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Westwood One Reviews

Updated December 17, 2016
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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. "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Westwood One Review"

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    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.


  3. "You will probably end up leaving"

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    Former Employee - Affiliate Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Affiliate Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location at Times Square, good equipment to work with, staffs are generally nice people. Great benefits and systems that is provided through Insperity which is easy to use. Laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Low Pay. The company is being bought by another company and a lot of nice people are leaving. Worked there for about 6 months and already seen about 10 people leaving in different departments (including a CFO and a CEO). Communication with senior management was rather difficult because sometimes they don't keep their words. But i guess its all understandable because the company is in bad financial form and is under rapid change.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have a great product, but need to work on your management team


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  5. "Great place to work for a while."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some outstanding people. Treated people fairly. Made friendships that will last forever. Work was interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Expanded to far and destroyed the company. Difficult financial stress due to over leverage.

    Advice to Management

    No more acquisitions. Remember where you came from.


  6. "Fear and intimidation rule the roost..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westwood One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee in the heart of the city

    Cons

    Clear disparity between upper level management and lower employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management should realize that their employees are what makes them great - they should be treated more like they matter - not like they're disposable. VP's don't even make an attempt to know the names of people that work in their department, and only speak to you if they need something from you. Some think it's fun that people are scared of them! Absolutely ridiculous way to run a business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Boiler room"

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    Current Employee - On Air in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - On Air in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your checks cash and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Boiler room, meatball radio. Pound out as many breaks an hour as you can, until your voice is shot.


  8. "it was ok i guess"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westwood One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    cool people to work with

    Cons

    non that are not normal


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A place I worked"

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    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - National Director of Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work in radio, worked with people who had been in industry for a long time and people just entering, good a letting you go on sales calls

    Cons

    managment changed alot, company was big on telling you often what you did wrong, never received training was suppose to get, just not a place I wanted to associated with - ethical standards were very low

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind and support your people in the field - honestly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "If you enjoy writing sports, entertainment, national or local news you will enjoy working for Westwood One."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The supervisors are friendly and understanding of employee needs and the health benefits are great.

    Cons

    There are not many opportunities to advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lack of communication and the office could benefit from team meetings.


  11. "Lots of change with company mergers & takeovers since 2009."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great set of Co workers. Really knowledgeable and able to take on any task given to them across many departments.

    Cons

    No annual reviews. Due to the nature of the business and the company, staff changeover is a constant occurrence there.


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