Emmis Communications

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Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.7 45 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Emmis Communications Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Smulyan

Jeff Smulyan

(27 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experience

    Digital Intern (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO (US)

    ProsI enjoyed my co-workers I wish I could have furthered my experience here.

    ConsThey never seemed to have enough for me to do.
    They do not utilize social media very well.
    Did not promote team building in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart people, can improve your skills, detail instructions what you do daily basis

    ConsNo Cons. You learn something.

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    Overall a great company to work for.

    Sales Assistant (Former Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsFree concert tickets, EVERY holiday off, birthday off, fun events, laid back atmosphere.

    ConsCrap pay. After taxes I made $829 every 2 weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop giving us gizmos and free lunch. Have bonuses and raises for your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's fun, working for/with the smart guys.

    Programming (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative vibe without the sense that moves are dictated top-down. Local programmers are given the freedom to be local programmers. Navigational tools to succeed are there.

    ConsNot a lot of positions within the company to grow "to", with just a handful of markets and 20ish stations. And winning tools exist, but there could always be more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly, in today's business climate, I wouldn't ask for anything to be done differently. It's not as great a place to work as a decade ago, but I still think it's an industry leader, with good folks who are always looking for new opportunities to forward the company, and share in its successes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great if you're in Management..otherwise not so much

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    Pros1). In most markets Emmis has good media products
    2.) Generally has a good reputation
    3.) Benefits were good at the time that I left
    4.) You could have some really great co-workers like I did!

    Cons1.) Management is completely out of touch with what's happening on the streets and what sellers are up against
    2.) Ineffective communication for a communications company
    3.) Micro-managemnt of some and no oversight whatsoever of others

    Advice to Senior ManagementI doubt they would listen

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture and values. Great brands, supportive management

    ConsTight budgets and cost cutting

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Culture Unlike Any Other

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

    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)

    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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    Difficult, but in a good way.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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