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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
390 Reviews

2.9
390 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close (in 13 reviews)

  • lots of good people at my job place (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing (in 21 reviews)

  • No room for growth and they don't like to pay very well unless you're in upper management (in 7 reviews)

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    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Work with fun people. I need at least 5
    20 words so yeah... That's it.

    Cons

    Didn't learn anything that I didn't know already, communication sucks, non-paid, nothing to do during office hours because there are 80 of us, and everything part of this job sucks. Future college students, don't waste your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't host internships if your not going to pay. So cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Station Management  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Station Management in Denver, CO

    Pros

    A steady paycheck. Decent management and good coworkers at the local level.

    Cons

    Every department is micromanaged from the corporate level. You do not dare to make meaningful decisions at the local level for fear of being reprimanded by corporate. In many cases the people at corporate creating and dictating policy have never so much as set foot in a radio station. The end result is a local staff that sits back and waits to be told what to do, and is content to do nothing in an effort to simply "stay under the radar." There is so much wrong here that one would have to write a book to cover it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some effort to know the business you are running. You treat everyone as if they work on an assembly line at a factory. Let the creative people be creative. Realize that one size does not fit all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clear Channel takes advantage of lower level employees and interns.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    I could seriously write a novel about the cons, but the biggest one is the absolute disrespect they show employees from entry level to mid-level management. The constant fear of budget cuts and hiring freezes all while trumping record profits. It was maddening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to grow with.

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

    Pros

    Looking from the outside in, it seems like a good company to work with. They seem to be making big moves in the market. Company culture is ok, being in the Radio Industry.

    Cons

    No raises for 6 years, bad compensation, then after many years of dedicated work they make a number of layoffs and big cuts as they have been for years, this would not be a time to work this type of company.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The people at this company are great.

    Cons

    Everything really. This is the cheapest company on earth, very bare bones. No mileage expense, no expense account, no nothing. All commission is horrible and leads to high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on successful merchant campaigns --- if a radio campaign works they'll come back, if not, they won't.

    For whatever reason this never crosses anyone's mind and it's an absolute afterthought.

    Explain to the DJ's that they don't get paid without the sales team. Stop being so difficult and help the merchants that are paying your paycheck succeed in their campaign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over promise and under deliver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    They have so many assets to sell. There's something for every client which makes a sales job seem much easier. Having iHeartRadio is a huge asset as many people don't know the name "Clear Channel." They give 2 weeks paid vacation, sick days, medical/dental/eye benefits, 401k, and life insurance.

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedule. There is zero, i repeat ZERO, training. I know sales. I don't need to be trained in sales. But they promised the best training for a month before I hit the phones/streets, a guarantee before the draw kicks in, a mentor, and an independent workplace. I got NONE of that. In fact, I'm micromanaged. How can you micromanage an entrepreneurial position?

    I was also denied training on many occasions and cannot expense anything besides mileage without permission first.

    Many times I cannot attend my own company events and when I do, I get the worst seats in the house. They treat employees poorly which hinders employee moral. Managers clearly have their favorites and alienate and humiliate employees they no longer want on their teams until they resign or get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick out the bad apples in management. They are hurting your bottom line and you're losing talented AE's. Also, you're losing business and straining client relationships as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    bad management

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

    Pros

    lots of good people at my job place.

    Cons

    upper management. Managers not from or in your market making blanket decisions that negatively effect your success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on sales and how to increase numbers there. Stop pretending you know what you are doing. Let the local stations and managers make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees mean absolutely nothing to CC and you can be cut loose at any time.

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

    Pros

    The people with whom you work are likely the best part of the job, if you can avoid getting involved in gossip and other workplace nonsense.

    Cons

    Management. Salary. Benefits. Pretty much everything about the compensation from this company stinks. Additionally, management does not value its employees and will stop at nothing to cut positions from each market. Morale is incredibly low. People are looking over their shoulders daily, worried about losing their jobs. Not a healthy place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Clear Channel Radio News Anchor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not much to say other than a steady, but small paycheck.

    Cons

    Worst company I ever worked for. Low pay, no advancement opportunities, no raises. Not even a Christmas card. Nothing but a paycheck with no praise or appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage people and treat them like you care!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a horrible hell hole stay away!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    You're employed. That's about it.

    Cons

    The management sucks and the culture reflects that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get all new management. All of them are shady self centered bigots who will sell their souls and yours for the right price

    Doesn't Recommend

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