Emmis Communications

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Emmis Communications Reviews

Updated 3 December 2014
Updated 3 December 2014
52 Reviews
3.9
52 Reviews
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Emmis Communications Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Smulyan
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31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Laid back office environment, decent pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits, and perks like event and concert tickets (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Radio is a tough business overall but we have a great team (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    learning , challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Holmesburg Finance Station Post Office, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Holmesburg Finance Station Post Office, PA (US)

    I have been working at Emmis Communications

    Pros

    good people, good leaders, teamwork

    Cons

    clients demands too unrealistic. very tight schedule, sudden changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your people with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic learning opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emmis Communications as an intern

    Pros

    If you raise your hand, you'll be rewarded. There were opportunities to work with a variety of staff members on almost any project. Supervisors are still very understanding of being a student and an intern and balancing both of those roles.

    Cons

    If you don't volunteer for things, may not have as many opportunities to succeed/earn clips because there can be multiple interns working at the same time. It could be easy for some to get lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Internship experience

    Former Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA (US)

    I worked at Emmis Communications as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great laid back environment. Actually learn a lot about radio on the entertainment side a well as the business side.

    Cons

    Some times the interns have no work and nothing to do. That is when you should make your self known to all the other departments and make yourself stick out.

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  5.  

    Great company to intern for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Emmis Communications as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to intern for. Every employee is very friendly and willing to help you with anything. Very flexible at working with your school schedule. Interns are encouraged to job shadow in various different departments, which is pretty cool. I interned in the spring and got to help the marketing/promotions department with SXSW. Great learning experience. Gives you good insight of how a radio broadcasting company functions.

    Cons

    Opportunities for employment at the end of the internship are pretty slim. Internship is also unpaid and you must get school credit in order to intern for Emmis. Other than that, everything else is pretty great.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Management truly cares for its employees

    Cons

    Hard economic times have made for challenges to the business model

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Emmis Communications

    Pros

    Working in the corporate HQ building has it's perks. It was a beautiful building during my time there. Great employees. Fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    In my time there, the company struggled with cash flow so I saw some creature comforts go away....nothing that messed with my day to day work life, just perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time with everyone, not just sales people!

  8.  

    Room to grow, fun company, some issues - but nothing you can't deal with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People (Austin) are great, fun, and generally seem to like what they do. Great benefits, and perks like event and concert tickets. Decisions for the cluster are made at the local level, not a lot of upper-management interference.

    Cons

    Pretty low compensation (excluding high performing commissioned sales). Not a lot of growth opportunity for most employees. Marketing and digital departments, while they try to stay relevant, are generally a step behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in employees; compensation, education, training, and try to bring in top talent, not "middle of the road" in developing categories like digital and content producers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Good Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programming
    Current Employee - Programming

    I have been working at Emmis Communications full-time (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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