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Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with and more support from corporate (in 28 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 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, low pay, horrible communication (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Announcer board operator"

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    Current Employee - Radio Announcer in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Radio Announcer in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cumulus Media part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for they let you develop your creativity.

    Cons

    None I enjoyworking here the environment is laid-
    Back and the staff was top-notch I’m just looking to add additional hours I do it Saturday morning six hour show ,looking for more part-time work


  2. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Producer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Boss and co workers. reactive and helpful corporate staff when things need to be addressed. plus the C levels are proactive at addressing company problems. ra

    Cons

    huge debt. lots of work left to be done to right the ship. doesnt pay extremely well at certain levels. not much room for growth sometimes

    Advice to Management

    seems to be on the right path at this point. huge improvement over the past

  3. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for in any size market

    Cons

    Smaller markets have much less sales upside.


  4. "Depressing Work Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Free concert tickets. Varied work, I got to handle graphic design, website management, and copywriting- although this could be due to a lack of budget and the need for entry-level employees to have a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Employees are almost all older (40-50s+) and burned out from a dying industry. Pretty depressing environment for an optimistic recent grad. Everyone in the office constantly talked about another radio station that got shut down, and how we we wouldn't have a job next week. Also, the stations all play the same 10 songs or so and it gets old fast.


  5. "Part time board op"

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    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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Middle manager and on air key daypart"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cumulus Media (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's radio. The pros are the usual. Great people and definitely interesting. It's not digging ditches.

    Cons

    The rule here is essentially the same in most radio today. Management won't tell you that they work to abide by "25/25". That is, keep them under 25, making under 25. This is where I learned the term.
    I've seen payroll and I'll tell you right now that with rare exception the men to women ratio suffers a huge female gap in both hiring and payroll. They'll bring you in on salary and start piling on the hours. The company is historically unstable and the job itself has seen many transfers in ownership. Long established air personalities with huge market footholds are pushed out: they simply cost too much.

    Advice to Management

    None. Their bankruptcy speaks for itself.

  8. "Worker...."

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    Former Employee - Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Worker in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a radio station and the illusion of being around simi famous people. Get to attend concerts and events and enjoy music.

    Cons

    Horrible people to work with. From top to bottom. Bad vibes, extremely high turnover, partial co-workers. The culture doesn't fit Atlanta. Never been around a group of people this awful, I mean terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Need more people with diverse mindsets who have naturally attractive personalities. Just a ton of fakes.


  9. "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


  10. "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Traffic Manager
    Former Employee - Traffic Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tickets to events, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay, high deductible health insurance,


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