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"Dysfunctional"

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Current Employee - News Writer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - News Writer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Westwood One full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Very Few and only due to union protection. With it selling out to Clear Channel at a fire sale price, you know who got the boot first.

Cons

Sold out to Clear Channel.

Advice to Management

Don't treat your employees like furniture.

Other Employee Reviews for Westwood One

  1. "Great resume reference, but not a great job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Affiliate Sales in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Affiliate Sales in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to work with CNN,CBS, NBC and some great programming. Also great connections with radio across the country.

    Cons

    Poor management and no bonus plan for sales

    Advice to Management

    Create sales commission and some sort of promotional scale.


  2. "Working in a Machine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Good mix of co-workers
    One of the leaders in the industry
    Personally had a great relationship with management, but wasn't always the case with all workers

    Cons

    Management treats sales people better than support staff
    With new management, they brought all of their people in from a previously failed business
    Still paying former employees salaries while the workers are getting pay cuts and furloughs
    Little room for advancement, and none if you do not constantly ask for it with a reason to why you should move up and to what position
    Very few people have gotten any sort of raise or increase in compensation over the past 2+ years

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you care about them. It's more than just matching 401K or letting people take loans from it. Everyone took a big hit with the economy, but the scale wasn't completely fair in terms of paycuts. Show the office that you took a bigger hit than they did because bottom line ends with management. It's not the sales assistants fault the company made bad decisions, so why punish them more than yourself? The 5-10% of their salary is a much bigger deal then the 10-15% of yours. Create initiatives and incentives for people to actually make more for doing a good job. People are leaving for more money elsewhere and to work for better companies. Make everyone feel wanted and needed rather than just a cog in the machine.

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