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Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Christopher Ripley
Christopher Ripley
77 Ratings
Pros
  • "There's a lot of room for growth, great people(in 25 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, upward mobility, large selection of stations(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "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
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    "Great Company for Long Term Employment"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Hunt Valley, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 2 years

    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. "Digital Content Producer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Great learning environment for anyone trying to get into market

      Cons

      All problems are with industry, not the specific newsroom

    • "They’re the smartest guys in the room."

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      Former Employee - Management 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good health insurance and benefits. Sone good people at the station level and at corporate.

      Cons

      Upper management is insular, arrogant and rude. They manage by intimidation and constant berating. Local stations have very little autonomy to do what works best in their market. Sinclair claims its most valuable asset is their employees. Their decisions and practices prove otherwise. Good people have left, are leaving or are trying to leave stations they love because the pressure exerted from Baltimore becomes unbearable.

      Advice to Management

      Your company has grown through acquisition. You’ve acquired great stations and talented, smart people. Take time to listen to them and find out why they were successful before Sinclair bought their station. It’s time to bring the Sinclair’s culture into the 21st century. The constant berating of good people no longer works.

    • "Not the greatest"

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      Former Employee - Videographer/Editor in San Antonio, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Coworkers will be friends for life

      Cons

      Corporate structure is greedy and misleading

      Advice to Management

      care for your employees and you may get close to the results you hope for

    • "poorly managed for such a fantastic legacy company"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Director 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      smart people, can learn a lot from the leaders in the industry, but if it was up to current management to replace humans with widgets, they wouldn't think twice . Reflected in how they treat you

      Cons

      Egos, politics , the hurdles any old company faces in a new age. With people in charge that lack long term version other than numbers and revenue today..

      Advice to Management

      culture needs to reflect today

    • "Pay would be great if it were a flexible work schedule"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Consultant 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

      Pros

      Opportunity to build outside sales skills and being out working with local businesses.

      Cons

      The amount of goal buckets, new software to learn (without help), micromanaging, inflexible 'rules', managers who prefer to control vs work together with their staff, and if you offer solutions to make a process more efficient, there will be an account taken away.

    • "Repetitive mundane work"

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        Former Employee - Inventory Specialist 

        I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time

        Pros

        Your coworkers are a close-knit group.

        Cons

        Pay is lower than other broadcasting companies in the market. Little room for advancement. Can't take time off without killing yourself to complete the extra week's work in advance.

      • "Stay away if possible"

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

        I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Perks, benefits, and the people

        Cons

        Layoffs, pay, senior management, no advancement

      • "Poor pay by a rich company"

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

        I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Lots of paid days off but the pay is so minimal it's hardly worth it

        Cons

        No base pay, might as well work at Sam's club

        Advice to Management

        Pay more

      • "A number"

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        Current Employee - Sales in North Sioux City, SD
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Learned digital product's to sell

        Cons

        Bad local managment You are a number don't care about people Cut commissions 3 times 2 years and took all expenses away

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