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Nexstar Broadcasting Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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Nexstar Broadcasting Chairman, President, and CEO Perry A. Sook
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  • Low pay, stressful hours, communication misunderstandings (in 14 reviews)

  • No room for advancement, no training, hostile and unprofessional work environment, no support from management unless you kiss butt, (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Abilene, TX :Small TV Market - Small Paycheck"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Producer in Abilene, TX

    I worked at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a handful of dedicated Veterans at the Abilene KTAB/KRBC station. If you're starting your MMJ, Producer, or Photographer career there is real world wisdom more valuable than your college degree here.

    Medical Insurance coverage is above average.

    Cons

    This market covers the "Big Country", but for Nexstars' small wages. Nexstar does not give their hands-on employees (actual television production side) the support it needs. The equipment is subpar, and if you're MMJ don't expect a photographer to assist you unless its' a live shot. Once your contract is up you will be moving on, hopefully to a bigger market and a better company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your MMJs and Photographers, and literally pay them better to at least afford a decent apartment (in Abilene, that's not asking for much.) They are the heart of your business and have little to no support from corporate.


  2. "Anchor/Reporter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom, low key environment, schedule flexibility, little pressure from management/management does not micromanage,

    Cons

    Little guidance for new journalists, little support for experienced journalists, few resources, little accountability, very content with staying in last place, low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved, train, demand better from staff


  3. "No Growth"

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the Engineering Department...Department Head and Supervisor are awesome..Making it's very hard for one to want to leave. There are genuinely nice, helpful and concern about you as a person. Going out of the way to make Master Control hub and fun and enjoyable place despite what our paycheck shows.

    Cons

    There is no growth ...Master Control
    Is only noticed when things goes wrong..Not by all the issue we prevent or stop from going wrong on a daily basis.Company/other employees lack the understanding of everything Master Control does running five station and five .2 stations. Compensation does not add up to the many rolls and hats that Master Control
    were .. From troubleshooting Engineering issues to babysitting all the mistakes the traffic/sales department makes on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to truly understand what goes on in Master Control. Don't just assume you no..because you have no idea.Understand that Master Control is one on thee most vital part of the company . When Master Control becomes a revolving door and your on-air accuracy is effective then you'll realize all the stuff the veteran in Master Control does.


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  5. "Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Photographer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, nice co workers

    Cons

    Lack of communication across the board

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key


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    "Unprofessional Good ole' Boy Office Management"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Angelo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The health benefits are decent and most of the working staff is really nice and understand the poor conditions that they are in.
    The Digital Media Manager is an amazing guy and knows what's going on, but has little say.

    Cons

    1. The whole building is a dump, redid the roof and the sales office was soaked when it rained. The bathrooms are extremely gross.
    2. Sales side is run by agencies and the ethics of it are low class. If AEs get an account and an agency takes it over, the AE will lose the account to whoever owns the agency and it doesn't matter if you have worked there for 4 years or 10 years.
    3. Management seems to think that their are new businesses popping up every day and that there are hundreds of thousands of dollars still out there to be earned in the San Angelo market.
    4. There is no way to make a decent living with the amount of AEs and lack of potential new clients. 1/4th of the staff have part-time jobs on the side.
    5. Management is out of touch with the current market and don't understand the sales process anymore, because they have been out of it for too long.
    6. Management is afraid to reprimand the same employee for missing work or meetings for fear that their mother will pull the agencies advertising if they do.
    7. The Account Executive position is an over-promise and under-deliver situation that interested candidates should be well aware of.
    8. The degrading of women from the office management is disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't anything that they can do, there needs to be a huge shake up.


  7. "Executive Producer"

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    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great productions produced for viewers

    Cons

    Minimal staff to work with for daily production


  8. "Run Your Own Business As An Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the largest media companies in the world. Tons off opportunities across the country. As an Account Executive you are almost your own boss. As long as you get the job done you have a lot of freedom.

    Cons

    Not a salary position. You make what you earn. If you are not a go getter then this job is not for you.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awful company"

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    Former Employee - News Producer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - News Producer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people in my newsroom were great at the time, but they all left the company within 2 years.

    Cons

    Nexstar is known as one of the worst companies to work for in TV news. The pay is terrible, they are too cheap to even invest in wire services, and the staff is constantly rotating. When they buy a station, the layoffs begin almost immediately.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and invest in your stations.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They had pretty good benefits. Insurance copays are low and they had a matching 401K. Those are the only pros in my opinion!

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management. The controller for the accounting department severely lacks communication skills. He also values you based on how many hours your work and not by your actual contributions. He would schedule exactly when we had to work overtime wether the workflow for you roll needed overtime during those times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acquiring stations and start providing your employees with the proper resources to succeed!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "videographer"

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    Current Employee - Videographer/Editor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Videographer/Editor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Broadcasting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    because the station has a long distinguished reputation, good people

    Cons

    benefits are going downhill since Nexstar bought the station.


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