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Sinclair Broadcast Group Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Christopher Ripley
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  • "Politically-driven must-runs, upper management" (in 18 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. "A stable company with great opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work for. They know that maintaining a strong work ethic comes from the top down. They are constantly offering multiple incentives including bonuses to strongly performing stations. Plenty of oppertunities to advance and/or to transfer to any one of nearly 200 other cities. Plus the insurance benefits are awesome with plenty of low deductable choices at reasonable cost.

    Cons

    We have several stations in our market. Workload can be high on some days such as working solo and running up to three live games at the same time can be tasking. But with the right work ethic and strong experience, it becomes easy, kind of like learning to play a musical instrument. Time flies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue setting goals for workers through the use of various incentives. It helps to lower turnaround and allows great team members to stay within the family.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for Long Term Employment"

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    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.

  3. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Company is looking to grow and acquire so potential for growth

    Cons

    Still suffering from ideas of yester-year. Need to get benefits and work environment up to current real world standards


  4. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have excellent medical benefits, and if you drink their company Kool aid you will be groomed for advancement and promotion.

    Cons

    Most of the executive team is arrogant and does not respond well to any discussion about a perspective other than their own. They like to homogenize their initiatives and news stories across all of their stations, regardless if the pulse of their diverse markets. GMs and Group Managers mostly play along for protection of their jobs.


  5. "Jut okay"

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

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Working in television. You have to love what you do.

    Cons

    You work for Sinclair. Yikes.


  6. "Conservative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is in line with other media companies

    Cons

    Company is too conservative for my taste


  7. "WBFF Fox45 in Baltimore, MD"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive fun work environment, flexible schedule, immediate supervisors are supportive of your career path desires

    Cons

    Horrible wages! Wages don’t come close to representing fair market. Station is constantly running short handed and over working it’s limited employees because they refuse to pay a living wage and it’s best people always find other better paying jobs and quit.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a living wage! Most company job listings require certification or a secondary education degree, but a high school grad working at a fast food restaurant, or retail store will makes more money than your employees!

  8. "Master Control Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, fast paced, great people.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate with cost of living.


  9. "incredible team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    great team, collaboration, open communication

    Cons

    lack of perks, office space, benefits


  10. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    People are awesome and fun to work with

    Cons

    Management not so awesome

    Advice to Management

    value your people


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