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Updated Jul 3, 2022

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2.9
38%
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47%
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Nexstar Media Group Chairman, President, and CEO Perry A. Sook
Perry A. Sook
301 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good benefits and working relationships between stations(in 44 reviews)
  • "Too many to list here... the people are great the job stretches you very thin(in 38 reviews)
  • "great coworkers and I get to meet new people(in 21 reviews)
  • "Fun experience and great insurance(in 11 reviews)
  • "health insurance is good and cheap.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work and grow

    Apr 28, 2022 - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work life balance. Encouraging managers. Amazing colleagues. Lots to learn.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little higher.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Some Good and Some Bad

    Jul 3, 2022 - Creative Services Director 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with at your level Chance to gain experience

    Cons

    Management tends to micromanage Some archaic decisions are made Don’t value employees with experience Low pay Not a lot of space for advancement

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Massive broadcast company finding its digital feet

    May 1, 2022 - Digital Executive Producer in San Angelo, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you're hoping to get a start in digital journalism or digital content creation, you could do much worse than Nexstar as your first step. While the company, like so many companies right now, is having some trouble filling positions, the training and support they have in place will help any newcomer build experience. I've been working as a member of the digital news team for three years and the first two of those years it seemed like Nexstar had no real plan to address digital content. All of that has changed over the last year. The company has reorganized its digital content department and put forth a lot of effort to ensure digital newsrooms are trained and have the tools they need to grow their local digital presence. This has helped to improve morale on the digital side and helps quite a bit. Benefits at Nexstar are very good. Employee contributions to the health insurance plan are incredibly inexpensive for the level of coverage offered. This helps make up for lower salaries.

    Cons

    Like a lot of broadcast news companies, the pay is not terribly high. In addition, if you work in a smaller market you're most likely going to be dealing with an understaffed newsroom. Staffing shortages across the country mean that new graduates are able to bypass small markets for better offers in larger cities.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Poor work life balance and so dramatic

    Jun 21, 2022 - Chief Meteorologist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some nexstar stations have management that truly do care. Some stations will give comp time.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible for how much you work. Some positions are hourly, but they will yell at you for getting overtime when they required it in the first place. If your salary be prepared to work 24 to 36 hour shifts and get called in on your only days off. The station I worked at would give comp time, but make you feel bad for using it. Be ready to work with inexperienced children straight out of school and have the workload of 2 to 3 people because they can't hire anyone to fill positions with how poor the salary is. If you have a family, he ready to rarely see them.

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Could be better. Could be worse.

    Jun 26, 2022 - Production Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you're working in the production department, at least at my station, you experience a very laid back environment outside of shows. You also get a good bit of downtime to yourself outside of broadcasts. You receive solid vacation and sick days. The health insurance is also fairly decent.

    Cons

    During live broadcasts, you're going to be put under intense stress. Perfection will eventually be expected. You work mid afternoon until evening, so you don't really have time to yourself except on your days off. The corporation treats departments as expendable. The moment they have the money to eliminate positions with things like automated cameras or master control operators, they will.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good but old-fashioned company

    Jun 1, 2022 - Digital Media Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    At this point in time, they have almost 200 stations nationwide. They are big on promoting within the company and to other stations within the company. You can work in a small market but move your way up to a big market with more money.

    Cons

    Old fashion in their way of thinking. Many companies of this scale are making progress in giving additional benefit such as more time off and more focus on mental health, flexible work hours, but Nexstar doesn't seem to be making progress. They are still stuck in their Monday - Friday 8 to 5.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Stay for experience, leave as soon as you can

    Jun 13, 2022 - News Photographer/Editor in Memphis, TN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Incredible experience and gear provided

    Cons

    Horrible pay for experience required. Management is not connected to employees. Multiple decisions made at higher level that negatively effect only bottom of totem pole. No raises or bonuses. Whatever you make on your first day is what you will make 20 years from now. Feeling of being fired or written up for doing anything wrong. Strict way of doing things, no ability to voice ideas or better methods. All in all, feeling of a failing news station. Different cuts to the budget are made weekly, prepare to have to quickly adapt to sudden, unnecessary changes.

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Salt Lake City Traffic Department is a Sad Place

    Jun 23, 2022 - Traffic Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They provided a snack table because they refused to pay us more

    Cons

    Managers have been best friends for years, nepotism is rampant People gossip, outright bully, and harass others but there are no consequences. HR is useless Managers are burnt out The entry level employees work WAY too hard for NO PAY, if you ask to scale back your workload they will scale back your pay Doing a great job? Not even a thank you. Make one mistake? Your job security is threatened Bare bones training system Absolutely no way to move up Guilted into never using your PTO No promotion of work-life balance

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great benefits - stressful environment

    Jun 28, 2022 - Senior Account Executive in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Industry leader and continually growing.

    Cons

    High stress. Not a lot of room for growth

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good job

    Jun 21, 2022 - Copy Editor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Desk Job that is laid back and you are free to do the job without being micro-managed.

    Cons

    Office is really quiet. Not a lot of interaction with co-workers.

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Nexstar Media Group Reviews FAQs

Nexstar Media Group has an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on over 716 reviews left anonymously by employees. 38% of employees would recommend working at Nexstar Media Group to a friend and 40% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Nexstar Media Group employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Nexstar Media Group. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

38% of Nexstar Media Group employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Nexstar Media Group 2.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Nexstar Media Group to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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