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Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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  1. "OK, but has significant opportunities to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are incredibly smart, hard working and creative team players. Television has seen great growth and that can be attributed to a very talented staff. Management is sometimes ill prepared to do their jobs, but is generally well intentioned. The benefits package and focus on work-life balance is also appreciated.

    Cons

    The organization has the same challenges most other businesses do: communication barriers; inconsistency in vision and how to drive results and deliver a cohesive image/product; finding ways to remain relevant in a rapidly changing field. The largest internal challenge, however, is managing the consequences of a poorly executed merger with KUVO Jazz89. Primarily, maintaining KUVO leadership in prominent roles which has resulted in losses in revenue, increased turnover, and has significantly contributed to wasted employee hours and talent. Keeping senior leadership may have seemed like a congenial move initially, but incompetency, ineffectiveness and divisive/survivalist tactics are driving discord throughout the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Don't subject a consistently high performing organization to cancerous management: it is not your donor's responsibility to pick up the tab on ego. Reach across the table and find opportunities to grow new leadership who will reflect the culture and values you are trying to foster.


  2. "Chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -a dedicated staff with lots of energy
    -interesting work
    -new CEO

    Cons

    -company vision seems to lurch a lot, inconsistent
    -some departments are visibly overstaffed, and others extremely understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to inconsistencies in your company's direction. Don't neglect whole departments becasue they aren't "sexy".

  3. "Culture and Management Need Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    RMPBS has a great mission and coworkers are legitimately passionate about the mission.

    Cons

    Hard work is not always rewarded and there are a lot of company politics to navigate. There is an incredible and unnecessary number of meetings, which generally start late and run long. The company as a whole has a gossipy culture, driven in part by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans. They're invested in their work and have good ideas--take a minute to listen to them.


  4. "A Garbage Fire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The content is great and you can really get behind the mission.

    Cons

    In the past year at least 10 people have been laid off for no reason. Some of our hardest working staff members have been fired on the whim of senior management.

    Advice to Management

    There seems to be an idea that bringing in new people will magically double productivity. This hasn't happened with anyone so far. Nurture your current employees instead of always looking for the next best thing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The health benefits were decent; medical, visual, and dental. The paid time off policy was good when I was there.

    Cons

    A severe culture of micromanagement from the top down. It led to a lack of trust between employees and management, especially senior management. The mission and goals for the company were also constantly in flux which made it difficult to deliver a satisfactory product.

    Advice to Management

    Major projects seemed to be determined on a whim. Pick an important project, clearly outline a plan and the project's goals, and trust the middle managers and staff to deliver.


  6. "Production Intern"

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    Former Employee - Production Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very engaging and helpful employees. Producers, reporters, and on-air talent were phenomenal. Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Publicly funded, so there were constant pledge drives.


  7. "Development Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved working under the banner of PBS, an exciting product. Great vacation, work-life balance, maternity leave. Growing organization with lots of opportunity to be challenged from within. Perks included bonuses paid when revenue was achieved. Constantly attempting to improve itself.

    Cons

    Change was sometimes difficult and slow, there was considerable pushback from senior employees and, at times, management, when ideas came from lower-level employees. Hierarchy is palpable and sometimes painful.

  8. "Abysmal, unprofessional, Peter Principle management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your coworkers are idealistic and sincere

    Cons

    Management and upper management are unqualified and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know how to run their department instead of promoting yes people who are constantly treating their people as ignoramuses, a case of projection if there ever was any

    It is hard to take seriously managers who seem to believe in a Course in Miracles. I know Wayne Dyer is broadcast on our station, but a little less belief in the fairies of good fortune and a lot more realism would be good.


  9. "Great team to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent training and Intersting co-workers

    Cons

    opportunity for advancement is difficult


  10. "RMPBS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good public relationship.
    Good interaction and cooperation with in technical and operations departments

    Cons

    Top level management change created uncertainity.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a core understanding of the technical operations and limitations.