Poor Management, High Turnover, Stressful Environment
News Producer (Former Employee) – Charleston, WV – November 11, 2017
Sinclair mincromanages it's employees from afar. The company lowballs new hires on their salaries.
Sinclair demands conformity among its stations without taking into account unique demographics and market nuances.
The management turns over very fast, and most managers are looking to move up and out without having time to develope dynamic relationships.
The benefits are top notch, and earned time off along with holidays build up - meaning you do get a lot of time off.
The newsroom never stops for holidays. You may end up working every holiday multiple years in a row. In the news department, you cannot take off during sweeps - February, May, August, November
Many stations are short staffed, forcing employees to double up on job duties without proper compensation.
There is no attempt to retain employees. Everyone is treated as replaceable and turn over is very high. You can see this yourself by the constant vacancies in multiple markets.
paid time off, health benefits, networking opportunities
low wages, high stress, poor management, lack of leadership, forced conformity, cut-throat environment