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Fun Place to Work
Promotions Assistant (Former Employee) –  Pleasanton, CAAugust 28, 2017
The atmosphere was quick-paced and there was always something new to do in terms of job sites. However, the hours were very spotty and sometimes would go a few weeks without work hours.
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Fun at first but loses novelty
Promotions Assistant (Former Employee) –  Pleasanton, CAJuly 15, 2017
It was a fun environment at first but quickly falls into a minimum wage job with no chance at full time or part time hours. At entry level there is no opportunity to move up.
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The management will suck you dry
Manager (Current Employee) –  Tyler, TXJune 23, 2017
I came to work for Alpha a few years ago from another radio station expecting great things. Alpha claims to be a family company that cares about the employee. That couldn't be any further from the truth. They care about money and how important the people at the top can act. Basically everyone in this market, and other markets owned by Alpha, hate it here. We are all just using this as a stepping stone to something better. It's a shame because this company could be a powerhouse with massive employee retention - but they choose to be stingy and greedy and to hold on to inadequate local managers who should be in the restaurant business instead.
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Great Company
Radio Engineer (Former Employee) –  Shreveport, LAJune 22, 2017
Great Company to work for! I would recommend to anyone! Great management, easy going atmosphere, and advancement for anyone who is driven. Great place to get your start in radio.
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No soul just numbers
Assistant Program Director (Former Employee) –  Peoria, ILJune 10, 2017
They will claim they care about employees but, any deviation from the bottom line and you are gone. Program directors seat has been a revolving door. They get in and get the heck out. The gm is clueless of what people actually do and if you actually need something from him better pack a lunch. It takes months to get anything from him.
Pros
Free lunches from time to time that come with a lecture
Cons
Constant micromanagement from people that are clueless
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Great Place to work but
Co-Host as "Liz Callaway" (Current Employee) –  Myrtle Beach, SCMay 25, 2017
Great Place to work but I would have to move to a larger radio market to advance in my career or get a raise. It's been great building a radio show to #1 status, as well as earning a Marconi award nomination.
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Will let you go with a drop of the hat
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKApril 26, 2017
Not much job security here, fun environment, however you're expected to be out on the road making sales, but also supposed to be getting leads and tons of data entry. Particular manager took three vacations within a few months and let me go because I was not available for work., But did most of my work from my home office (, which they let senior do all the time.) oxymoron.
Pros
Fun environment and events
Cons
No job security
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It's a job
Board Operator (Current Employee) –  FloridaApril 19, 2017
It's a job that will trade your time given, for money.
Company promises more hours than they give, but they never beat any of there employees with spoons or dead animals. Thumbs up for that.
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ok place to work
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Shreveport, LAApril 13, 2017
Since Alpha has taken over stress has set in for most employees. It's all about numbers!! The sales people are more data entry folks instead of getting on the streets and selling. Entering the data they want takes up half your day.
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Fun working with entertainers.Once AlphaMedia took over, atmosphere quickly changed to stressful. Most seemed to be sweating to keep their jobs.
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Chicago marketMarch 30, 2017
I spent 18 years with this radio station and it's group of radio stations with a revolving door of five different Owners. I loved what I did as an AE. When owned by NextMedia starting in 2001, AEs were trained to be Marketing Consultants through the Radio Advertising Bureau. Still, it was hard to sell in suburban Chicago. The station(s) were too small for the big businesses and too big for the small businesses. There were a number of non-radio digital services over the years we were trained on that could help businesses grow. Again very interesting and fun. When AphaMedia took over in February 2016, the overall atmosphere changed to one of stress. Looking to go public, everything and everyone was under a microscope, probably still are. AEs had to spend time filling out forms of where they were and who they saw as billing wasn't where corporate wanted it to be. They thought, wrongfully, it would be beneficial for AEs to spend time with micro-management form-filling rather than spending that time working on helping businesses. Management was unrealistic on how much time was needed to jump through the hoops they set up for us.
Pros
Fun working with Jocks, Understanding about family.
Cons
Small earnings, mico-managing, stressful.
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Pretty good
On air talent and Producer (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORMarch 28, 2017
I have found some good and bad things about Alpha Media. The people working for the company here in Portland are exceedingly nice and friendly which is good but also leads to some communication problems. Pay is low, but on par with the industry.
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Fast paced and dynamic place to work.
Digital Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLMarch 6, 2017
If you want to learn the radio business or are a seasoned professional, Alpha Media is a good place to be. The company is embedded in the community with multiple concerts and events scheduled throughout the year. There is opportunity to move up in sales, promotions, or programming if you are willing to work hard and take direction. Corporate is focused on moving in the digital area, however. local radio programming and sales drives the revenue meter.
Pros
It is what you make of it every day. Management is focused on employee growth.
Cons
Don't get lazy or you will be left behind.
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demanding place to work
Sales Account Executive/Marketing Consultant (Current Employee) –  Mankato, MNJanuary 23, 2017
Sales Job environment is all about numbers not much praise when you over achieve and work for the betterment of the company Management is what did you do for me today everyday. other managers do not give credit for your ideas just take them for their own, turnover is extremely high. If you can tune out the BS it can be a very fun place to work with lots of extra perks.
Pros
events and concerts
Cons
managment, turnover is high
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A job in radio working for the right company staffed with the right people is a great thing. This is not that place.
On Air Talent (Former Employee) –  Cameron, MOJanuary 3, 2017
While AlphaMedia seems to be somewhat of a progressive company....Cameron/Bethany Mo GM is way off. Passive aggressiveness with an emphasis on retaliation should you say or do anything he disagrees with. Extremely bad communication between mgmt and other employees. This company CANNOT retain talent or sales people and there is a reason for that. Stay away. Stay far away.
Pros
Its a job.
Cons
Horrible nasty work environment. Hateful.
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Moral is at an all time low
Traffic Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gulfport, MSOctober 20, 2016
Lot of work for little pay. Very stressful. Data entry. The people that work there try very hard to do their jobs. But they do not get pay raises for YEARS (4 years straight was put in budget, but corporate took it out of budget every year). The parent company (worth over a billion dollars) is buying companies across the country. But don't look at the individuals as people.
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Typical Broadcast Company
Radio Personality (Current Employee) –  Gulfport, MSOctober 14, 2016
While the terms "live and local:" get thrown around quite a bit, the company seems to be heading more towards the direction of a corporate powerhouse similar to the likes of clear channel. This can be a positive or a negative depending on perspective. Little to no increase in pay, no cost of living raises. Insurance options but very poor coverage. However, local management are available and do exercise a reasonable open door policy.
Pros
Local Management open door policy for communication
Cons
no opportunity for wage increase in years. No cost of living wage increase. Poor insurance coverage
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Needed better stucture
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYAugust 25, 2016
Not a well structured or organized company. Didn't give employees all of the tools that it took to succeed and expected unrealistic goals from many employees in a short turnaround.
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communications (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 18, 2016
This industry is about communication, but there is no internal communication. Everyone is out for themselves, which is a very stressful environment. It's been like this all the time from what I hear from my past co-workers. Very sad!!
Pros
off on weekends
Cons
no communication
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Great Company
On-Air Personality (Current Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLJuly 13, 2016
Everyone works together. The collaboration among all departments helps excel the events and promotions to achieve high success.
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Good people - good company
Director of Sales (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 4, 2016
good radio people developing a rapidly growing and evolving radio group. It's nice to have radio people running the company instead of Wall Street.
Pros
great radio people running a radio company
Cons
too rapid growth -
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