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Cumulus Media Reviews

Updated August 8, 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. "Remote Tech"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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!

  3. "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    geographically diverse, good corporate culture

    Cons

    Can be overtaxed and good salary is possible but hard to get


  4. "Review for Cumulus Media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative freedom, laid-back work environment

    Cons

    There was a lack of communication and a general disorganized atmosphere


  5. "Great People with Improving Infrastructure"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are pretty great. Working with radio is ok, just added digital to the selling mix to stay competitive. Culture is changing with new CEO Mary Burner who ROCKS. More PTO added within the past year and great new values and mantras to work and live by.

    Cons

    Pay does not compare to industry standards, but as an account executive you can grow your salary pretty easily depending on your specific market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive energy, don't micromanage.


  6. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Great Sales Managers, great co-workers

    Cons

    Leadership from the top was not good and there were some discouraging policies coming down from corporate.


  7. "Marketing, Advertising and Promotions Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have decent 5 stations

    Cons

    Horrible management, turnover and benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get training on a regular basis

  8. "Company in Turn Around - The People are it's Best Asset."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get into radio, learn from some of the best. The people who still work here, genuinely love radio.

    Cons

    Few full-time positions; mostly all part-time or contract. No reviews given, and little opportunity to grow within the company. Little if any talent is being groomed for furthering career paths.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize the company by returning to good radio programming, and the ratings and advertising sales will follow.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

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

    I worked at Cumulus Media full-time

    Pros

    Only perks are attending the events.

    Cons

    Zero to no guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employee raises.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cumulus Media part-time

    Pros

    Company was very nice to employees, they treated everyone with respect

    Cons

    Hard to move up
    Cold calling clients
    Radio is dying

    Advice to Management

    Hire more djs,
    Learn how to use social media
    More give aways for listeners


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