On Air Talent / Assistant Production Director (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – July 6, 2016
I absolutely loved working at Cumulus. I gained a knowledge of what my Highest And Best Use (HABU) is and have begun to put that into practice daily. I am continually growing because of the the leadership. My bosses (immediate and otherwise) have been the best examples of what excellence in broadcasting should be. I strive to be more like them everyday. Usually, when a new hire comes into the building, it doesn't take long for them to see they have really got to step up to the plate and produce their best or be left behind. I cannot think of a thing that makes working here difficult. I love what I do and I love learning new skills. The people make it strong. From the top down.
Being challenged daily
Negativity or an inability to see the possibilities
Affidavit Coordinator (Current Employee) – Manhattan, NY – June 20, 2016
At Cumulus you will find out if you don't suck up no one will be loyal to you. There is a lot of favoritism at this company. A typical day is sitting at a desk answering phones and emails. You will also be setting up pledge times and putting invoices in the system. Co-workers are great, but management no so much except for a few.
Corporate environment short on rewards and recognition.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – May 27, 2016
I worked for Cumulus (7) years as an account executive. I was a loyal and dedicated employee. I started in Topeka Kansas where for the most part things were fine, enjoyable and productive. By the time I arrived in the Lexington Kentucky market it was downhill. In my seven years I had as many General managers. Each manager was determined to "improve" the market. However, there was constant turn over not only in management, leadership but equally chaotic was the turn over in sales staff. In addition to this chaos you are treated as a "commission employee." This means you are treated as an employee minus the benefits while working hard to earn a commission (NO SALARY / BASE). In the end I was let go after the death of my father without regard to my grieving process. My advice is seek employment with a locally owned radio station if you can find it and avoid the corporate.
Management and corporate communication is a joke, open door policy is a EVEN bigger joke. Wages low, accounts are fielded out to aes poorly. The market structure is designed to fail. Politics in the office and employee morale is in the toilet.
Cumulus Media Albuquerque is a great stepping stone for what I want to do and I have been given a bunch of new opportunities within the company to train and learn a bunch of different aspects of the industry. The people I've worked with have all been incredible and have answered any questions I have. I just wish the pay was better along with having better benefits.
Unfortunately people seem to bring too much of their personal lives into this business, but that comes with most work places. Otherwise, I love coordinating with listeners, setting up the events and being the face of the radio station! I really feel like I have a part in my community here.
I.T. Specialist (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – April 30, 2016
There are some hard-working people at this company that are not appreciated. Most of them have jumped ship since Cumulus took over our group of radio stations. Sexism allowed to run rampant even though women are in charge. Avoid unless you like being treated like a submissive.
Meeting famous musicians once every two years
Horrible mis-management starting at the top; favoritism
Cumulus media had done a great job in aquiring many different formats to meet the needs of our clients. However, when the rating wars and commercial rates became a major player in the market, we lost the battle. Once rates were lowered beyond market expectations, clients refused to pay higher rates when ratings increased.
Account Executive/Outside Sales (Current Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – February 19, 2016
If you are looking for a career it is wise to consider all of your options before choosing this company for your next job. Make sure you have everything in writing and speak with all of the managers before deciding. There is limited opportunity in radio. The turnover is high and most reps last 1-3 months. The salary in not a guarantee.
daily flexibility of schedule that you can come in office in morning, leave and be back later in day, no other benefits
lack of ability to make money, management unwilling to help, job is misrepresented as far as money, gurantees, accounts and expectations, Not a company to work for if you are lookingfor a job for more than 2-3 months