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Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated May 8, 2018
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Pros
  • The company as a whole is filled with great people who are excited about what they do (in 29 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)

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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful CEO who has implemented and carried out many great changes throughout the entire company since joining a few years ago. It's a fun and fast paced environment that changes day to day. The earnings are based on what you put in to your daily activities and you'll see your efforts reflect in your paycheck. There is so much opportunity to obtain and close new business with the variety of products and solutions including on-air and digital. Cumulus has introduced some create resource tools and systems to help easily create proposals and conduct market research on certain industries.

    Cons

    This is commission base only and you are responsible for your cell phone, car and other business expenses.


  2. "Fair Start?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Paid Time Off. Decent Experience. Mostly Fun Environment.

    Cons

    Lack of compensation for work.

  3. "Good company for individuals new to the workforce"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at Cumulus for 8 months. My favorite part about this job is that each day is different. I never have the same day twice, and the workload fluctuates. Multiple projects at once keeps you busy and occupied.

    Cons

    There isn't any room for upward movement. I often feel stuck and feel that the company isn't willing to invest in their employees. My next career move will not be made within this company, as they do not offer a future or a ladder to climb.


  4. "Horrible Manager, the rest were nice people"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media part-time

    Pros

    Loved the challenge and the other people working there. Was hoping to become a full time employee

    Cons

    Horrible temporary manager that held me and the department back. All in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a radio host. Horrible human being that the General Manager stood behind and backed up. Decided to take a full time position and split it amongst four people. Never again.

    Advice to Management

    Great team of people, always weed out those that hold you back.


  5. "Radio is a volatile industry"

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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

    Pros

    The radio industry has provided some great opportunities for my career as a graphic designer. I've had the privilege to work on a variety of projects in a fast-paced, exciting industry.

    Cons

    Radio continues to be behind the design/technology curve in many instances, opting to cut corners to save time & money. This shines a light on shortcomings regarding radio station websites, apps, and other platforms in which competing entities are thriving while stealing away engagement from our target audiences.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the idea of evolving; let's be pioneers within the radio industry; let's invest in quality (thought, design, technology) so that we can gain equal footing amongst rival entities (like Spotify, Pandora, and other subscription based platforms) that currently place greater value (and more thought) on technology and design to deliver quality experiences that resonate with their users.


  6. "Promotions Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Cumulus Media part-time

    Pros

    Very fun team to work with
    get to experence very cool events and meet a lot of celebrities
    get experience in big corporations

    Cons

    salary is very low for such a big company.
    there's no guarantee hours.
    you won't grow in the company


  7. "Account Executive"

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

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    You can make good money if you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Leading out of fear has never worked for any company. It has become very micromanaged. Benefits are not very good, and you are not reimbursed for mileage, or entertainment.

  8. "Radio Broadcasting"

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    Current Employee - Radio Broadcaster in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Radio Broadcaster in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    Fun, Exciting and creative career
    Self-motivating
    Great employees relations

    Cons

    Low pay
    Inadequate Hours Available
    Must be creative on a whim

    Advice to Management

    More training for equipment


  9. "The people you work with are genuinely good people."

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    Former Employee - Board Operator in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Board Operator in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and bosses. Good culture. Truly some of the best, talented and funniest people you will ever meet or work with. Most people are very dedicated and committed to doing a stellar job. Holidays are paid.

    Cons

    Too many jobs for one person, can break a persons back.
    Cutbacks mean the employees left will have to absorb more work and you don’t ask for more money because you could be gone too...Radio is not stable. Insurance isn’t great at all with very high deductibles. At least that’s how it was when I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourselves about the things that are broken and do not work.


  10. "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Almost like a college atmosphere. Very relaxed with corporate policies.
    Leadership constantly strives to be the best and on the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to other radio clusters, which is already pretty low.
    Cut-throat. Always cover yourself with emails and paper trails.
    Big egos in major decision making roles. Alternative views are discouraged or completely ostracized.
    A lot of turnover. People are either forced out or discover they can make significantly more money ANYWHERE else. If you're there for 2 years, you will have a Sr. title.


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