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Townsquare Media Reviews

Updated April 15, 2019
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  • "Work/life balance is pretty much non-existant and stress is often quite high" (in 10 reviews)

  • "53 an hour for a full time position" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Director in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Production Director in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They get it and they know what works

    Cons

    I absolutely loved working with that team

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.


  2. "Made Great Connections"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Made great connections in the community
    - Made lifelong friends that I am able to use as references and mentors
    - Opportunities for growth in the department I worked, as well as others
    - Positive and lively work environment
    - Learned about the music industry and advertising on radio and the web

    Cons

    - Layoffs within the creative side of the department
    - Somewhat high turnover rate

  3. "Love My Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Sales in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the Vision of TSM and Love the People I work with - A Team!!!

    Cons

    We work in a very fast paced environment and our company is way ahead of the competition. We have new products rolled out fast and furious and sometimes it's a challenge to keep all the balls in the air.


  4. "Promotions Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Promotions Director
    Current Employee - Promotions Director
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fellow co workers are excellent to work with. Some management is good at providing a knowledgement/recognition.

    Cons

    Poor pay. No structure for wage increase/bonuses for non-sales team workers. Expects employees to cover more duties without compensation while letting more employees go.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Programmatic Buyer
    Current Employee - Programmatic Buyer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people/enviroment; Excellent management style

    Cons

    Typical pain points of a rapidly growing company


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Needs work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job stability. Turnover tends to be high, so they rarely fire.

    Cons

    The system is painfully ineffective. Because turnover is so high, the hold on to some really difficult people. At the same time, they don't value the people who try to make the place better. This place is all messed up.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about automation.
    Find a competent management team.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Underpaid and overworked"

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    Former Employee - Production in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Production in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Townsquare Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Radio can be fun...if you're willing to give up your personal life

    Cons

    Extremely low pay with no benefits other than basic health/dental insurance and pto. Every other day it seems someone is getting fired or let go due to "budget cuts". The energy is extremely toxic as everyone's wondering if they're next. People are miserable and overworked. Someone leaves or gets the boot? All the work falls on the folks who stayed. Disappointed in this company for patting themselves on the back with the "You Matter" motto

    Advice to Management

    If your employees really matter, PROVE IT. Show them through action, not meaningless words. I would recommend exit interviews be mandatory and thorough. This company is innovating...and they're employees are getting left in the dust.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Why are they here??"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Promotions in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some truly wonderful people in the ranks - sadly, not management at any level. It's as if they have a screening to ensure they hire candidates that are truly deplorable and without any integrity. Many wonderful people have churned through this market.

    Cons

    They are cheap, petty and don't care about the community or their employees - just the bottom-line. Which, comically, would dramatically improve if they cared about both. Pay is terrible. Zero work/life balance. Results must be immediate. And weirdly, this specific market - which for other companies is the most desirable location in the country - attracts clueless general managers who employ intimidation tactics to motivate. What kind of a company is this?

    Advice to Management

    Inspired, talented leadership would go a very long way in improving performance in this market. Eliminating the most award-winning, ratings performing on-air team in the country was a really, really bad move - your next book will prove it. The community's response to this move is palpable. If you had a general manager with a spec of intelligence you could turn it around. But, sadly you don't. You reap what you sow.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bismarck, ND
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bismarck, ND

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

    Pros

    Fun job with potential to make money

    Cons

    Poor work environment no support


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Liars"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Top radio station in westexas

    Cons

    They say that it take 8 visits to close a client and 6 months to star blossoming. They train you for a whole month than let you start selling I sold for less than 30 days and they let me go due no results in 60 days the first 30 was training we didn’t need to worry about selling is what was told. We had to get new businesses and couldn’t help out previous clients. Only one AE had all existing clients and could work previous ones too.... hmm a lot of shadiness.

    Advice to Management

    Needs new management who don’t cheat and lie.