A great place to work, with talented, energenic, and creative people.
Program Director/Talk Show Host (Former Employee), Pittston, PA – June 29, 2015
Pros: Employee functions, free tickets to sporting events and concerts, my fellow employees.
Cons: Downsizing and automation
Over the years I worked many shifts, but mainly morning drive. A typical day started with about 1-2 hours of show prep and production time for the show. As a manager, I would come in about 5-6 hours – more... before airtime, to work on my other duties besides my program.
I learned during my time how to work with a diverse workforce, and it definitely made me more empathetic to the needs of others.
Management was always fair and truly had the employees best interests in decisions. My fellow employees were the best part of the job, as they were energetic and creative. Every day was an adventure.
The hardest part of the job was having to deal with doing more with less,
The best part of the job was communicating with the public and the feedback that you would get from them. – less
Promotions Associate (Former Employee), Brighton, MA – June 24, 2014
Pros: awesome co-workers, meeting local celebs, cool events
Cons: low wages
I worked as an intern and then as a full-time employee at Entercom Communications in the Business Development and Promotions departments. There was no such thing as a "typical day" at Entercom because – more... I was always tasked different and exciting projects by my awesome managers. One day I could be out working a promotional event with a few Red Sox players, and another day I could be writing radio copy for a new client; needless to say, I was always learning and having fun. My co-workers were hands down what made me stay for so long with this company, and with such little pay. We were a team that worked together, accomplished our goals together and had each others backs. I only wish the radio industry paid their employees "behind the scenes" more than the actual talent because I would have gladly stayed with a career in this field. – less
Account Executive (Former Employee), San Francisco, CA – April 30, 2014
great people to work for perks such as taking clients to various sporting events such as Oakland A's, Raiders and San Jose Sharks games sales atmosphere with experienced sellers who were willing to help younger account executives
Assistant Program Director (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – February 15, 2014
Pros: live and local opportunities, progressive on air strategies
Cons: negotiations, money, and bonus structre
Entercom believes in live and local talent, which is a major plus in an industry that has eliminated so much of it. They give you opportunities to grow, if earned, and have very smart people to help you – more... do so.
They're biggest downfall is pay. They tend to nickel and dime programming staff, not only locally but from corporate as well. Their on air bonus structure is probably a good business idea, but can be very difficult for the employee.They also are very difficult to negotiate with, often presenting take it or leave it scenarios. Again, probably a good business model, but it's very tough on employees. – less
Radio Show Producer/Control Board Operator (Former Employee), Memphis, TN – October 15, 2013
I have been with Entercom as well as other ownership companies of the radio stations that I've been employed by for 15 years. A typical day at work involved setting up various computer and digital radio – more... equipment to coordinate, to oversee, and to execute various elements involved in the stations' programming. I've learned that this work atmosphere centered on particular attention to detail, was very time-sensitive, and required cooperation between various colleagues. Management and colleagues were mostly cordial; however, some often lacked the courtesy to stay in verbal communication with me about certain aspects of the job and totally relied on e-mail as the primary means of communication. While e-mail is a necessary tool, personal communication is equally needed to reinforce significant aspects of the job. Hence, compromised communication and lack of being informed about important work-related issues were two challenges that I encountered with the job while the most enjoyable portions included being able to accommodate the hosts (talent) and making their programs/shows sound orderly and professional on the air. – less
Fun workplace with a ton of learning potential, but the low salaries make it difficult to make a living
Sales Assistant (Current Employee), Boston, MA – May 29, 2013
Entercom has allowed me to learn and grow as a young professional in the media and advertising industries as I have worked in various positions throughout the company. I have learned about the sales process – more... of selling radio and digital advertising as well as the coordination of every aspect of marketing campaigns. I am accustomed to scheduling advertising flights, designing sales proposals, handling paperwork, and many other tasks such as updating revenue reports and organizing monthly expense reports. My co-workers are very fun to work with and almost always willing to help each other out with any work related issues. – less
Kansas City Limits (Director), Promotions (Current Employee), Kansas City – December 26, 2012
I learned the proper way & the not so proper to do things. I had the chance to work with some great people and some not so great people, but you find that in every gig. It is also how you learn more about yourself and how you want to treat people.
Account Executive (Current Employee), Kansas City – September 24, 2012
Pros: freedom, fun workplace, great managers, tickets to concerts and sports events
Cons: very hard to succeed, no room for advancement
This job is the most rewarding job I have ever had. Sales is a very tough business and radio sales might be the toughest of them all, but if you can succeed selling it then you could sell anything. This – more... job requires a lot of hard work and cold calling. The goal is to continually generate new business which after time might start to look like a never ending battle, but you get out of it what you put in to it. The hardest part of this job is staying positive. Being told no is something you have to get used to. The management and the co-workers are absolutely the greatest part of this company. Everyone is there to help you succeed and become a better salesman. The work environment is a very fun and friendly environment. Not the typical dry business environment many people expect. – less