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Raycom Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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  • "Upper management is usually bound by NDAs and that can make work difficult" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Low pay, benefits are expensive" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, room for growth

    Cons

    None; I enjoyed my time at the company


  2. "The best place to start"

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    Former Employee - Digital Content Producer in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Digital Content Producer in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Employees, Ability to learn new skills, Great communication with managers, Flexibility around personal schedules

    Cons

    Very small newsroom with a low budget. Ment lots of work for employees and little compensation, Lots of turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees living wages and younger employees will stick around longer.

  3. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Reporter in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Raycom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and provided necessary experience opportunities to succeed

    Cons

    Expect the most with providing little resources


  4. "Good place to get experience...that's about it"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Producer in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Raycom has really great people and it's nice to get experience (especially if you're just starting out).

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and management doesn't care. They want as little people as possible to do as MUCH work as possible without hiring replacements. Also, rats...

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees (all of them) and they will take care of you.


  5. "Great Products to Sell"

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    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great product suite that you are able to sell
    - Ad Operations is helpful when you have questions about certain products or deployment

    Cons

    - Lack of corporate leadership
    - Need more continued training


  6. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Digital Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Digital Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Raycom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Lunch MWF
    -Unlimited snacks and drinks
    -work hard play hard environment

    Cons

    -Tedious
    -Sometimes tough tomcontaxt your reps

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Raycom"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK Culture, nice people, better then Sinclair

    Cons

    Scared to death of the future

    Advice to Management

    Focus

  8. "News Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Raycom part-time

    Pros

    Laid back management
    Flexible Schedule
    Fun to make good shows

    Cons

    Huge bias in the newsroom
    Not great pay


  9. "Credit Manager"

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    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Credit Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Raycom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good.

    Cons

    Financial pressures facing the local broadcast television industry.


  10. "Par for the course in local news"

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Raycom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're looking to learn or move up, there are generally plenty of openings to be filled. High turnover means lots of opportunities to build your resume and learn new skills.

    Cons

    The local TV news industry is dieing, and Raycom is milking all the cash they can out of their stations. That means tons of turnover, outdated or cheap equipment, and little room for raises.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you still can.