Nexstar Media Group Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Jul 14, 2020

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Nexstar Media Group Chairman, President, and CEO Perry A. Sook
Perry A. Sook
164 Ratings
Pros
  • "Takes hard work and dedication but everyone there is great and is like a news family(in 28 reviews)

  • "Good benefits & remote work opportunities(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, workers are stretched thin(in 28 reviews)

  • "lack of communication from upper management(in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Camera man"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nexstar Media Group

    Pros

    Great work environment if you love news

    Cons

    Low pay, unpredictable hours, high-stress position at times

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very low pay"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Producer in Odessa, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nexstar Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of locations to transfer to

    Cons

    Low pay Overworked Poor communication from upper management

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Digital Marketing"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Digital Media Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexstar Media Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Low pay, responsible for a lot of different things and selling advertising for digital and TV on top of that. Had multiple deadlines and not enough clients willing to pay high prices due to minimum spend on products.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great work experience, but horrible work place."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - News Producer in Johnson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn a lot on the job from people who have been there for a long time.

    Cons

    Low pay, workers are stretched thin. Hours and stress don’t equal what you get paid. Hostile work environment. No room for overtime. Basically stuck in your contract unless you want to do a buy out.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people, rotten pay"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Media Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    collaborative environment, they'll hire without a lot of experience, you really learn on the job

    Cons

    very low pay, more work expected than can be done on a work day, no or very limited overtime for hourly employees, deadwood employees are allowed to just stay around, low morale ignored by management

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Stressful but good experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Reporter/Producer in Charleston, WV
    Recommends

    I worked at Nexstar Media Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Any tv station you work at for Nexstart will give you good experience for your resume and whatever job comes next. You will know how to work quickly, work under pressure, and handle tough situations. If you can survive in a news room you can survive anywhere

    Cons

    Very stressful Very very fast-paced Lots of things going on at once Just do your work and don’t get involved in any of the side dramas and such that could take place in the office Low pay for amount of work

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  7. "feel used"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Media Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Laid back, a lot to learn. Most all are self-taught. Learn as you go. Good insurance

    Cons

    As you learn as you go there's no training, you get yelled at like an idiot if you make mistakes. Very low pay and getting a raise is imposable. I'm production assistant/ janitor and I'm paid WAY below what I should get. But insurance is good.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "3+ years in as a Production Director/Newscast Director"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Newscast Director/Production Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nexstar Media Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - 170 something stations to choose from - Easy to stay employed if you are good and work hard - Good place to start your career out and network with others. If you want to get paid better, look elsewhere - Generally work with good people who are on your level - 2 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid sick leave - Gave a bonus for the tax changes (was about half of competitors though)

    Cons

    - Poor management from the multiple stations I have been at, and corporate doesn't seem to care - Low pay, lower than competitors who keeps stealing our hard working employees - Corporate comes in and seems to care more about how many hours we are on air more than how good our newscasts look during those hours - Good luck moving up the ladder unless you want to change stations or stick around a while - If you cannot handle broadcast hours then don't bother working here - Raises are an absolute joke. I got $0.25/hr (+$40 a month) raise when working full time - Sick pay, vacation, and personal days do not roll over to the next year so you have to use it or lose it by the end of each year - Still has blackout days for ratings months even though most markets are digital and it doesn't matter anymore

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Expect Perks Unless You're A VP"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nexstar Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of stations across the country, can move between them easily. High emphasis on research Good health insurance

    Cons

    VERY low pay No guaranteed raises Limited career advancement opportunities outside of sales Heavy corporate involvement, with multiple sales initiatives per month Forced "volunteer" day in June for Nexstar Founders Day Rapid turnaround of staff No local master control No bonuses unless you are sales management or a general manager

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stereotypical Corporation"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nexstar Media Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Laid back culture at local stations. Relaxed dress code in not in sales, on-air. Good place to get foot in door

    Cons

    Low pay, raises below inflation. Micro-managing from corporate. Added assignments given to those with work ethic, with no compensation. Problem employees ignored.

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