Entercom Communications Corp. Employee Reviews

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Overworked and Underpaid
Promotions Manager (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 29, 2018
In this position you will be overworked and severely underpaid for the amount of work you do. Not only will you be underpaid, you will be underappreciated by the entire staff, especially by upper management. There are some fun perks to this job like getting to work with artists very, very occasionally, but most of the time you are sitting in the office doing paperwork. You will be forced to work most weekends with no extra pay. This is not an 8:30 to 5:30 job. They will tell you that if you get your work done you will have flexible in office hours, but this is not true. You will get reprimanded if you are late to work by even one minute.
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Overworked, Underpaid, Underappreciated
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working here sounds cooler than it is.
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIJuly 23, 2018
Working here seemed like a really cool opportunity- 3 major radio stations, free concert tickets... and that's about it. The pay was garbage, the management was worthless, there was no CRM set up for sales teams, no training, no coaching, no goal setting, the amount of dollars for a "great" close is laughable. I learned nothing here besides patience and how to work with bad managers. The turnover here was outrageous. By the time I was 6 months in, nearly the entire group of people who worked on the sales team were replaced by new people. I only stayed as long as I did because I was relocating to a new city and had to wait to move.
The only good part is that the job was effortless, so you don't need to put many hours in outside of a typical work-day.
Pros
sometimes free concerts
Cons
awful pay, awful management
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Depressing
Promotions Assistant (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNApril 4, 2018
The management at Entercom is terrible!! They have favorites and will make you feel terrible if you're not one. You get paid minimum wage. You're there the earliest and stay the latest. Treated and called interns and do the jobs that others simply don't want to do. They criticize you more than they compliment you. They will make you work outside wether it's -20 degrees or nearly 110 degrees (I've done both). I still work there by the way so I'm not saying this because I got fired or doing this out of spite. I would never recommend working there to anyone! It's a waste of time and no chance of career advancement. It started out as fun. Management has changed and it has been going down hill and shows no sign of stopping. The management is just really really terrible! You're treat just so disrespectful. You have to pay for parking everyday while the"more important, better paid" employee's get parking passes. It truly is depressing.
Pros
Very very rare perks (ticket to a concert or sporting event)
Cons
Short to no breaks, No benefits, Terrible work environment, Awful management, Random hours
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Fun
Sales Administration Manager (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYFebruary 16, 2018
Super fun place to work. Pay is pretty low however the work environment is great. Co workers are wonderful. Can be stressful at tmes. Multiple people performing mutiple jobs in house
Pros
Fun, events
Cons
very low pay
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Loved the people
Digital director of Sales Memphis (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNJanuary 4, 2018
Loved the people .. product and technology investment outside of traditional media was minimal which is a vital to attain new clients and/or their already allocated budgets
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different work enviorment
Corporate Accountant (Current Employee) –  PennsylvaniaNovember 28, 2017
entercom is a great company with alot of growth. the only thing I would change is the communication between everyone. Also the traning for the postion they throw you into the fire without proper traning
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Fun and well organized
On Air Talent (Former Employee) –  Mission, KSAugust 24, 2017
Entercom is a great company to work for. Their internship program is amazing! (I almost said flawless, but then I remembered that it was unpaid! haha)
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Nice place to work
Staff Assistant (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCJune 17, 2017
Work experience with Entercom will vary from market to market. Greenville Spartanburg is a good place to work. Nice people, good facilities, competitive market. Management is very hands on and treats staff well. Friendly environment. Great city to live in.
Pros
Friendly people, good management
Cons
Not much room for advancement
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Big/Little Company
Morning Show Host (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 27, 2017
Decent company to work for. They tend to be commitee driven at times which takes the spontaneity out of promotions and hurts in the ratings process. The local manager seems to adhere to certain formats and doesn't focus on stations that
don't cater to his interests.
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Great environment
Radio Producer, Board Operator (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLJanuary 17, 2017
Good environment up to date equipment good location, good radio signal strong signal flexible hours to make more cash part time
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Fun, little to no pay
Part timer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 15, 2017
Uhh, yea, fun place with all the perks but really thats all there is. The perks. the pay is the worst in any industry. Part timers are better off working for mcdonalds!
Pros
Fun perks
Cons
Terrible pay
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Forward thinking company
Assistant Program Director (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 27, 2015
Company culture varies from market to market. Emphasis on local company impact is good. good balance of work and family atmosphere.
Pros
Decent pay, benefits, work enviornment
Cons
corporate changes occur frequently
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Very top-heavy
worker bee (Current Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 8, 2014
Too many chefs and not enough dishwashers. It seemed like everyone wanted to create the menu options but no one wanted to cook or clean to get it done..
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Great internship experience
Intern for Sales (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach VaJuly 29, 2013
I interned for Entercom in Virginia Beach and it was a great experience if I was offered a position with them I would have taken it. You get a great experience not only in sales but with media in radio and broadcasting as well.
Pros
Hour lunch break and great managers
Cons
No room to move up
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Relaxed culture
Promotions Intern (Former Employee) –  Mission, KSApril 23, 2013
I went through my internship there and experienced several knew marketing tools in a traditional advertising industry. Made some great connections with other employees. Great work experience but not a company worth making a career out of.
Pros
thirsty thursdays, concert tickets, get to meet celebrities
Cons
low pay, simple work, tedious
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Decent culture poor pay and security
Technical area (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 21, 2011
For all of the radio companies out there, Entercom is the tops in many ways. One being the culture of local ideas are best, there are few corporate mandates and most decisions are made independent of other stations/markets.

That said, they focus most of their energy on business development and sales, little on quality staff to make the stations and their promotional assets shine. It is frustrating to watch as many clients are squeezed dry with little to offer in the way of service.

If you're in sales, have fun! You'll enjoy the work. Any other area will be rough to get funding and/or staff to succeed.
Pros
relaxed, best radio company, decent life balance, culture, empowerment
Cons
pay, resources, attention to detail, radio industry currently hard, chasing money, too much management
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