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Pittsburgh, PA

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Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Christopher Ripley
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  • The upper management donates a ton of money to the Republican party on a national level (in 14 reviews)

  • Very low pay, difficulty in taking vacation, catering to the news dept (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, terrible pay."

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Atmosphere is dynamic. Vacation/sick & personal time is very competitive.

    Cons

    Local HR is horrendous. Sales management staff is poor and do not keep promises made. Total lack of training program. Pay is terrible. After consistent years of excellent work, stellar performance reviews, and taking on many additional duties, there has never been a raise other than cost of living annually, which is also far below the national cost of living average annual increase.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people that you want to keep. Don't take good employees for granted. Hire a helpful local HR representative instead of one that is power hungry and always trying to control things in the manner that they want, not in the manner management would prefer.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "People Matter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    The staff is full of hard working professionals who care about their work and are willing to help those around them succeed.

    Cons

    Upper management lends no support to the day to day workers. All meetings start with threats of being let go or fired if you do not perform right away yet there is little to no useful training to do things correctly. Giving me a task and telling me to get it done is not training, its covering yourself in case things go bad.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like numbers on a spreadsheet (you won't), offer encouragement instead of threats (you won't) and look at yourself to see if some self analysis would help you manage the staff better (not a chance in hell).

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Living up to their awful reputation"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Very hard to find anything good to say here... Staff is very nice and benefits are okay. Some managers care about whether or not you succeed. There are several good products to sell, however you're not really ever trained on any of them.

    Cons

    Very little training... managers tend to just toss you in without helping much. There's very little respect for your time. Too many last minute meetings that tend to be a waste of time. Your job is threatened daily which makes it very hard to focus and stay positive. There's a lot of empty promises from managers. They tend to move accounts around a lot which makes clients very upset because they never know who their rep is and reps never know who they're supposed to be calling on.

    Advice to Management

    A structured training program would help but that would just be a band-aid. The office wouldn't be such a revolving door if managers cared more and kept promises. It's very obvious that managers do not care about any of their reps.


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