National Broadcast Supervisor (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – October 9, 2017
ICON was great, a place to learn and grow with good training and direction from senior management. However, the culture does bit change year after year and could get stale. CFO and CEO are well into their 60's and do not wish to adapt to more modern work styles. i.e. working from home, laptops etc...
Media Operations Associate (Current Employee) – Stamford, CT – August 30, 2017
I've been working at ICON for slightly over four years. The job is tolerable and I'm working with a lot of great people. If you're in the work-to-live camp or you've got a knack for the sort of position ICON is offering, go for it. However, growth at ICON is slow, both in terms of salary and in the acquisition of broadly applicable skills. You will learn how to complete a lot of company-specific tasks and find yourself having trouble explaining to family and friends what exactly the company you work for does. Deep fulfillment in your tasks will probably also be elusive, if you're looking for that sort of thing in a job.
All this being said, ICON is definitely worth a look if you're an industry player or just looking for a steady paycheck earned within normal working hours. It's full of friendly professionals who will help you succeed, if this is the sort of thing you want to succeed in. With an open mind and a positive attitude, ICON definitely has potential to be the answer to your job search.
Enjoyed working with clients on a daily basis in creative and mutually satisfying ways. Excellent customer service was and is my # 1 priority. Every day was a surprise as I never knew what requests I would receive from clients.
Unexpected 1/2 days, family atmosphere, wonderful outings
National Broadcast Associate (Current Employee) – Stamford, CT – June 26, 2017
National Broadcast is a great first job out of college, but realistically, there is very little room for growth. You do a lot of work for minimal compensation. Management varies but a lot of the management has a "I'm still in college mindset/attitude"
Director of Sales (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – August 29, 2013
I've read some of the prior post. Obvious internal hr work. This place at least on the sales side is a joke. Reward the suck-up's and fire everyone else is the culture. They do lure you with a high base but buyer beware, this one has rust all over.
National Broadcast Associate (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – June 24, 2013
• Worked with clients to broadcast their commercials via television or radio targeting specific demographics. • Efficiently managed project statuses for multiple accounts in a timely fashion. • Corresponded with television networks as well as clients to ensure both parties are reaching desired goals. • Performed data entry including projects, flow charts and reports and tracking. • Prepared post analysis reports for clients at the end of each quarter showing how their buy delivered. • Organized billing discrepancies between finance and merchants.
Not many people have heard of the corporate barter industry. I certainly had not. I had been a client of the company and thought both the business model and the team I dealt with were first rate.
ICON's business model allows us to work with some of the biggest and best companies in America. In the sales department we have the pleasure of meeting with CEO's, CFO's and other C level execs to disuss a business model where all parties can win. Whereas in many companies you talk to the same people about the same problems, at ICON nearly every day can involve a new customer in a completely new industry which is great for personal growth.
The company, despite its size, is very entrepreneurial and your performance is directly rewarded. You are given the flexibility and freedom to manage your business without being overly stifled.
I would definitely recommend this for a sales oriented executive looking for a new and exciting challenge.
Financial strong company, great business model, flexibility/freedom to manage your business
I enjoyed my job and the people. The environment was friendly. I developed my skills while at my previous job but however being working long time I felt I was not able to reach my full potential because there was no room for advancement I appreciate the skills I developed while with the company. The most enjoyable part of my job was performing my P&L analysis with detail and on time especially during closing deadlines.
good benefits - 401 k, healthcare medical, dental & family