LIN Media Reviews
42% would recommend to a friend
(43 total reviews)
Vincent L. Sadusky
59% approve of CEO
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Updated 18 Sept 2023
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- 3.014 Apr 2014Creative ServicesFormer Employee, more than 3 years
They own several large media outlets. With that you can get good experience in the business. They are often looking for new talent, and for someone young this can be a path into the industry, if trial by fire. They are one of the big players in media, and merging with General Media means a certain level of stability in a troubled market.
Risk averse in decisions about modern media. They tend to be quite disconnected from their staff. General thoughts among most workers are that they are anti-union, and generally anti-worker, while continually pushing out good talent in order to save money for the bottom line. Sales staff tends to fare better, IF they can perform.
- 3.019 Mar 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Benefits are good. They have a generous yearly reward program for outstanding employees. You'll have good perks...if you are a manager. If you work for a good manager, your job can be very enjoyable.
You have to participate in the yearly Wellness Program in order to keep your health premiums down. If you don't work for a good manager, expect your complaints to be ignored. HR is VERY shady. They do a lot of downsizing and hubbing. It's TV so don't expect high pay if you are a foot soldier. The industry is more about loving what you do than loving how much you make.2
- 4.03 Jun 2013Technical DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsTopeka, KS
Large, organized institution with years of broadcast experience and a commitment to excellence. Comprehensive benefits and reward programs. Looking forward to the increased direction and structure that I believe they will implement.
Recently acquired a large number of stations, leading to a lot on the company's plate. The oversight at the local level has been lacking and led to some abuses of authority and lack of direction. In their effort to standardize the recently acquired stations, many changes over a small amount of time have led to quite a bit of chaos at the local level as well.
- 1.04 May 2014SalesCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsGreen Bay, WI
Great benefits that is really it. Most of the people are friendly but they will stab you in your back at first chance
I worked here for several years and what I saw is astonishing. They are ripping people off and lying to their face about what results they are getting. They fired a kid who left a 60k job to come work here. They refused to train him or give him access to his accounts but it was his fault and they let him go then denied him unemployment. You get no results from advertising with WLUK fox 11 or cw14 they are just scamming you and taking your money. Their programming is horrible and I think the results are a lie as well. It is full commissioned job with only 3 months of base pay that barely covers your expenses if you want to sell television advertising work for a real tv station. The only thing they have is football and unless you can shell out $2500 per commercial you will not be seen.2
- 3.08 Sept 2015SalesFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsNew York, NY
The comp plan for sellers - there is no other place like it. Uncapped, and 5% commission paid out every single month. Co-workers. I stayed at LIN longer than I should have because of how close I was with my co-workers. Great group of people.
The CRO is crazy - lies over the most ridiculous things. No structure and accountability surrounding accounts. The salary range is VERY diverse. Some sellers are paid a base of $90k while others are paid $130k, both having the same credentials and work experience. Huge employee turnover. The most I've ever seen at any organization. Also the keep acquiring new companies and have every sales rep sell all the products...a lot of confusion and stepping on toes.1
- 4.027 Jan 2009Anchor/ReporterFormer EmployeeDayton, OH
From my experience the company basically let you apply your skills with minimal micro managing. Management was fair in its treatment of staff, usually hearing both sides of disagreements before settling a dispute. Willing to grant schedule requests as long as there were not conflicting issues.
Communication between management and staff somewhat lacking. Suggestions to improve newscasts were not acted upon. The same simple mistakes, like spelling on banners were made on a daily basis and nothing was ever said or done by management to rectify the problem. It detracted from the credibility you try to establish with your audience and apparently was seen as that important.
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LIN Media has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 46 reviews left anonymously by employees. 42% of employees would recommend working at LIN Media to a friend and 24% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.
42% of LIN Media employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated LIN Media 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.