Pros: pay check every 2 weeks, awesome coworkers, multiple markets to work in
Cons: horrible benefits, bad corporate culture, no room for advancement, low pay
First let me start by saying that Sinclair has the potential to be a great employer. There's so much wasted potential in the company it is ridiculous. If you are young (under 50...I kid you not) and have ideas on how to move the company forward, you can pretty much forget about it. At present time, Sinclair isn't a "team us" kind of workplace, more – more... like a team "you work for us" kind of workplace.
If you are a minority (read: anything other than a white male) you pretty much live under the glass ceiling everyday. A bit frustrating if you are someone with goals and aspirations of moving up in the company because you don't see a very diverse upper management team. Kind of odd because 95% of the people who work in corporate HR are women, you would think someone would have the courage or common sense to say to management, "hey, we should think about adding a little flavor to our management team".
At present, it feels like an entertainment company run by old-guard number crunchers. There's really no want for innovation and there's definitely no company wide culture geared at inspiring employees other than "you'll get a check every 2 weeks...if we don't lay you off." Best part of the job is that you know you are working with some really incredible young talent. From sales, to news, to finance, to promotions, there's a lot of really talented people working at Sinclair on the lower end of the totem pole. However, it's entirely possible for you to be a really awesome talented young professional and still hold that same position and pay grade 7 years later due to no fault (other than being loyal to one company with hopes of advancement) of your own. If you're a young professional with hopes of advancing your career in television/entertainment Sinclair is a great training ground. Just don't go in with the mindset that you are going to climb some sort of mythical corporate ladder. – less