Technician (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 14, 2018
The work can be fun and simple, and there are some truly amazing people working for the company. Unfortunately there is too much uncertainty surrounding the future of the company itself. The company has been bought and sold a couple of times now.
Weekly and Bi Weekly payroll, none union employees and part time employee and fill in employees. Answering calls regarding paycheck tax, etc. Printing out spreadsheets and making sure all hours are correct
Producer (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – October 5, 2016
Westwood One has been undergoing changes over the past year, with its new CEO. Having worked both under the old regime and the new one, I have seen a lot of positive changes in the company.
A typical day at work for me involves preparing for a show and putting the show on the air. I have great co-workers that I work well together with in order to achieve our goal of putting a great product on the air.
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that there are millions of people listening to what I helped to create on a daily basis, and they enjoy the product. It's very rewarding.
Cumulus Dallas, TX- Program Director (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – September 6, 2016
The company is inflexible on its corporate rules and guidelines and runs on The Walmart Principle of, "How will we know your limits unless we push you to them." Budget cutbacks require extreme mulit-tasking for managers and working with a bare bones (almost non existent) staff.
Multiple Radio Show Host - Voice Tracked (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2015
Many different owners, some better than others.
The last owners were just awful. Apparently out to single handedly destroy the radio business. They have SOME good ideas, but do not know how to implement. Cost cutting is what they do best. They couldn't care less about employees. Previous owners were better, but what does it matter?
I didn't see any co-workers. We worked different shifts. A typical work day consisted of recording two different radio shows (going back and forth with different systems), and speaking constantly for several hours.
They fired all the local DJ's and are now making other DJs in the company do triple their previous work load.
No opportunity for advancement, no merit increases
Music Content Coordinator (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 29, 2015
With the purchase of Westwood One by Cumulus two years ago things have gone down hill fast. Management sacrificing customer service and quality in favor of stock prices (which have also tanked), zero merit increases, continually asked to take on more and more work without additional compensation. Employee cost of benefits have increased and annual deductible has shot sky high.
The best part of working at WWO was my team, great people who all worked together to create competitive products for our affiliate stations.
management, comparable low salary, high deductible health insurnace
Producer (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 21, 2015
Odd hours are standard in the industry, but constant work is the norm here. No home time, combined with bad pay and an offer for full time that was then revoked on zero basis leads to a poor advancement score.
Great Place To Start Your Career in Broadcast Radio
Affiliate Services Representative (Current Employee) – Manhattan, NY – January 2, 2015
A typical day as an affiliate services representative involves fixing pledge times and interacting with radio stations. The affiliate services team is a phenomenal group of individuals from the top down. You will feel at home and the process of fitting in is extremely easy as everyone comes from different backgrounds and we are able to work together as a team. Definitely has a family atmosphere about it.
Easy Job to get your feet wet in a coorporate atmosphere
Senior Q.A. Analyst/Accounts Receivable (Former Employee) – Galleria Area – November 10, 2014
Metro Networks, the New York based traffic reporting company was acquired by Westwood One in 1999 and then the company changed hands again in 2011 where it was purchased by Clear Channel Communications and was moved to California. I was fortunate enough to have worked for them in the good days through the not-so-good days. I worked in the Accounting department for 9 years and was eventually moved into I.T. where I stayed for 2 years until the department I was working in was moved to California. I was not interested in uprooting my family and moving from Texas.
All of the management staff were top notch and there was not a day I regret having spent around them. I often longingly remember back to my early days at Metro Networks. It is possibly the best corporate job I have ever held for an extended length of time. There were nothing but the cream of the crop working there.
It hardly felt like work because I enjoyed the work and my fellow co-workers so much. Everything about it was fantastic.
Great people, great energy. Always something intriguing going on.
Creative Director/Production Engineer (Former Employee) – Culver City – December 6, 2012
I would review creative content for quality control. My manager was amazing and is a wonderful lady. Loved seeing new upcoming bands/singers come in to record. We also got many celebrities come in for interviews. Great experience.