Sinclair Broadcast Group Employee Reviews

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Big Brother
Credit Manager (Current Employee) –  United StatesAugust 3, 2018
Corporate is very involved in the station activity, even though they don't know the day to day activities that are associated with the work. They see the revenue and are very tight when it comes to giving the profits of their success back to the employees. They are concerned with growth and don't take time to prepare and train their employees adequately for it. You are going to have to figure out a lot by yourself, and find out who to go to for what you need. They expect employees to have a workload that is not always adequate for the employees' success.
Pros
Ability to transfer to other locations
Cons
Too big to have a connection with all employees
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Do not recommend
Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 2, 2018
Depending on which team you join, you may have some really nice co-workers. I had some good colleagues that I would love to work with again.
Someone once asked me why would I associate with a corporation with such negative reputation. If you didn't know about the negative publicity, do a search. Before you join this organization, make sure you are okay with the values this organization has.
Every month I heard a colleague or two left the organization. Some of the reasons were low pay, no growth opportunity, disagreement with management, burned out.
Frequent emergencies caused key individuals to drop everything and worked on the emergencies, sometimes during off business hours.
Different stakeholders had different demands, which increased difficulty to move an initiative forward. Many middle management were resistant to change. Combine this with bureaucratic processes and bad practices, projects were delayed for weeks to months.
Pros
Some coworkers (even though they are leaving quickly)
Cons
High attrition rate, Low PTO, Toxic Culture, Resistant to change, Politics
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Digital sales manager
Digital sales manger (Former Employee) –  Upstate NYAugust 1, 2018
Great coporate team and culture, unfortunately the same doesn’t happen at the local level. local management is short tempered and really doesn’t support digital goals.
Pros
Decent bonus structure
Cons
Local management
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Propoganda-Filled Corporation
Morning Producer (Former Employee) –  Kearney, NEJuly 11, 2018
They have required segments with a political bent. I quit after they required local anchors to read a script bashing other news outlets. Don't work for their stations.
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Great people to work with
News Anchor (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAJuly 11, 2018
Everyone was really easy to work with. The people are the best part of the job. The hardest part was the early morning hours. But over all, a fun place to work.
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Deceptive...don't be fooled
Web Developer (Former Employee) –  Syracuse, NYJune 13, 2018
Close minded management who only micromanages. I'd rather grift on the side of the road than work here again. They gave a different impression of the work environment at the start.
Pros
A lesson learned
Cons
Micromanaging, close minded
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Big company feel, small company opportunities
Master Control Operator (Current Employee) –  Miamisburg, OHJune 10, 2018
My job itself is wonderful. I work with friendly, hardworking individuals in a position that isn’t so demanding as to weigh on me outside of the office. The Management structure, however, allows for very little room to progress or advance.
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Great culture
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 11, 2018
The people make Sinclair a great place to work. The compensation & benefits are on the lower end of the spectrum (at least in the technology sector).
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Don't waste your time with this place
News Photographer (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMay 5, 2018
Management is very poor in making decisions. Terrible communication throughout the entire station. Many reporters were never written up for doing things that is against company policy. Many reporters and other people got away with too many things and the station is poorly ran. You're better off working with Fox6 WBRC (which is #1 in Birmingham).
Pros
It was nice to not be in the newsroom constantly.
Cons
No breaks, always going to sketchy neighborhoods for no reason. News Director is arrogant, obnoxious, and chooses favorites.
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Learn your craft and move on
Promotions Editor (Former Employee) –  Hunt Valley, MDApril 29, 2018
Sinclair offers the chances for you to branch out and learn your path. However if you are in production/news, the compensation is not competitive and unless you are creating any sort of financial ripples in the company, your actions & contributions will go unnoticed.
It's great to learn your craft, but once you are competent, move to better opportunities.
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Sinclair Reivew
Camera Operator (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDApril 26, 2018
I work at Sinclair as a camera operator. I get up at 2:30am for a minimum wage job. Why? Because nothing worth having ever comes easy. I will work as hard as I can to get promoted to Creative Services.
Pros
Plenty of room for advancement
Cons
4am call time. That sucks.
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productive and great co-workers
Fulfill Executive Producer's (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAApril 17, 2018
Great people and environment. The reporters were both seasoned professionals and newbies straight out of college who were able to learn from them. Terrific learning environment.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKApril 10, 2018
Good pay and benefits. Culture depends on local management. Fast passed and stressful. Too many half baked special projects you were required to sell.
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If you’re an ultra conservative this company is for you
Creative Services producer/Editor (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHApril 2, 2018
I worked at the station for 18 years before Sinclair bought out the previous owner. The station was always fun to work for with great team spirit until SBG came in. It’s an ultra conservative company that doesn’t tolerate different viewpoints. We were a true News station until mandates and opinions were forced to the airwaves. I could not make myself be a propaganda tool so I left for greener pastures 5 years ago, and things seemed to gotten worse by what I see on air. Don’t waste your time if you believe people should here both sides of a news story.
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Great Management... Small chance for advancement
Network Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 27, 2018
Great Management... however small chances for advancement. Long hours, wish pay compensation matched this as well. Compassionate upper level management.
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Not a sales friendly organization
Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Cockeysville, MDMarch 20, 2018
Absolutely the worst place to work as a salesperson. Management has no loyalty and often treat new people better than those with tenure. Company has a rigged payment system, and saves thousands of dollars by not paying commissions that are owed.
Pros
Non
Cons
Treat you as a number and expect you to be salesperson, creative director, digital expert, copy writer, and bill collector
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very liberal company
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMarch 7, 2018
Sinclair owns a good group of stations. Has a good training program. Some great talent in senior management. Boys club.
Culture is laid down at the local level.
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Generally laid back with periods of intense activity.
Master Control Operator (Former Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IAMarch 1, 2018
Biggest issue I had was that management is literally looking over your shoulder whenever you're on shift. Inherently stressful. A typical day would include prepping programs for air. Quality check and ingesting commercials for later air. Then monitoring and making adjustments as required to an automation system which controlled all on-air product.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Stressful working environment
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Results may not have been typical
Account Executive/Outside Sales (Former Employee) –  Huntington, WVFebruary 27, 2018
I learned a great deal about the industry, loved the business and eventually had significant degree of success. It was a very high paced environment. Eventually, accounts were reassigned whether or not I had developed them, etc, irrespective of performance and market share received, until it became basically not viable to continue there.
Pros
Excellent benefits, resources, experience
Cons
Management, political, ego's etc.
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Challenging
Inside Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAFebruary 27, 2018
Great opportunity for growth. Fast paced and challenging and a great opportunity for those eager to grow. Will set you up for success along with a great atmosphere.
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