iHeartMedia, Inc.
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Fun and Professional

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iHeartMedia is full of a good amount of young professionals who are fun to work with. The feel at this place is pretty serious for such a non-serious radio provider. If you don't prove that you deserve to be there, you're out.

Pros

Fun environment

Cons

long hours
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The ablity to do a job and enjoy what you do.

This company understands people and their needs. Flexiblity has been great when switching from one job to another. The way they worked during the pandemic has been wonderful and easy to transition from office to home. I have been in radio 30 plus years and next to the mom and pop radio stations this is the best big company radio i have worked for ever.

Pros

pay that is equal to skills and experience

Cons

some times there's a slow down of work.
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Fun work, low pay

A fun place to work with overall kind and energetic people. Just not sustainable based on low pay and lack of growth opportunities. A good starter job or job while in school.
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Do not work here

This company is just looking for people to fill seats. There is no sense of belonging and no leadership. They have managers who want to talk at you, won't help you, and rarely help close a deal. They will take credit of your successes but blame you 100% on the failures. The commission used to be good, till they cut it back 5%.

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Coworkers

Cons

Management
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High stress, no work/life balance; ridiculous expectations

Unattainable goals/expectations; constant curve balls; more required busy work than actual sales. You are not a person. Just a cog trying desperately to keep your head above water. Amount of stress is definitely not worth it. Run in the other direction… now.

Pros

Flexibility; control of income to an extent

Cons

Constant stress; commission restructuring; micromanaging
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Neat internship

As an intern, you are responsible for setting up tents, displays and marketing materials. Mostly working the booths. Easy work but long hours and very low pay

Pros

Flexible schedule

Cons

Pay
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fun coworkers

lots of meetings, lots of time to collaborate with others, smaller office so its more hands on with bosses and coworkers. feels like a family and you are able to express yourself
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Bad place to work

Unless you're part of the clique management will be there for you. There is favoritism with certain people of the group. Only benefit was that it's an easy drive to get there to go to work.

Pros

None

Cons

Management, no way to advance in your career.
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Working here is not as cool as it looks. Be warned

Undervalued, overworked with zero room for growth. A dead end job with a fancy company name. Terribly unorganized management team who never says a word of thanks after asking you to jump through hoops, working extra and takes credit for what you've done for them to boot. Very high school vibe with lots of drama, you can very clearly see who the 'cool kids' are the way some conduct themselves. If you are interested in staying a professional and respectable adult take your time, energy, value somewhere else where you'll be appreciated and respected.

Pros

Casual work environment

Cons

Toxic work culture
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Overworked and stressful at times.

Very fast paced and overworked. Close was wake work sleep work for 3 days. Exposed to a lot. Great opportunity to gain experience. Loved my direct management.

Pros

Exposed to a lot. Great place to gain experience.

Cons

Short staffed and overworked.
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The bad far outweighs the good

The company at large operates in an exciting space, but when a broadcast radio company based in terrestrial markets has been retrofit to be a full-blown national advertising and digital marketing agency at this scale, issues are going to occur. The systems aren’t integrated, ways of working and processes are convoluted, billing is often incorrect, campaigns often do not go live as planned, etc. Long term solutions to this disarray aren’t a priority with management at all, so it’s a vicious cycle of putting out fires and disappointing the client. At 100% commission, time is money and if nothing ever works smoothly and all of your time is spent solving errors or on the apology tour with clients, you’re left with little time, energy, or patience to actually grow the business.

Pros

Work remotely

Cons

Poor management, antiquated systems and processes, poor benefits, lack of integrity, dishonesty, zero investment in development or growth
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So Bad

Where to start? Well--Work/life Balance-The only reason work/life balance isn't a 0 is because most employees still work from home and that is only because it is cheaper for the company as they have less utilities to pay. Also-- despite the fact you are getting your work done in a timely fashion they treat you like a child and remind you that it is a "benefit" to be able to work from home.Advanced me- None. Next.Pay- Hadn't had a raise in four years. Last time I did it was a 25 cent and hour raise.Staff- There used to be some great people, but they fired 3/4ths of our branch.Management/ Job Culture--- Suuuuuucks. Such negativity.Encouragement- None. One manager only complimented me once-- on my last day. They give no encouragement at all. You will go weeks without hearing a word from your boss--- but if you do it is only because they think you screwed up, I left this year for a position at a different company where literally everything is the exact opposite of this place.In short- Just say no. It is not worth the stress.

Pros

Occasionally free tickets

Cons

healthcare, work culture, everything else
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Toxic Work Environment and Horrible Pay

Every employee, in every role and department, was severely underpaid for their work, experience, and the value they added to the company. Most of the staff disliked their jobs, and openly talked about their unhappiness, and also frequent discussion of people trying to find other jobs. If you look at a role at iHeartMedia and a comparable role at any other company in the area, iHeartMedia was paying their employees almost half of what other companies would pay for the same work. There was also little room for advancement. They did not help employees grow, learn, and develop their career and skills. While management claims they believe in "hiring from within," they would pass 30 employee applications for a promotion and bring in someone new instead. There was not a lot of recognition for people's work, but if somebody messed up once, they were often fired for their first mistake. The workplace culture was toxic, there was always drama and gossip going around. Most of the employees dated each other at one point or another. The managers often had favorite employees, that would be given special roles and benefits. This not only upset the other employees, but made the "favorite" employees feel guilty and ostracized from their coworkers who were jealous. The turnover rate for every position was extremely high, they could not keep positions filled for very long. Overall, the work itself was always easy and manageable, but the downside to that was that there was no challenges or opportunities to learn and gain more responsibility. The jobs are often dead ends, and often people - 

Pros

Free concert tickets, celebrity meet and greet passes, flexible hours

Cons

salaries for all positions are much lower than the same positions at other companies, office drama, no room for advancement, no career advancement or development opportunities, high turnover rate for all jobs and departments, disorganized, underfunded
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Cool company but stressful job.

The perks of the job (free tickets, events, fun culture, etc.) are outweighed by poor pay and highly stressful sales environment. Great place to get some outbound experience.
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Terrible culture

Worst workplace culture in Denver. Would not recommend working here unless you like cliques and high school gossip at work. Favoritism and management goes hand and hand at iHeart Denver.
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The CEO destroyed this company

The broadcast industry WAS one of the most dynamic and fun environments to work in. The CEO systematically let go employees to let "Artificial Intelligence" take over. Our staff was reduced from over 130 employees to about 10 over the years. This occurred Nationwide and ruined thousands of livelihoods of people who gave their heart and sole to an ungrateful company.

Pros

Co-workers

Cons

Ceo, Pay scale, job security
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Dead end corporate job

Had some great co-workers, but upper management treats you like nothing more than a number and a data point. Overall, a miserable experience. Additionally, there is no career advancement, and don't ever expect a raise. Don't treat this place as anything other than a stepping stone.
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Best place I've ever worked for, but not paid enough

No raises, ever unless you move up. Cost of living catches up to you so wages are only downside. Had the best time of my life working there, some bumps in the road is usual working so many different personalities but it's what you make of it. I would 100% go back if wages are increased. Miss this place to be honest but not the pay.
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Very corporate

This was a fun place to work when I started working there but over time it got less fun with all the corporate influence from bosses hundreds of miles away.
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Fantastic Company

You’ll learn a lot and challenge yourself. Having been in the industry most of my life, this was my choice company. The benefits were top notch and you can’t find a better group to develop creatively. The corporate world is not mom and pop radio so it isn’t for everyone. This is definitely a high stress spot once you enter top 40 markets and certainly top 10. There isn’t room for nervous breakdowns every lay off season. Your determination and your grit will keep you in the game here and it will pay off.

Pros

Good pay for the talented, incredible opportunities, outstanding people

Cons

Long hours, lay offs suck, stress
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Perfect job for someone who doesn’t have bills to pay

I would not recommend this job to someone who has real responsibilities outside work such as paying bills or raising children. You are expected to have complete open availability and to work above and beyond for little compensation. Sales people are quick to throw promotions people under the bus if things go wrong and management will speak to you like a child regardless of age.

Pros

Concert tickets, events

Cons

Poor Management, compensation, long hours, high turnover
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