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Updated January 31, 2018
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Emmis Communications Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Smulyan
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Pros
  • Great people, supportive and flexible environment, casual dress code, great product (in 6 reviews)

  • Free concert tickets, EVERY holiday off, birthday off, fun events, laid back atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no cons i can think of (in 4 reviews)

  • Business model built on archaic advertisement principles and out dated technology (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Like Family"

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

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart, talented, and scrappy. Provides resources to the best ideas, not the loudest voice. Many years at this company thanks to their policy of giving current employees the opportunity to grow and succeed in advanced roles. Great familial culture.

    Cons

    Working in radio has its quirks and challenges, and Emmis (like most media companies) is trying to find their place in a modern, mobile world. Some instability to be expected.


  2. "Great company - challenging market"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time

    Pros

    Emmis is a company that wants to win, that's used to winning. The team is struggling to get back to winning again as the media and advertising world has changed quickly.

    Cons

    challenging market / less-than-ideal product offerings make sales challenging for the radio, event and digital sides of the business.

    Advice to Management

    keep pushing to make your people the best they can be / and your radio stations the strongest brands they can be

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking, willing to take risks, challenges employees in the best way as to inspire career growth.

    Cons

    No cons to think of. A rarity in this world we live in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "A Good Place To Tread Water"

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    Current Employee - Production Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Production Staff in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A casual corporate atmosphere with lots of peripheral perks.

    Cons

    The company looks to cut costs everywhere except at the top, gutting (or outright dismantling) its most valuable brands to keep treading water. They will tell you how much they value you, but don't expect that to become actual compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell your employees that they're valuable. Show them their value monetarily or not at all. And if you want a skilled, passionate workforce, you'll need to pay what the market demands.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with!

    Cons

    industry is becoming less relevant

    Advice to Management

    Young talent!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work while young"

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    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun events, great coworkers, tons of perks

    Cons

    weird hours, inconsistant work schedule

    Advice to Management

    I wish there were less office politics


  7. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Productions in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Productions in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job like any other job. Its a Pro to be employed.

    Cons

    There is no cons i can think of.

  8. "Promotions"

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

    I have been working at Emmis Communications part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pleasant and fun workplace,

    Cons

    hours can be up and down


  9. "Great People, Great Company"

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

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Bosses were generally empathetic, receptive, and encouraging
    Fun and relaxed environment

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great
    Not enough resources


  10. "Good times at Emmis"

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    Current Employee - Promo Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Promo Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Emmis Communications part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work culture and the perks are nice

    Cons

    Not the best pay ever.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work (and consider giving more raises)


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