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Westwood One Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Mary Berner
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Pros
  • Great people, opportunities are available to advance if you push for it (in 8 reviews)

  • Friendly work environment staffed with many radio professionals (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Benefits sucked, very low pay, no bonuses, not raises, no promotions (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Improved a lot!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Cool brands
    Changing environment

    Cons

    Health benefits are not the best


  2. "Slowly improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Affiliate Service Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Affiliate Service Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Westwood One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities are available to advance if you push for it. Great place to start a career in media

    Cons

    Lack of structured management in Affiliate Services. Some employees got away with doing no work while others were penalized.

    Advice to Management

    Set firm rules and follow through on them

  3. "Audio Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Westwood One part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly environment, not too demanding

    Cons

    Paying structure wasn't ideal. Some checks took longer to come in than others.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Westwood One Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun laid back group of people
    - Stable work environment
    - Great place to start if you're right out of college

    Cons

    - Low Pay
    - Poor communication between departments
    - No opportunity to grow

    Advice to Management

    I believe Westwood One is on the right track in improving alot of it's issues. However the pay is extremely below the competition and communication is what makes the overall work experience unbearable. Nothing worse than trying to get something done and their being a communication breakdown that delays it.


  5. "assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westwood One (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were ok.

    Cons

    Everything. Benefits sucked, very low pay, no bonuses, not raises, no promotions.


  6. "writer"

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    Current Employee - Writer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Writer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Westwood One part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pay is not bad, location is central

    Cons

    dysfunctional management, many bad hires

    Advice to Management

    get new management


  7. "The parent company has ruined Westwood One"

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    Current Employee - On-Air DJ in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - On-Air DJ in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment staffed with many radio professionals. The automated system they use is user friendly.

    Cons

    Owned by Cumulus who have gutted the place all in the name of "saving" money when really they have diluted the quality of the programming.

    Advice to Management

    Like they would listen. But by firing 70 people and replacing them with DJ's making an extra $5k a year is a short-sighted strategy that will doom the company

  8. "Should be called Wastewood One"

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    Former Employee - Air Personality in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Air Personality in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Westwood One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not many worth mentioning. Let's see - the roof didn't leak? Oh wait - it never rains in L.A. so who really knows?

    Cons

    Lots of good people work there but are largely unappreciated. Work load is too heavy. No professional studio soundproofing in most of the L.A. studios. A senior manager once admitted to letting a more talented and experienced manager go to save his own job. In a so called "pep talk" meeting!

    Advice to Management

    Try running the company like the major network that it is, with investments in equipment and people. You have good ideas, but they aren't likely to pan out unless you begin to inject some real heart and soul into the operation. Put your money where your mouth is, and work hard to keep employees happy. It will pay off for management, talent, and shareholders. Otherwise, well, the writing is on the wall, isn't it?


  9. "Good people unsure future"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Westwood One (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very dedicated and loyal workers

    Cons

    There is no shared vision. Morale is pretty bad. Not the place for advancement.


  10. "Good people bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of great people world there. If you're entry-level you'll get a lot of experience.

    Cons

    The pay, constant mergers, management, mismanagement, micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


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