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Westwood One Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, opportunities are available to advance if you push for it (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place to start a career in media (in 3 reviews)

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

  • Radio is a struggling industry as ad dollars are being move to digital (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Westwood One"

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Awesome company culture. Competitive salary. Diverse staff.

    Cons

    Long commute if you do not live in the city. No transportation compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Give all employees perks and bonuses. Not just sales.


  2. "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Learned a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    None that come to mind. It was only twice a week, so maybe extending that.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of transition going on. Hard to figure out who is in charge.

  3. "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


  4. "Slowly improving"

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    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


  5. "Really Good Management"

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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

    Strong savvy management, #1 Radio network, super smart people, amazing Sports, Music & Entertainment products. Times Square location

    Cons

    Perception of radio. Resources, could always use more hands. Times Square location (it's a pro/con)

    Advice to Management

    Management is working really hard to change the internal culture and it's working - KEEP IT UP! As with any big company, communication is key and the employees are eager to stay in the loop.


  6. "Challenging envirnment that have great people that are the glue of the organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great access to the nations top advertisers, agencies and broadcasters. Strong assets in local, national radio as well as television and digital.

    Cons

    Turning around a company in the public spotlight is always challenging. A public company has to demonstrate improvements each quarter regardless of market or internal challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Look to identify weak links within the employee and management chain and upgrade with experienced candidates who bring new ideas that can move the company forward.


  7. 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.

  8. 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


  9. "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


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice staff, they were helpful

    Cons

    Long hours in the company


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