Clear Channel Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Solid company that actively tries to move the needle in the industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always changing. Fast paced. Results driven.

    Cons

    No raises. Cost cutting is hurting the products. Talented people are leaving the company and the industry

    Advice to Management

    People are the product. Have to devise a plan to be visible in the local markets


  2. Helpful (1)

    Positives and negatives depend on your perception of working in a highly corporate, top-down structure.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled resources and state-of-the-art technology go hand in hand with being the largest company in the category. Quality properties and instant recognition in the marketplace.

    Cons

    A total numbers-driven management philosophy. If it can't be measured mathematically, put into a metric, and printed out on a spreadsheet it doesn't exist or has no value. People are as interchangeable as office furniture for that reason.


  3. Good starting point

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun concerts, fun team, 'fun' overall

    Cons

    Didn't seem like there were much room for moving up - seemed like a lot of work got dumped on one person


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great if you're interested in radio

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern

    Pros

    If you want to go into radio and music then, it doesn't get any better than this. -Met cool musicians - Very laid back office. Lots of fun and lots of laughs - Heard new music before the public

    Cons

    - Running silly errands - No compensation -Overworked at certain points


  6. Future is optimistic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clear Channel's challenge to break through digital makes it an exiting and fast paced place to work. But with excitement and a fast pace comes high turnover.

    Cons

    Good environment but pay increases / bonuses are dinosaurs. No raises for a number of years to even match the current inflation rate.


  7. Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment felt extremely welcoming and mostly everyone treated the interns with a great deal of respect. You get to meet a lot of cool bands and artists, and the overall work environment is pretty laid back and chill.

    Cons

    For a lot of the time, it felt as though the interns were not given specific duties and tasks on exactly what to do. We spent a lot of time on the internet or on our phones just waiting for someone to ask us to do something.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the interns as though they are getting paid and not just school credit. Plan ahead and make weekly calendars with specific tasks for us so we don't have to continue asking what needs to be done. It is awkward and we are extremely intimidated since we do not officially work here. Take initiatives to make interns feel more comfortable.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Account Executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great radio stations with targeted audiences for the advertisers.

    Cons

    No consistency in income or growth potential. High turnover rate with entire staff. ROI for clients is diminishing at a record pace. Radio no longer has the response advertisers are demanding.

    Advice to Management

    No incentive to generate new business for existing account executives. When AE's leave, management houses their accounts so there is no reward for loyalty or new business.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Radio not what it used to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Mansfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the job itself and my clients.

    Cons

    Very unstable income. Changes in management and staff constantly. Change in commission structure constantly. Very unstable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Look at individuals and what they bring to the company. The bottom dollar isn't always what makes a successful company.


  10. Great company to work for, just not if you're an intern.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Promotions Team in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Promotions Team in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to travel and attend cool events such as concerts and festivals. My supervisors were friendly and treated their interns well.

    Cons

    Clear Channel is a reputable company but their internship program is a joke. Interns are only offered college credit and don't learn much. The majority of my internship was spent setting up sound equipment and taking photos. I learned absolutely nothing. This internship was also very time consuming and there's no set schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Internship program needs work. Interns need to be empowered and taught skills for future use.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Very corporate, under paid for the countless overtime 24/7 work and dedication put in.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, flexible, challenging, every day is different, tons of solutions for clients.

    Cons

    corporate america. heavy management. lack of recognition, lack of advance in pay. They want you to "run your own business" but you can't do anything without getting 5 managers involved, making it IMPOSSIBLE to feel empowered and make executive calls for whats best for your client.

    Advice to Management

    Consider rewarding your account executives more. Consider rewarding account executives that develop DIRECT business that is LOCKED IN ANNUALLY. Stop giving senior reps or your favorite reps all of the transactional agency business that helps pay their mortgage. The reps that develop new direct relationships are the ones working their butts off. It starts with a cold call, develops into a relationship and makes CCME the money.



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