Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
441 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close (in 15 reviews)

  • Great place to learn quickly and learn valuable skills (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing (in 24 reviews)

  • No room for growth and they don't like to pay very well unless you're in upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to work and gain good communication skills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    I worked in the summer time so they always had some type of events going on. The atmosphere was amazing and my learning environment was the best. It honestly was one of my better internships. Recording on the radio was also exciting to hear yourself. They really involved you and it was a great experience.

    Cons

    I didn't have any benefits but that comes along with an internship. The management could sometime be a little irritating at times. Driving to different promotion sites and traveling was sometimes difficult but overall a good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It was a good time, but not a lot of responsibility.

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    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Bosses were cool. Lots of free concerts. Met some famous artists. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Not paid, often I had nothing to do for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the program more structured.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good internship experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment..Many learning and hands-on opportunities..The option to move around departments...Constant feedback and help..Overall good experience. I have interned at other radio companies and compared to them, I got the most out of Clear Channel. It was on par with Sirius XM's program.

    Cons

    None. I wish I was hired at the end of my internship.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good experience as an intern for sales & marketing. Learned a lot in terms of the sales process and company itself.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Intern in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Intern in Albany, NY

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good people, positive energy, hard workers.

    Cons

    unpaid although you receive college credit.

  6.  

    Part-time promotions assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Clear Channel part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for; good staff; and fun environment

    Cons

    Promotions assistants don't always get to interact with other staff; workers are on-call; and I got minimum wage.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Fast-Moving, Ambitious and Funloving Team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Los Angeles cluster of Clear Channel Radio stations -- despite the company's reputation -- was a fantastic place to work. I was surrounded by brilliant, creative individuals who were always quick on their feet, embracing new ideas working to make their organization the best possible.

    Cons

    Being very large and having been acquired by an investment firm caused some rough changes. Some positions were cut. But this is what happens when a company works to become more agile and competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive attitude and the keen eye for talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Big corporate takes over local radio.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Sussex, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Sussex, NJ

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a very organized company, with money behind the operation, and big talent banks. They are innovative but you will need to be part of the game.

    Cons

    Always changing commissions and the company is in flux due to the huge debt load they are under. What they innovate you will have to implement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your back. I saw lots of heads roll.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great experiance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people that I worked with as they seem to hire people with very similar personalities. They try and create an overall fun place to be.

    Cons

    Management definitely had their favorites, and this very select group of people got away with EVERYTHING. I always likened it to high school bullies who knock your lunch tray out of your hands. That's how they made you feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know some of your employees better outside of your favorite circle of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience and some wonderful people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn quickly and learn valuable skills. The people are some of the best and smartest I've ever worked with. There is ample training and investment in equipment. The IT projects are challenging and impactful.

    Cons

    There are revenue challenges preventing the company from showing employees that they are valued. There haven't been bonuses or raises in a number of years. There seems to be a lot of turnover in leadership which causes ripple effects and some lurching around between priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on taking care of existing employees. There is a lot of perception that new employees can get exorbitant salaries while loyal employees are restrained from getting advances beyond a small percentage increase. Spread it around some. Many employees would love to feel like they are a part of the same culture you cats in Manhattan enjoy. The sizzle reals are nice, but when you trip on the carpet walking back to your cube it's hard to get stoked about how glamorous your company is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best starter jobs!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are great opportunities working to work in various departments everyone is extremely helpful and willing to give guidance.

    Cons

    Working for a smaller clear channel often times they hire people who aren't qualified for the position creating tension for long term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the good employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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