Sinclair Broadcast Group Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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2.7
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Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Christopher Ripley
Christopher Ripley
114 Ratings
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  • "Budgets get cut and tightened, but upper management still has budgets for lavish overseas trips every year(in 25 reviews)

  • "Corporate, low pay increases, political bias(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group part-time

    Pros

    Nice people definitely work here

    Cons

    Small office but it's in a good location

    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-05-27
  2. "Working at Sinclair"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Producer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sinclair has excellent insurance and 401K benefits. The newsroom I worked in was very cohesive and very passionate about their craft.

    Cons

    Leadership on the local level was not great. Despite a mission statement, there was no clear direction on how to execute the brand. Use of the open door policy more often than not led to termination.

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    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-05-26
  3. "Great place to be if you are politically red"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good work and life experience and great co-workers

    Cons

    forced political agenda from the top

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    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-05-17
  4. "Fair employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Generous paid vacation and sick leave, good working environment, Leader in tech advances and new processes.Generally conservative company, but local station dictates views somewhat.

    Cons

    Growth centered, sometimes'forgets' older stations on the path to growth and acquisition of new stations. Growth outpaces managements ability to stay on top of some things. Stations are sales driven, everything else comes behind that, and that message is pushed from the top down. Budgets get cut and tightened, but upper management still has budgets for lavish overseas trips every year.

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    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-05-13
  5. "Terribly managed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overtime and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Not enough people on staff, too much editorialized content for news, not enough resources for producers.

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    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-05-21
  6. "Poor management"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Reporter in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    frequent training and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, many employees are disgruntled and looking for other opportunities

    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-05-19
  7. "Overall Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good food and employees

    Cons

    None from my end

    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-04-14
  8. "Great opportunity to network"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Resources and self driven marketing and sales opportunity. Growth and Salary potential is virtually limitless.

    Cons

    If you have any personal or life issues take care of them before you start. There's no room for personal conflict to get in your way, it's cut throat so you have to let go of any "at home" or medical issues prior to joining.

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    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-03-29
  9. "Not for college grads"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Local Sales Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a secretary role for professionals with a HS diploma/GED. The work is mundane and there is no room for upward mobility. The work can be complicated but if you have a bachelor's degree or higher you will simply not have the patience for the BS that comes with this job. Espcially from upper management.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Have to fight your own battles with not support from your manager even though he will agree with you behind closed doors.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-04-15
  10. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scheduling Specialist in Westby, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun people, good hours, strong management

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better, but that's broadcasting

    Sinclair Broadcast Group2020-03-04
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