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Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated December 3, 2017
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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. "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!


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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)


  5. "A model for how other media companies - and non-media companies - should operate."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, culture-rich, fast moving and FUN. Emmis is lead by some of the best people in the biz, at all levels. They try harder, work smarter, and produce great results because they won't settle for an "okay" product.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any. Maybe "slow to promote" but that's because no one wants to leave - not their fault!

    Emmis Communications Response

    Aug 21, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback - and for your service!


  6. "Overall good but growth potential can be limited"

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

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Perks like tickets, parties and food are great plus access to artists and exclusives is also a plus. Health care is also really good.

    Cons

    Unless you're in certain departments, growth potential is staggered. Radio in general is on a decline so digital and sales is where you need to be.

    Advice to Management

    We believe in you just keep us current with the cost of living and upward movement.


  7. "AWESOME place to work, but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great people, supportive and flexible environment, casual dress code, great product.

    Cons

    Money! We haven't gotten a raise in seven years.

  8. "Super!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time

    Pros

    Very support sale manger team

    Cons

    under staffed in several departments


  9. "It's a pleasure to come to work every day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative freedom
    Trust in the leadership and a sense that they are transparent and honest with employees
    Good communication, easy to have questions answered
    Laid-back atmosphere
    Lovely office and relaxed work environment
    Broad vision - with reminders like "never get smug" - is posted on the walls, and many people seem to really internalize these ethics
    Great parking and building amenities

    Cons

    Perks are slowly going away
    This industry is struggling
    Salaries have been stagnant

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to give raises


  10. "Account Executive"

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

    Pros

    One of the best jobs I've had in my career. I was an Account Executive working in the advertising sales dept, specifically for Hot 97. Great experience and great friendships established with some of the best people you'll find in the industry. Not uncommon to see celebrities walking through your office at a moment's notice and the perks were great.

    Cons

    Highly competitive work environment and you are constantly under pressure to meet your monthly budget. Comes with the job but if you are not prepared for this type of grind, then this industry or company might not be for you. At the end of the day, all that matters to the bean counters is the bottom line.


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