iHeartMedia, Inc.
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Fun work, low pay

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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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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


Flexible schedule


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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.


Work remotely


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.


Occasionally free tickets


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 - 


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


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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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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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.


Good pay for the talented, incredible opportunities, outstanding people


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.


Concert tickets, events


Poor Management, compensation, long hours, high turnover
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Easy and Flexible

Work was very simple, with a flexible schedule. However the pay was basically minimum wage. Came with a lot of benefits, free concerts, and meet the artists sometimes.


great perks


pay was low
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You'd think it would be fun to work here...

Think again. Job got worse and worse each year. No recognition or fair compensation for hard work and loyalty. Constant layoffs and cutting of perks with inferior benefits offered. Remaining employees absorbed the workload with no appreciation or pay increase. Culture was fear-based. Basically, "You should just be grateful to have a job. More changes are coming." Lots of micro-management at the local level and clueless management at the corporate level. Must generate revenue to be valued. Sales and Programming (on-air) are favored. Saving revenue (support staff) is overlooked.


Working remotely


Low pay, no performance reviews, no recognition, heavy workload
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Not a bad place

Pay is low but good place to work they treat you fairly and will give you time off when needed. If you have a chance to work there do it. Even if pay is low
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Compensation plans change all of the time

Compensation plans change almost every year (sometimes twice in the same year). The new plans are never as good as the previous one. This makes it very difficult to earn more in one year than you did in the prior year.


Attending events like concerts


No pay increase in seven years
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Great job to build sales experience

Really great work environment and work culture. Healthy competition among sales team. Team oriented with lots of outings. Great benefits and work experience.
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Was a fun place to work at. Management needs overhaul

Is fun to work there but once management sees you’re having too much fun and they’re not included they pick on you, write you up and think you need extra training to perform your job. Also if you’re not liked and not in their click, forget it they’ll use you and make your life a living nightmare. How are you a manager and don’t know how to perform your leads workload but yet you write up an employee because they’re performing under par? Glad I’m not working in a toxic environment nor for that... person anymore. DO NOT WORK IN CASH APPLICATION.


401k match, HSA worth it


No raises, no time off within certain days of month, no making up time unless you’re in the click, you’re doomed if you have special accommodations per HR request.
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No Stability / Great Co-Workers

iHeart Latham could be a wonderful place to work if not ruled by an iron fist. Quality work comes from employees, but they are motivated by fear and seldom rewarded for their efforts. Pay is low and layoffs are common.




management, salary, few opportunities for growth
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great people

This was a wonderful company to work for and wonderful people to work with the creativity the humor and yes of course the compensation was all good Many people are there for 10 years or more


the people


not enough people
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Terrible place to work

Don't even waste your time in working for this company. COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are no raises and no annual reviews. That means don't expect a pay raise at all during your time here. Management doesn't help you succeed, they just belittle you for the job you actually do. There is no work-life balance as you are expected to be available for overtime at every cost.
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Fun environment, not great compensation

I really enjoyed working at iHeart, there were a lot of perks such as free concerts, an exciting work environment and like minded and fun coworkers. The pay however wasn't so great, we got minimum wage and no benefits, even though we sometimes worked more than 40 hours per week. I think this company has some perks but the pay isn't worth it in the long run.
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ok but no growth

Overall ok but there are no annual raises or regular promotions unless you are one of the teachers pets.Ok if you just like to coast in a job but you end up feeling under appreciated and under valued.


coworkers are ok


low pay
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