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LIN Media Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Creative Services Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends

    I worked at LIN Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well managed, focused, determined, supportive.

    Cons

    There were few cons. Great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Digital Media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LIN Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, energizing, news environment. Young, motivated staff.

    Cons

    Poorly managed department and inadequate role definition resulting in role confusion, territorialism and competitiveness among digital media team. Cranking out enormous body of work quickly was more important than the quality of work product. Very low salary for the high level of expected qualifications and skills. No clear path for advancement, no flexibility, very limited autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    A high level of technical skill is not nearly as important as mature, proven people skills for those placed in management positions.

  3. "Bullying is present in the office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    health insurance is great. breakfast on Tuesdays, downtown location, free parking. You do get some vacation days, sick days and personal days. There are third Thursday parties, quarterly parities and holiday parties.

    Cons

    work in an assembly line atmosphere, almost no training, bullying by management, unclear expectations, no room for growth, the company is going through yet another merger. HR is very slow to respond to questions, concerns. Management doesn't allow teammates to grow.

    Advice to Management

    stop the bullying, increase training, create a formal training program for new hires, listen to employees ideas, don't tell employees they can't take on extra roles or new projects that are outside of their job description simply because they are not in their job description


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Digital Sales"

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    Former Employee - Digital Sales Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LIN Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good digital suite of products. They treat their managers very well financially and with benefits.

    Cons

    So much transition has really hurt customer experience. They are too big to effectively communicate change and train properly. It's just one restructure after another.

    Advice to Management

    Must be self starter and eager to learn on your own.


  5. "Feeling "Meh" about LIN"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LIN Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The comp plan for sellers - there is no other place like it. Uncapped, and 5% commission paid out every single month. Co-workers. I stayed at LIN longer than I should have because of how close I was with my co-workers. Great group of people.

    Cons

    The CRO is crazy - lies over the most ridiculous things. No structure and accountability surrounding accounts. The salary range is VERY diverse. Some sellers are paid a base of $90k while others are paid $130k, both having the same credentials and work experience. Huge employee turnover. The most I've ever seen at any organization. Also the keep acquiring new companies and have every sales rep sell all the products...a lot of confusion and stepping on toes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying - stop favoritism - investigate the CRO. He lies lies lies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Low wages, great co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Digital Content Producer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Content Producer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were wonderful, a great group to work with. High energy workplace with something always happening.

    Cons

    The wages were very low for the Austin area, unless you were one of the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the talent from within and match the wages to their abilities.


  7. "Great multimedia company to sell for."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent digital resources, management was very transparent and up front with sales team, good comp structure and bonuses

    Cons

    I didn't feel like there was a lot of upward mobility within the company, didn't feel like there was a progression plan for my career with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees see their career path long term with the company to increase retention of top performers.

  8. "Forward thinking..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LIN Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking executive staff that is on a mission to succeed in all things media.

    Cons

    Structured company that doesn't always move as fast as the times.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Providence, RI
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LIN Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good compensation, people, products and growing

    Cons

    growing pains, internal competition from other platforms


  10. "Great Company,"

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    Current Employee - Director in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LIN Media (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, Management, Culture, and Mission.

    Cons

    There isn't a con i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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