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Moving in right cultural direction

    Cons

    Systems are not adequate for company this size


  4. "Great perks without any hard work put in"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks, freebies, meet awesome people (both famous and non-famous), flexibility, slight travel, free food, great events, get to work alone, decent hours

    Cons

    PAY, FAVORITISM, you are often looked down on, hard work goes unrecognized, strenuous work, long days, slow times of the year meaning no hours

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites so much!! There are some hard working people that want to do a good job for you. Open your eyes and realize that. Also, do a better job on making sure your people are paid on time and correctly. There is absolutely no accountability for anything really. People who don’t work often get all the amazing perks (favoritism). The pay is extremely bad for a person who is basically the backbone of the remotes and setup. Other people is the office also look down on you. Great place to work but the management and office staff are horrible.


  5. "promotions director"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Director in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Promotions Director in Macon, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    worked with both the sales team and production team.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are treated like the help


  6. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and really supportive people.

    Cons

    I don't really see any. The offices aren't modern but that doesn't take away from the positive environment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Promotions Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management very friendly and all staff media very positive

    Cons

    No benefits and pay is way too low to run an event and drive for the minimum wage

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible company"

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

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    They have locations everywhere. Great for relocating

    Cons

    They are unorganized, unprofessional and do not value their employees and treat people very unfairly

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Remote Tech"

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    Current Employee - Remote Tech in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Remote Tech in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - fun environment
    - laid back atmosphere
    - great people to work with
    - events that are paid by a tech fee are higher wages for techs (i.e. if an event tech fee is $60, a tech gets paid $60 for the whole event instead of $8/hr)

    Cons

    Careers in the radio industry are slow to advance into
    Pay does not include raises
    Sometimes communication is a bit off


  10. "Good things are happening!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The senior leadership at Cumulus is very focused on setting goals, putting plans in place to reach the goals, and striving to make the goals. It is rewarding to work at a company that has a common goal. Plus my friends think it's cool that I work at a media and entertainment company.

    Cons

    We are focused on overcoming "the way things used to be," and sometimes it's hard to get people to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is so exciting to know the hard work is paying off, and we are experiencing positive momentum. It's addictive, let's keep going!


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