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Urban One Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2020

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2.9
46%
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Urban One President, CEO, Treasurer, and Director Alfred C. Liggins III
Alfred C. Liggins III
60 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and all about who likes you(in 9 reviews)

  • "No room for growth and that’s why I’m leaving(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Urban one"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Urban One part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible staff, great networking opportunities in the industry.

    Cons

    You get out what you put in. Work hard and you’ll see the benefits of your hard work

    Urban One2019-04-09
  2. "Not So Sure"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Program Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Urban One full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible, fun, rewarding, lucrative, convenient

    Cons

    hard to advance, political, hostile work environment, corporate, strange

    Urban One2020-01-31
  3. "They will work you, But they will not pay.... Modern Day Slavery"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Urban One full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Holiday Party be lit at the MGM

    Cons

    No raises, at all not even a cost of living increase... the owner should be a shamed of themselves.

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    Urban One2020-02-07
  4. "great job"

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    Former Employee - Board Operator 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Urban One part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun place to work

    Cons

    the management could be better

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    Urban One2019-11-26
  5. "You make the platform it doesn’t make you"

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    Current Employee - Producer 

    I have been working at Urban One part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free tickets , network and relax environment

    Cons

    Low pay and all about who likes you

    Urban One2019-11-15
  6. "Urban One has it's pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Urban One full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to attend free concerts

    Cons

    No structure compensation model for people that work in IT.

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    Urban One2019-10-04
  7. "Slightly Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Urban One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will never be bored because there will always be something that needs attention- good or bad. All digital leadership is supportive and continues to invest in processes and technology to make their teams more efficient.

    Cons

    Motivating a 100% commission sales team to sell a new product or section of business is next to impossible- be cautious if you are seeking sales management positions. Having two different sides to sales management instantly breeds competition and a hostile environment. There was little to no respect between sales team and sales management, multiple occasions of managers bad mouthing or belittling other managers in front of the sales team.

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    Urban One2019-06-27
  8. "Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Urban One full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Room for ideas to be heard Opportunity to learn Opportunity to move between divisions

    Cons

    Long hours Aggressive Personalities Cliquish Communication blockage across departments

    Urban One2019-06-05
  9. "Toxic & Draining"

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    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Urban One part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -pics with famous ppl -flexible schedule

    Cons

    -the job sucks literally no growth -toxic

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    Urban One2019-06-07
  10. "Great Start"

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    Current Employee - Board Operator 

    I have been working at Urban One part-time

    Pros

    Great way to get into the radio business

    Cons

    Sometimes can be repetitive

    Urban One2019-05-18
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