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Sinclair Broadcast Group Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • There's a lot of room for growth, great people (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits, including tution reimbursement and adoption assistance (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor Communication between Upper Management and Corporate (in 14 reviews)

  • It was not structured or designed in a way to train people with little to no television advertising experience (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "SinclairDigital is a technology organization with very good talent and inept leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-life balance is actually very good for most groups
    - Technical challenges still interesting
    - The majority of rank-and-file employees are good people and workers
    - Middle-management didn't exist a year ago, but are largely competent and focused
    - Group slowly getting better about getting poor- and non-contributors to step up (rather than allowing them to do nothing)

    Cons

    - The group's top director is abusive and cited as a reason for leaving by nearly every former employee
    - Upper management was brought on as a start-up group, but hasn't sufficiently changed tactics now that group is 175+
    - Director constantly adds new projects and initiatives to a staff that's been overstretched from Day 1
    - All principal-level engineers (except one), are petulant, pedantic to a fault, and unconcerned about developing/mentoring their respective departments

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management:
    You are the persons with the authority to fix the problems of this group... but unfortunately are the majority of the problems with this group. All I can ask is that you institute 360-degree reviews and abide by as many of their findings as you can stomach.

    Middle-management:
    Please take upper management to task for their decisions:
    - Reprioritizing tasks too often to allow roadmaps to be effective
    - Adding new projects when workforce already stretched too thin to make acceptable progress on existing projects
    - Don't let HR sweep complaints about abusive/bullying high-level employees under the rug


  2. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing managers and great environmen

    Cons

    Limited growth in my position


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Fun Work Enviroment

    Cons

    Poor Communication between Upper Management and Corporate


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  5. "Staff made all the difference"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Producer in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Promotions Producer in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've heard a lot of employees complain at other SBG locations that management was out to lunch and only interested in the bottom line - budgets. Not Flint. Through whatever workings of cosmic bliss, every department manager/director I've worked with has been exceptiona and I really miss all of them. I was allowed to dream big and deliver without negativity from the higher-ups. Sad to have left, but needed a larger market to make more money. They also really offered a lot of benefits well beyond other companies.

    Cons

    Can't think of a thing.


  6. "Integrated Marketing Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Consultant in Charleston, WV
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Consultant in Charleston, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Portfolio of products, uncapped income

    Cons

    Poor training and support from management. No job security, no salary, draw against commission, ( no paycheck is common) no compensation for mileage, high churn. Negative enviornment. Micromanagement is the norm with too much inconsistant required reporting and no CRM system. Good ol boys club ....this company does not value its employees. Managers are not skilled or trained in helping employees and there is no comprehensive selling system. If you think you will be a long term employee you need to rethink your expectations. RUN! 8+ years between senior reps and new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a successful business with happy employees using proven business models. The new company mission statement has nothing to back up the vision. Put some teeth into reformation and join the 21st century and look at your values and sacred cows.


  7. "Not the end of the road, but it'll do for now."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Producer in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Commercial Producer in Gainesville, FL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not the worst job I've ever had. People are generally nice.

    Cons

    Same corporate bureaucracy that makes actually working efficiently difficult that you find in many organizations.


  8. "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accounting in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sinclair Broadcast Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees at stations are the best. Good team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management at corporate headquarters is a joke - they treat you like a piece of dog meat. Once your usefulness is drained from you they disguard you without even a "thank-you." Other employees - at corporate office - are not responsive nor helpful in getting information or assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the items listed in "Cons."


  9. "Its an OK place to work. Better move on after working a couple year for much higher pay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - News Marketing Producer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - News Marketing Producer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to add a line on your resume.

    Cons

    There is a big disconnect between corporate and the local TV affiliates. Equipment is on the cheap side which can cause more trouble for the operators.


  10. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great management, great staff. Highly recommneded.

    Cons

    The only con is changes are at times hastily implemented

    Advice to Management

    Ask people doing the job before changes are made.


  11. "SBG for life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ask and you shall recieve

    Cons

    Same as everywhere else. Just do your job and be the best at it

    Advice to Management

    Hello top floor, I will see you there sometime in the future ;)


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