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Updated January 30, 2018
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Salem Media Group CEO and Director Edward G. Atsinger III
Edward G. Atsinger III
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Pros
  • Great people and a great positive work environment (in 29 reviews)

  • Emphasis on a healthy work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours for low pay is typical and absolute dedication is expected (in 12 reviews)

  • Pay is generally low for non-commission-based employees, especially considering the long hours necessary to meet company goals (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "New Hire Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing Consultant in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing Consultant in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Salem Media Group interview process was thorough. There was an opportunity to meet with key members of the leadership team during the process. It allowed me to articulate how Salem Media Group values and principles closely aligned with my own personal values.

    Entire staff is excited about the work they're doing. The office culture is collaborative and inclusive.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing because it's working and the employees feel valued and appreciated.

    Salem Media Group Response

    Jan 31, 2018 – HR Department

    Thank you for taking the time to review Salem. We are happy to hear that your experience has been positive thus far and that you feel valued! Our employees are our greatest asset and we strive to... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Current employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Emplo in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Current Employee - Full Time Emplo in Elk Grove Village, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely a company I'm proud to represent. I've been working at Salem for a few months, and I absolutely love it. The team (and the whole office just screams positivity. everyone is very helpful and always happy to lend a hand. Sups and Managers are awesome. They really care about everyone and GENIUNE, which is a huge plus when dealing with higher ups.

    Cons

    none that I can see so far.

    Advice to Management

    stay the same. keep up the positivity and the awesomeness!

    Salem Media Group Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – HR Department

    Thank you for taking the time to review Salem Media Group. We are happy to hear that you are proud to work here and are looking forward to having as contributing member of the team. Keep up the... More

  3. "My Most Positive Learning Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Editor in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at Salem for a few months, and I absolutely love it. The team members are the kindest, most welcoming group of people, and they're always around to help whenever I have a question. Out of any company I have worked with, Salem has hands-down the most positive company culture.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any cons to working at Salem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Salem Media Group Response

    Jan 5, 2018 – HR Department

    Thank you for taking the time to review Salem Media Group. We appreciate the kind words and are happy to hear that you are fitting in with our employee-centered culture. Keep up the good work!


  4. "Not the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salem Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Get to work and meet some of the best and greatest on air personalities. Get to know how to build events from ground up. Meet some of the great listeners that make it the radio station great.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be harassed (verbally and sexually). Communication from management to employees is poor. You'll be jipped from your hours from management. You'll learn a lot of what not to do vs learning new things.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between management to employees.

    Salem Media Group Response

    Jan 17, 2018 – HR Department

    Thank you for your review. First of all Salem Media Group takes harassment claims very seriously and our Salem Ethics Hotline, (866) 244-2163 or salemethics.com, is set up specifically for concerns... More


  5. "Mixed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work was rewarding. I truly enjoyed the challenges. I found some of the most wonderful people working there.

    Cons

    Pay very low; raises not given to lower echelon but given to upper management, even when experiencing poor performance as a company. Even though I found the best people there; I found some of the worst people working there - extremely poor treatment by those few.

    Advice to Management

    Try to seek out the best in people and give a pat on the back for the work they provide, especially since not rewarded with money. Try to personalize the reward, not act like machines.

    Salem Media Group Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – HR Department

    Thank you for your review. We are aware of the comments about compensation and want to share that we always strive to pay at or above the market standard and compensate / reward our employees based... More


  6. "Best Jo Ever !!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and a great positive work environment.

    Cons

    none I love this company !!

    Salem Media Group Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – HR Department

    Thank you for reviewing Salem. We are happy to hear that you love this company, in fact, we love hearing it! Keep up the great work.


  7. "Family-friendly employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Author Service Representative
    Current Employee - Author Service Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff here is family-friendly. They understand the need of flexibility. The supervisors rank highest among understanding, compassion and teamwork. Being able to work with minimal supervision and having autonomy but have support when needed. Benefits are great with incentives to be healthy with Vitality program.

    Cons

    Pay rates are lower considering the cost of living here, however, they are within range for other positions here.

    Advice to Management

    Consider pay raises when an employee exceeds expectations in job duties.

    Salem Media Group Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – HR Department

    Thank you for taking the time to review Salem Media Group. We want our employees to feel like they have a good work-life balance and are happy to hear that you do! Concerning raises in pay, our... More

  8. "work experience in first 90 days"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Director in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Program Director in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment, a team filled with unique personalities but all with a common goal. That goal is to grow and succeed from a sales and programming standpoint but in doing it together as one.

    Cons

    small group, a lot of responsibilities on a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for excellence all while teaching along the way.

    Salem Media Group Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – HR Department

    Thank you for reviewing Salem. First let us start by saying that your advice to management is very well put and something that we try to instill in all our management. We are happy to hear that you... More


  9. "I have worked here for 5 months and I am %100 percent satisfied."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program, Benefits, Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    You might gain weight from all of the food Salem feeds you.

    Salem Media Group Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – HR Department

    Thank you for taking the time to review Salem Media Group. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the benefits and atmosphere here! Keep up the great work.


  10. "Advertising Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Advertising Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salem Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership and staff. I work with reps who have been doing this for over 20 years. My Director has been in Radio for over 30 years. Having been around the block, its a laid back environment with dedicated hard working people who care about excellence.

    Cons

    We could use some basic technology upgrades, like a CRM.

    Advice to Management

    Let's get a CRM! :)

    Salem Media Group Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – HR Department

    Thank you for your review. Salem is proud to employee people of all experience levels, from the freshly graduated to the seasoned professionals. We value all input and ideas on how to make Salem a... More


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