Radio One Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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BBC Radio 1 is a British national radio station owned and operated by the BBC, specializing in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres at night, including electronica, dance, hip hop, and indie, whilst its sister station 1Xtra plays Black contemporary music, including hip hop and R&B. Radio 1 broadcasts throughout the UK on FM between 97.1

"Whoever does Radio 1 playlist suck my d*ck! I’m tired of you C*cksuckers you better stop playing me." says Dizzee Rascal on Twitter on November 5, 2013:

"Whoever does Radio 1 playlist suck my dick! I’m tired of you Cocksuckers you better stop playing me. Make up your fucking minds!!!” he began. “I’m tired of putting up with these 2 faced pricks at Radio 1! If anyone’s got a problem let me know. All this nice guy shits dead!”

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Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"Commissioned sales position where everyone was encouraged to compete with each other, not collaborate. Urban environment with racist overtones. I was the only non AA sales person on the force."

Traffic Clerk (Former Employee) says

"The station went out of business but was a fun place to work with great co-workers while it was still operational. The work sometimes got monotonous. Cons: low pay, poor management"

Marketing (Current Employee) says

"Radio One prides themselves on being the Urban Media Specialist yet they lack the necessary tools, equipment and foresight to be competitive. Executive managers often micro-manage and lack necessary management skills and training to effectively lead. This organization is reactive instead of proactive and will continue to lose talent because of their inability to adapt."

Board Operator (Former Employee) says

"Working for Radio One has been one of the most trying employment experiences I've ever had. Management is less than supportive and often find ways to discourage rather that uplift their employees. I was often given more responsibilities due to my large skill set and talent, however I was never offered a pay increase above minimum wage. While I appreciate the experience working as a substitute on-air host, Public Affairs Producer, and audio engineer; at some point you have to recognize your worth and move on when you aren't being promoted. I would not recommend working for this company if you are a seasoned professional. Working here is only ideal if you're looking for an unpaid internship just to gain experience. Cons: The lack of compensation and management"

Marketing and Communications Manager (Former Employee) says

"This is one of the most unhealthy environments I have ever worked in. It started from the top down. Management was verbally abusive, non inclusive and sometimes racist. Management ignored please for better treatment and ignored complaints of abuse and discrimination. The corporate HR department's main goal was to protect managers."

Imaging Director (Former Employee) says

"The culture is terrible but worst of all, the corporate office is horrible. They make terrible decisions all the time and seem to have no idea what they’re doing or are doing it for the wrong reasons."

Integrated Media Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Radio One, Indianapolis is an extremely toxic and hostile environment, Employees are constantly harassed and ridiculed. It is not an organization that I would recommend to any professional. Cons: too many to detail"

Promotions Director (Former Employee) says

"There’s real talent at this company. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated, hardest working people I’ve ever met. However, as a previous leader, some of my fellow leadership lacked basic business ethics and morals. Be prepared to work 65+ hours a week (interns included) with no real benefits. There’s a handful of people making a decent salary and a lot of people making little to nothing and significantly below market value for their position. The workplace is TOXIC. You’ll leave with an amazing skill set and ability to multitask but the toxic environment is beyond draining. The media and entertainment business is tough, but this is the worst place I’ve ever worked. If you can survive here for a while you can survive anywhere. I.E. take your talents somewhere else, don’t stay here, use it as stepping stone or skip this company all together. Cons: Work life balance, pay, benefits, environment."

Promotions Assistant PT (Former Employee) says

"Good for students/ not-serious people looking to have fun. Great perks. Nice people. You will eventually be consumed (not in a good way) because there is no work/life balance. Pay sucks. Cons: pay, long hours"

Broadcast journalist (Former Employee) says

"Radio One was the first independent radio station in Mauritius. My pride is to have been part of the first team of journalists which was referred to as 'The Dream Team.' Cons: long hours"

Promotions/Marketing (Former Employee) says

"I worked there for eight months, it was a job that I wanted. When I got there everything was fine, then all of a sudden the management just didn't act very professional. Nobody wanted to implement new ideas. The competition was far above and beyond our company. Overall I wouldn't recommend this job. And also there were no benefits with the job, even though you deal with lifting objects and could have the potential to get injured, and the pay was horrible. Cons: bad pay, no benefits, don't listen to new ideas"

Promotions Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"I started this job right out of college and although my experience wasn't the most pleasant, I was able to learn a great deal. I had 3 supervisors in 5 years and I was able to use ones different managerial style and use the positives of each to become a better manager/leader going forward. Cons: lack of transparency with management"

Personality (Former Employee) says

"Because the industry is rapidly changing and the jobs are becoming more and more scarce, it was not as fun as it once was. I always felt like people were out to get me and they were trying to find an excuse to rid of my salary because they had to get rid of salaries because they are bleeding out. Cons: The industry is dwindling and is way too corporate."

Marketing Director (Former Employee) says

"This company has so much potential but sadly, it will fall short of your expectations. Here's why:"

Account Manager (Current Employee) says

"Between GW and JC, coupled with the adage of doing more with less, this isn't the company to work for if you're looking to make money and feel supported. Management isn't equipped with the necessary pliability to handle the change of Radio's position with media and have expectations that are out of touch. Poor organizational structure across the corporate sector also is a problem. Nice people but not the place to work"

Promotions Assistant (Former Employee) says

"This job started out as being a total blast and something I looked forward to with every event that I was assigned. As I worked there longer the tone started to change and people in high places started leaving the company. When these people left the company the positions were never filled, leaving the people at the bottom picking up the slack and not being paid for it. Not to mention the false promises for months of "We are in the interviewing process of people, and we will hire within." The whole promise of "hiring within" was really just to get people who were paid $10/hr who aren't overtime available to work 100+ hours every two weeks. It was just a huge carrot on a stick for people so they would think they would get some advancement in the company. Throughout my time there around 8-10 people left and only one person was hired. This person still struggled heavily to do their job which left the whole department I was in struggling and barely scraping by. This market of Radio One seems like a total train wreck and I could not be happier in leaving the company."

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Former Employee) says

"A typical day at Radio one consisted of cold calls and follow ups. Management was inconsistent with their structural implementation and below fair in regards to account management. Cons: The radio business has been on a steady decline"

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"The customers were rude on the phone and the manager would not help out. Cons: not enough customers"

Company Secretary (Current Employee) says

"I learned many new things here like court proceedings, legal issues etc. Cons: low compensation"

Public Relations Intern (Former Employee) says

"Long hours and things appear to be more glamorous than they are. If like to bump into the occasional celebrity, then it's cool. Other than that, it's entertainment. Cons: long hours, low pay, no stability"