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Updated July 15, 2017
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Radio One President, CEO, Treasurer, and Director Alfred C. Liggins III
Alfred C. Liggins III
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Pros
  • Great work environment, teamwork, leadership (in 6 reviews)

  • Great company to work for, a real team of professionals (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay and no career advancement (in 7 reviews)

  • must strong ability to manage and facilitate events with little to no guidance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Start For New Hires"

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    Current Employee - Board Operator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Board Operator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radio One part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, teamwork, leadership

    Cons

    low pay rates, small budgets, minimum hours, limited benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring PDs that aren't afraid to let through new talent shine to their full potential. Also provide training and encouragement.


  2. "Working at Radio One"

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

    I worked at Radio One full-time

    Pros

    The work was interesting and employees are often given a lot of responsibility and autonomy.

    Cons

    Low employee morale and disappointing benefits and bonuses.

  3. "Promotions Department-- avoid at all costs!"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radio One part-time

    Pros

    Working with new people! Meeting celebrities every now and again!

    Cons

    Unprofessional; management blatantly showed favoritism, draining hours for low pay and no overtime, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism and stop the gossiping. That's all you all seem to do well-- gossip about each other.


  4. "On Air Personality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radio One full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Difficult to see meaningful pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to creating talent overnight.


  5. "Marketing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Radio One full-time

    Pros

    company culture and values are great

    Cons

    pay structure are is horrible and needs to be antiquated to this generation


  6. "No more than a Year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radio One full-time

    Pros

    Good to get your feet wet but you should move on quickly to another company.

    Cons

    The CEO Alfred Liggins has no respect for his employees.


  7. "Board Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radio One part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Creative anf fast paced environment

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth with in the company

  8. "V100"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Radio One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Doing what I love to do isn't work. And working with others that are happy doing what they love to do makes a good work atmosphere,

    Cons

    Radio One closed the LA office.


  9. "Senior Integrated Media Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Radio One full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Great People, can easily communicate with anyone!

    Cons

    Sometimes environment is too relaxed and things slip through the cracks.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hold all departments accountable for continued success.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "NOPE DON'T DO IT"

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

    I worked at Radio One full-time

    Pros

    Monthly catered lunches with all the staff.

    Good company for entry level, recent grads to gain experience.

    Ability to work with talented and hard working people.

    Cons

    Pay rate, especially for part-timers who make of majority of the company, is extremely low. McDonald's offers more compensation that Radio One.

    Cost of living raises have not been approved in years, however the president received a 1.25 million bonus recently.

    Inadequate and outdated resources and technology.

    Outdated studio equipment and computers.

    General Managers with no financial acumen/ business knowledge.

    Stations not making revenue which causes them to become desperate and give away the product.

    Biased HR who have no problem over looking issues until it becomes a lawsuit.

    Advice to Management

    Your markets have high turnover because of the lack of compensation, no room for growth, poor executive level management, bad HR and everything is last minute. You will continue to have issues especially with Millennials in the workforce who tend to have the entrepreneurial mindset.

    Stop losing your good employees to the competition and other companies. Radio One is becoming a training ground. Once employees are trained, the competition makes an offer and takes them away simply by treating them with respect and better compensation.

     Pay people their worth. You get what you pay for.


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