Emmis Communications
3.7 of 5 39 reviews
www.emmis.com Indianapolis, IN 1000 to 5000 Employees

Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.7 39 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Emmis Communications Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Smulyan

Jeff Smulyan

(24 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A Culture Unlike Any Other

Promotions Director (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Emmis Communications full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat people, innovative ideas, free-wheeling encouraged, great benefits, superb perks, and constant praise given for a job well done. Emmis is a company with its finger on the pulse of many industries and the people that make it to the top are normally the cream-of-the-crop.

ConsLimited advancement opportunities - though this is because not many people want to leave the company; Emmis does, at times, choose to take the safe route instead of blazing their own trail.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore development on existing staff; a need to examine their "best bet" to assure that they are a true fit to the overall team; a conscious effort to take the suggestions of lower & mid-level staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun Environment but pay sucks

Producer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Emmis Communications full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCoworkers are fun. It's a fun environment. Had some perks like concert tickets. Time off was easy to get and managers were understanding.

ConsIt's hard to move up and the pay isn't very good.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget the little people. Sometimes they need a raise too.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Like Working in an Episode of "The Office," Except No One is Funny...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Emmis Communications full-time

ProsSome very nice people who would probably be great to know outside of work.

ConsVery dry, stuffy and stiff environment. Forced fun.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppoint people to delegate that have real leadership qualities and can handle the balance between being a boss/friend.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Difficult, but in a good way.

Programming Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Emmis Communications as an intern for less than a year

ProsInterns are given a great deal of responsibility. Good supervision. Fast paced and fun. Great opportunity for communications/journalism college students.

ConsThe number of responsibilities can be overwhelming

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent work life balance

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I worked at Emmis Communications full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEarning potential is good and there's a lot of perks

ConsHad issue with manager being unethical

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On Air Host (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Emmis Communications part-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt was one of the best places I ever worked! Colleagues were very supportive of one another. The stations were very professionally managed, and led by very focused and successful upper management. Expectations were clearly explained, station plans were very organized and executed very efficiently. Staff rarely called off work, high morale, and fun social events for coworkers where we could comfortably let our hair down, on occasion.

ConsI honestly cant think of any, other than it was unfortunate that our station's format flipped after several years of being a heritage format/station, resulting in many extremely- talented individuals being let go.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone...other than to bring back the Smooth Jazz format (Note: the last year I worked for Emmis was actually 2008 (not 2009) but the dropdown did not go back far enough to 2008. Our format flipped in Feb 2008.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A dog eat dog world

Promotion Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Emmis Communications part-time for more than a year

ProsMeet outside clients
Access to some concerts/shows
Learn your worth/value, and you understand that you deserve more. It's a great opportunity to learn why you shouldn't settle.

ConsThere may be a week where you are only selected to work 2 days. Don't expect to always be on the schedule. Weekend hours are required. There is little to no growth within the company. The promotions department is definitely a revolving door, especially when it pertains to entry level positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop viewing employees as just a number. Allow hardworking employees to at least experience and learn more within other departments. There should be no reason why there are 25-28 year old hardworking/experienced employers on a promotions team for 3-5 years. Promote growth within your company and stop trying to hold employers back.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ethical, team oriented, highly value employees

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-Fair compensation
-Excellent leadership
-Great office culture
-Good benefits, generous holiday schedule
-No micro management
-Great employee wellness program
-Forward thinking organization
-Financially stable

Cons-No stock options for entry to mid-level employees
-Slightly understaffed in some departments
-Overall, an excellent company to work for

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Human Resources Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Emmis Communications as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood Location, Environment, Nice coworkers

ConsRadio industry is going down... and it's uppaid internship

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Emmis Communications

ProsGood atmosphere and nice place

Consno career advancement opportunities in the company

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to care more about the department

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