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Sinclair Broadcast Group Reviews

Updated January 13, 2019
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  • "Upper management at corporate all want blood from a turnip" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Low pay plus minimal 2 weeks vacation and 5 sick days is a recipe for disaster in this overworked environment" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for Long Term Employment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sinclair is a great place for someone who has identified what their strengths and weaknesses are, and knows the position they want to have for years to come. Sinclair is a down to earth company that continues to work toward the happiness of their employees. Sinclair will believes in promoting from within whenever possible.

    Cons

    Because this is a great place to work, there are a lot of people here until retirement, which limits openings for growth in mid and high level management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on your employees needs, the benefits are showing in the over-all positive morale of the employees.


  2. "Overall great experience with Sinclair"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Macon, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great digital platform of products to sell
    Fun people to work with
    Company is always striving to be the best, growth in digital products is impressive
    Health benefits and medical insurance plan is the best

    Cons

    Company has grown so fast, training is lacking in and sometimes non existent in some markets where there is no digital sales manager to help train and guide new sellers.

    Advice to Management

    Management was supportive and performed their duties appropriately. and professionally.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Promises Made and Rarely Ever Kept"

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    Former Employee - Promotions
    Former Employee - Promotions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you're anything but upper management, you'll have many employees to commiserate with about SBG's philosophies.
    It's SO difficult to get fired, SBG would rather grind you down until you want to quit. So you can get away with a lot.

    Cons

    This is a VERY right wing company.
    Pay scales are always below average.
    Get any benefit promised to you in writing.
    1 1/2% yearly COL increase with a bonus based on achieving expected sales goals (those goals can be changed during the actual quarters expected).
    The Peter Principle is in full effect at SBG.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving employees "perks" that were procured through Trade Schedules. You want to give employees a real perk? Let the employee CHOOSE where the gift card given them comes from.
    Every now and then, throw a party with an open bar that clients ARE NOT invited to.
    General Managers and above: you are not as smart as you think you are. Michael Scott would be an improvement over many of you.


  4. "Working For KOMO 4 and STAR 101.5 Promotions"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Staff in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Promotions Staff in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work events for stations that meet quota. Sometimes free tickets to concerts if contestant winners fail to claim prize.

    Cons

    Long Hours working remote events all over the state. Difficulty to get consistent work.


  5. "Master control op"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, paid time off, holiday pay, relax duties

    Cons

    A multi billion dollar company that starts college graduate employees at 11$/hr

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and you wouldn't be constantly hiring


  6. "OK company for entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Basic benefits, time off, paid holidays

    Cons

    Management is not supported from higher levels. Across-the-board raises of 1.5% regardless of employment longevity or title. Not a suitable environment for rapid growth in personal career.


  7. "Traffic/SASO department corporate management is lacking"

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

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Working with others on your team as they understand the same challenges.

    Cons

    SASO Corporate Management needs to treat all employees fairly. Sadly, they are out of touch with what happens at the station level and are unaware what people do on a daily basis. They want everyone to communicate but fail to do so themselves. .

    Advice to Management

    Condescending attitude is not helpful at any level. People work at the stations, not robots. Going through the motions to say you touch base with your employees is not the same as really listening to them.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Be careful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some great people! Room for advancement!

    Cons

    Some shady business practices. I was asked to do some things for the sake of income that was not exactly ethical


  9. "Marketing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. LSM is a great boss.

    Cons

    Work environment is horrible. Coworkers are snakes. Pay is satisfactory. Training is in no way organized by DSM and you get punished for staying at the office to try to learn when you should be selling to clients you have not obtained yet.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to one another.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Don’t do it, RUN!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some coworkers and good health insurance.

    Cons

    Worst company I have, and hopefully, will ever work for. Management is useless, one is a drunk, another one extremely dumb, and the other one is a witch, literally, a witch. Managers do not know how to treat their employees with respect, they will talk down to you, scream for no reason at all, and most of the times they are wrong and will still blame you for their mistakes. When interviewed, they described a job completely different to the one I actually had to do. Salaries are way too low for market and for everything they make us do. Honestly this place is not worth anyone’s time, and better to find another, because it is unhealthy to be surrounded by so many negative people who don’t even know how to do their job. Some managers are also very rude and racist, making negative comments about people’s cultures.

    Advice to Management

    No one listens there, so why even bother? They don’t care at all.