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Townsquare Media Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • This company has good radio stations and good support staff (in 9 reviews)

  • Townsquare Media is a VERY forward-thinking company with a successful marketing strategy for its clients (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Staff of 10 full time people for 3 radio stations was reduced to 3 (in 10 reviews)

  • Expected to work live events on your days off with no pay (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice internship to start out

    Cons

    no offer after internship was done


  2. "Fun Work Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work in this building are fun, energetic and passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low.

  3. "What a S-Show..."

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

    I have been working at Townsquare Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Potential for great things, some good assets. Hard working staff and support teams.

    Cons

    Management (4-5 leaders) hasn't yet understood the bigger picture. They do not fully understand all the various business units that have the capability to monetize for the company. Resources are spread thin. There is so much this company can bring the the marketplace, but they are so concerned insulating the aforementioned leaders. After being at many large organization, I am shocked at how poorly this company is run. Absolutely no vision. Its all about the stock price... and nothing else.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to listen to your colleagues who may have suggestions for the betterment of the business. Step up the benefits. Match the 401k. Make it a place talented people want to work. Figure out what you want to be.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Make local radio local again"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Flint, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you get to work with daily are great. There are some really talented people inside the company.

    Cons

    Those talented people aren't allowed to do their jobs. Events and programming are both stifled by upper-to-middle-management. Most of the music is no longer allowed to be programmed locally. Most of the jocks are piped in from out of the market, or national syndicated, and they don't let the local markets make local decisions.

    There is no training, there is no help, there is simply national oversight and punishment.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to local. Let local stations schedule music, let local jocks talk about local topics, and let local stations make local events. Corporate should be there for help, not to be dictators.


  5. "Great media company which is on the rise, more than thankful for the time I had there."

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I worked at Townsquare Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was a great, friendly work environment for me when I spent time there. A lot of hands on work which is great for gaining the right type of experience. Everyone works together and is willing to help another out if need be.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Run away and run fast"

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    Former Employee - Radio Host and IV Other Titles
    Former Employee - Radio Host and IV Other Titles
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of your co workers are nice.

    Cons

    Too many to list but will say this they care nothing about you when most staff have 7 titles that's the sad thing. They will work you day and night. They say they have no budget for anything yet when you look at reports they make tons of money. They are all about sales no matter what your job is you will sell. There pay is low when it comes to the hours you work. They also use the volunteers all they are is free labor also event days be lucky if you have time to use the bathroom. Btw no matter how good you are they won't care or even thank you for going above your job.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company you idiots know nothing about events or about radio.


  7. "Good Company, Too Much To Sell"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time

    Pros

    Great company training and upper management

    Cons

    Too many products and services. Both clients and reps are overwhelmed when the company already offers strong brands.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on what makes people money

  8. "Pay is low on the professional sector"

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

    I have been working at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management and below poverty pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees concerns.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "TownCLOWN Media"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Saint Cloud, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of assets to sell...probably too many.

    Cons

    Too much work for too little pay. Too many initiatives and ever-shifting priorities. Over time, has become a total boys club.Not one woman in Executive Leadership. Enough already. Just sell the damn radio group.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your properties or do everyone a favor and get the hell out of the broadcast business. We all know you want to.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of activity, little accomplished"

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

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are mostly nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Management does not take suggestions and makes decisions without all of the facts.
    They often are decisively wrong. Lot's of politics and backstabbing with a smile to your face. You have to do much kissing up to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN and learn


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