Sinclair Broadcast Group Employee Reviews

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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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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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Part-Time Events
Part-Time Events Staff (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 16, 2018
A flexible, part-time job best suited for college students (as most of your co-workers will be).

While certain events could be worth the compensation, most are not. Some events are paid by the hour, and a good handful are flat-rate events.

While the flat-rate might be good compensation for the event itself, a lot of the time did not account for the VERY long commutes/travel times to-and-from the events (2-3 hrs one way in some cases).

There isn't a lot of transparency between part-time staff and management--a lot of things are over your head. As much as they'd like to act like your opinion is valid, the fact that you don't even have access to the office itself speaks volumes. It's hard to feel like you're "apart of the team" when you can't even go up into the offices of your seniors (or the offices at all for that matter). Regular face-to-face meetings with people on the team (and people you maybe haven't worked with) would help build team morale as opposed to email feedback.

The events themselves were fine, but with passive-aggressive upper management and severe lack of workplace involvement or culture, it is really only meant for college kids looking for extra cash.
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Flexible schedule
Cons
Compensation, hours, management
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Solid
Master Control Operator (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIFebruary 11, 2018
I had the graveyard shift so there's only so good the job can possibly be but they had a good team of people. Good training decent flexibility solid culture,
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Not too bad
Marketing Consultant (Broadcast, Digital, SEM/SEO) (Current Employee) –  Quincy, ILFebruary 2, 2018
New to the marketing world when I started. They stated that it really can take up to 2 years before you really feel comfortable with Marketing as a whole. They were correct. It gets better.
Pros
Make your own schedule
Cons
Not many. Difficult starting out but it gets better.
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Toxic people low pay
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 28, 2018
One sales managers I worked with is sexist, racist, and homophobic. The other completely apathetic. He didnt hire a woman because she was "manly" the sales department is toxic and worst of all HR represents the corporation and doesn't protect workers. The pay is extremely low, there is no room for advancement. I would not suggest working for this putrid company and their disgraceful culture.
Pros
Noboby cared what you did
Cons
Pay, culture, toxic people
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All about the money
Producer (Current Employee) –  United StatesJanuary 24, 2018
This company will spend tons of money on acquiring stations in new markets, but has been consistent in keeping raises less than inflation. The things they do decide to spend money on is a slap in the face to the people who are actually making sure their business is running properly and making the money to begin with. Managements viewpoint is, essentially, if you want better pay, find a new job. Because of how big the company is, there seems to be a disconnect between how the upper level management views the company and company attitudes and how regular employees feel about where they work.
This position has semi flexible work hours and can be a new adventure every day. The gratification you get from clients who enjoy the work you do for them is rewarding, but if you're looking to get rich with this company, in this position, look elsewhere.
The health benefits are also better then most other companies that I know of.
Pros
Semi flexible work hours, good health benefits
Cons
Comparably low wages, all the red tape and apathy that comes with a company this big
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Stressful workplace
Local Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Amarillo, TXJanuary 23, 2018
Start every morning with a meeting. Learn by watching webinars. Poor management. The hardest part of the job is the constant stress from management who make you feel like your best is not good enough they always want more. The most enjoyable part of the job was the nice people that work there.
Pros
Benefits are good
Cons
The building is cold all year around.
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