Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
435 Reviews
3.0
435 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.  

    Great company! You are able to become an expert in Traffic!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility! You are able to network with people all over the world.

    Cons

    Directors can hinder individual growth, due to being insecure about them loosing their position to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Over worked, underpaid

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent benefits and good resources

    Cons

    not enough staff to get the job done with no sympathy from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of the workload of support staff and make middle-level staff more accountable for their own jobs/workloads.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun job and great perks. It's fun working in media at times. If you are creative, this can be a great opportunity.

    Cons

    Radio sales have dwindled. This is truly hard work. Your writing skills, oral speaking skills, presentation ability, and business savvy must be stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for the little people that come in killing it in regards to allowing them to handle accounts for their stations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool, but very unprofessional

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, got free concert tickets and to meet celebs, also it was a perk to hear your voice on the radio

    Cons

    Very unprofessional, played favorites, upper management didnt care to get to know you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your interns and give them chances to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Informative experience in the advertising world of radio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive and engaging company with passionate people and leadership
    Extensive array of tools to create effective and appropriate presentations including present day stats and data
    Cohesive interdepartmental interactions
    Good products, station line-ups and Talent

    Cons

    Zero training that is helpful, one is left to figure EVERYTHING out on one's own. All the technology, programs, company info, even HR materials
    Archaic billing and collections systems that confuce and most often infuriate clients
    Non-delivery of inventory or over sell of inventory regularly resulting on constant charge backs
    Micro Management on a 100% commission structure
    Expectatins of home computer, mobile phone, car, gas without any compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the Cons-especially a minimal first week to two weeks orientation of company, technologies, assets to work with and HR-Company process and proceedures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very hands on within the field work

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was able to assist with music lounge performances, getting access with artists in an intimate setting.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt as though they didn't know what to do with the interns within the office setting, so many times you sat at the front desk waiting for a task

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Steady paycheck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, good people. They really try to keep us happy but the pay will stay the same unless you're upper management

    Cons

    Nowhere to grow, repetitive job. The pay is as good as the day you got hired, don't count on them giving you a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales people seem to be treated better than others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company is changing

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

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The rank and file are very pleasant to work with. Salary is decent for the area and good bonuses when the company is doing well

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Minimal feedback and people come and go without any notification. With the new leadership, the company is losing more experienced staff either because they are leaving or let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Micro management to excess. Failure to retain employees because of time consumption in the office.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Panama City Beach, FL

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    training, company benefits, perks, unique creative group, reputation of stations

    Cons

    negative atmosphere with constant need to breakdown staff to try to make them feel like they could never succeed anywhere else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let your people do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great contacts and they held a lot beneficial events.

    Cons

    "Cheap Channel" they pay low. It is up to your sales to recover what they pay. I have done a lot better with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better! More incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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