Emmis Communications

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Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated 18 July 2014
Updated 18 July 2014
45 Reviews
3.8
45 Reviews
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Emmis Communications Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Smulyan
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  1.  

    Great experience

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emmis Communications

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No Cons. You learn something.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Programming
    Current Employee - Programming

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collaborative 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.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a great company to work for.

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

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving us gizmos and free lunch. Have bonuses and raises for your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture and values. Great brands, supportive management

    Cons

    Tight budgets and cost cutting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    1). 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!

    Cons

    1.) 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 ManagementAdvice

    I doubt they would listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Culture Unlike Any Other

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Director  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Director in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Limited 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 ManagementAdvice

    More 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun Environment but pay sucks

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    Former Employee - Producer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little people. Sometimes they need a raise too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emmis Communications full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very dry, stuffy and stiff environment. Forced fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Difficult, but in a good way.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programming Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Programming Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The number of responsibilities can be overwhelming

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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