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Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Not worth working just part time (in 3 reviews)

  • No bonuses, does not reward hard work, high turnover rate (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked under one of their affiliate news stations since 2014 and can tell you that they have the most dedicated reporters that care about their community. From the corporate side, they're centralized traffic operations has been an outstanding addition to the level of accuracy and professionalism throughout each broadcast day.

    Cons

    A lot of their management has been in the business for over thirty years and can be very set in their ways.


  2. "Creative Services"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Producer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Marketing Producer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really awesome people to work with. It's a good place to get your foot in the door. Management has improved over the years. There is room for creative professionals to be creative.

    Cons

    They rely too much on consultants who don't know the market. They don't show enough appreciation for their employees. Too much corporate involvement.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out of to throw a decent Christmas party... a bonus wouldn't hurt either

  3. "Not a bad company to work for...just wish employees were more appreciated and given more opportunities for advancement."

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    Current Employee - News Producer in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - News Producer in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the people...and the excitement of breaking news. It's also nice that raycom has so many stations so we have access to a lot more news and materials. It's also cool that raycom allows its employees to transfer to other raycom stations without having to wait out contracts.

    Cons

    Contracts for most of the full time employees are a pain. To get out you either have to pay them to leave early or risk not having a job at the end of your contract. Also, lack of feedback...have worked there for more than 8 years...had ONE annual review in that time.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and don't promote people from other stations when you have talent there already that deserves the promotion. (Happens every time) they make it impossible to get promoted and stay in one place.


  4. "Inventory Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raycom full-time

    Pros

    good company and positive working environment, and retirement plan. Strong team leaders, strong connection within the community.

    Cons

    There much room for growth in the position I held.


  5. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Columbia, SC
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raycom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation for a minimal effort job. Environment can be really fun and opportunities for bonuses come often

    Cons

    Tedious job, made out to be a lot more glamorous than it is


  6. Helpful (2)

    "KAUZ-TV a waste of time for college grads."

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Wichita Falls, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. There is no payoff there. They bill themselves as a prime employer with great benefits then let you down. Working here will just not lead to a better job in this industry. Unless you're working on the major national news circuit you can expect low wages and terrible hours.

    Cons

    Being told that you need a degree to work there - for MINIMUM WAGE.
    You work with older programs and outdated equipment - only the broadcasting is in "HD".
    Being forced to sign a non-compete contract. If you won't pay me a living wage why can't I have two jobs? Undercutting competition is just wrong, but they'll claim it's "industry practice".
    Having the worst shifts imaginable. I figured nights and weekends but new hires are given no incentives as they ONLY GET the worst shifts.
    Not being allowed to actually give feedback when the company claims to encourage it. Why ask if you don't care?
    Health benefits are too expensive and made me eligible for food stamps. Health insurance just doesn't cover much at all.
    There's no way to advance there and when you figure this out it makes sense for the turnover to be as high as it is.
    They treat really good people like disposable commodities then management complains they can't keep anyone.
    If you complain about the pay they just keep saying "You have to pay your dues like everyone else." Excuse me, that's why I went to COLLEGE and worked my way through. The entire point is to graduate into a job that actually pays more than minimum wage for your skill set. This reeks of incompetent managers higher up the chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect people to grovel for minimum wage when you hire people who can't even take the time to do spell checks on names or every day words. Stop bragging about broadcasting your screw ups in "HD TV!" when you can't even pay a real wage. Invest in your people and not your managers. When I see people walk out the door to flip burgers because it pays more then the CEO should be fired for not listening.


  7. "Traffic Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Traffic Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great leadership, great team work, excellent work space, and strong ethical standards.

    Cons

    Low rate of pay and little to no growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Create ways to advance and pay more

  8. "Good for Location"

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raycom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Balanced time between life and work

    Cons

    Need more opportunities for job growth and development

    Advice to Management

    Engage with employees at all levels more


  9. "Overall Not Too Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prattville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prattville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is friendly and quiet. There are great perks if you love to golf. For the most part they genuinely care about their employees.

    Cons

    The communication is lacking. The health benefits are awful and extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ignore your employees. Stay in contact with them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "sales manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Raycom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with an eye on the future, matching 401k

    Cons

    I could have had a better onboarding experience,but that varies from station to station

    Advice to Management

    Great company - might want to vet sales management more


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