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Westwood One Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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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. "Westwood One"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "standard office environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work hours are standard.
    free coffee/tea
    location easily to get to by mass transit.

    Cons

    no room to grow
    no bonus or incentives, unless working in sales.

    Advice to Management

    promote from within to increase morale.


  3. "Good place to start a career..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place when you are fresh out of college.

    People you work closely with are pretty good

    Cons

    No room to grow in the company. Opportunities to flourish are low and ideas go unheard.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those from within and more employees with stay. Promotions many times come with no compensation, which makes this worse


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  5. "Great until it wasn't."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Full Time in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hard working team. At least for what reminding of it.

    Cons

    Was acquired by Cumulus Media. After acquisition a lot of hardworking talent was let go and replaced by lower level management from Cumulus. Lack of communication, lack of respect from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Give people that work hard raises, and quit laying people off just to cut cost while not really boosting revenue.


  6. "Stale"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Affiliate Service Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Affiliate Service Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team are great people. Easy to get along with and always willing to help. The tasks required for this position is not hard at all and you get the hang of it quick.

    Cons

    Working there for years and never got any raises that I was promised, not even a cost of living adjustment. No bonuses or anything. Also, they will hire from outside before they consider within.

    Advice to Management

    Look at making your employees happy. This place is a revolving door and when your low in the totem pole it doesn't feel like you matter. Also, would like to know what 6 months of stability with the same management feels. It's musical chairs with CEOs and COOs. It's getting really exhausting.


  7. "Constantly changing management makes the company a struggle to be a part of"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Align yourself with huge brands and names.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, egotistical managers, no training, not solid benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Actual care about your employees who help you get your 350k a year. Actually manage and help grow your employees instead of throwing them under the bus constantly.

    Perks are almost non existent. Teambuliding is absent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "The Merger and how it changed the face of Westwood One"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westwood One full-time

    Pros

    Working in NYC on a very famous street, the people who work in the lower departments are very nice but don't get paid for how hard they work.

    Cons

    The merger with Cumulus ruined this wonderful company. Too many people were fired in the past month due to this merger. The problem with the senior management they take all the credit for the people who work in the lower departments, unfair to people who work twice as hard.


  9. "Disorganized, ineffective, favoritism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, some nice people, decent compensation and good benefits

    Cons

    Only Former Dial Global employees were really treated well. Those that came from Westwood One were not treated fairly.


  10. "You will probably end up leaving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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