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Midwest Communications Reviews

Updated January 3, 2017
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  1. "Solid Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Treated well
    - Close-knit staff
    - Great location (traffic)
    - Laid back atmosphere
    - Mostly independent job tasks
    - Outdoors a lot

    Cons

    - Work most weekends
    - Long/Odd hours
    - Communication breakdowns
    - Outdoors a lot

    Advice to Management

    - Take advice from people in the field more seriously


  2. "Great Culture, Know How to Treat Employees Right"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone works collaboratively, a very teamwork driven culture. Often had group activities to raise company morale. Everything was handled locally, no top-down politics.

    Cons

    Only con would be that they don't have Black Friday as a company holiday and the company does not match anything you contribute to your 401k.


  3. "good benefits and family oriented"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Midwest Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Family oriented. I've seen flexibility and help for working parents. There is a lot of autonomy in positions.

    Cons

    Structure and accountability not consistent


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  5. "Should have listened to my gut and not accepted position when offered."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Clerk in Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Clerk in Wausau, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midwest Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very few pros about this employer.
    Good coworkers.
    Manager was nice, but didn't work at my location so there was very little interaction.

    Cons

    Little to no flexibility.
    Little inter-department interaction.
    Very little training.
    Poor follow-up/follow-through.
    LOT of turnover.
    Manager was nice, but didn't work at my location so when she-said/she-said situations came up, felt as if views of employee with longer company tenure was believed over nine.

    Advice to Management

    If 2+ people leave a specific location because of one employee, maybe that employee should be reevaluated, not the position.
    "As HR, we're the example" ... then provide realistic examples to follow.


  6. "Avoid If You Can"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programming in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Programming in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Radio Industry Job, Some Fun Events

    Cons

    Extremely Low Pay, No Raises, Hours Cut, Very high turnover, few holidays, low vacation / sick time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with same respect. Modernize compensation, holidays, and PTO.


  7. "Low pay but nice office space"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Fun Sales Management Team
    -Beautiful Office Space
    -Comfortable Studio Space
    -Well-established network of stations

    Cons

    -Uptight overall management
    -Low pay
    -Poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees to perform and hold more team building events. Get rid of the "bathroom key".


  8. "Marketing Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Coldwater, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Coldwater, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Midwest Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Medical dental 401k accidental retirement

    Cons

    Mileage compensation Pay management pay

    Advice to Management

    Reward the ones who stay not the ones you hire. Recognize accomplishments


  9. "Baby Clear Channel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Air-Talent in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Air-Talent in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of one right now

    Cons

    They try to come off as an "aww shucks we are just regular folk." Then they come into your town and start firing good hard working ppl. Wolf in sheep's clothing.

    They take away holidays and have unusual corporate policies.

    Advice to Management

    You are not as clever as you think. Stop destroying ppl's lives.


  10. "On-Air Part time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Hard to advance and get promotions

    Advice to Management

    Give more promotions


  11. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Midwest Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are good at sales, this would be a good fit for you.

    Cons

    I hated that tried to sell the job to me that it was more then sales. That we were "marketing consultants" we were sales. We cold called, pushed through doors of businesses trying to sell stations. I was not a fan of management or their "training" which was sitting in a room watching videos and listening to CDs about how to sell. The benefits were horrible and the decreasing pay scale, and forceful management was to much to bare.



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