Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clear Channel Pros & Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Promotions Manager in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love working in the entertainment field.

    Cons

    The health plan is getting worse year by year. Used to offer United Health Care, then created their own "Clear Channel Health Care" with an EPO and an HSA. They now have eliminated the EPO plan and only offer an HSA. Workers outside of sales and programming are drastically underpaid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is ruining radio

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Producer in Davenport, IA

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

    Pros

    They have a great reach and good brand recognition. If you like radio, this is your opportunity to work in radio.

    Cons

    You will eventually get laid off. It doesn't matter how many cuts you make it through… eventually they will get to you… and you will be gone. The company is completely ruining radio and running it into the ground. Also the pay is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ruining radio and getting rid of great talent for no reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun Station

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

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

    Pros

    If you like rock, it's fun

    Cons

    if company merges, you are in great jeapordy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work. Fun culture. Pay and Benefits are disappointing.

    • 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

    Pros

    Clear Channel has a great group of people. You definitely make close friends on the job and the job culture can be fun and flexible at times. There's a few perks, like meeting big music artists, a chance at winning a free trip to the annual iHeart Radio concert in Vegas and the occasional work parties in appreciation of our hard work. Overall, the work culture is satisfying.

    Cons

    Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing. Company wide bonuses do not happen on a yearly basis. Upper management just grows and grows - VP's, VP II's, VP III's, Directors, Sr Directors, and more - the top get paid. It's also hard to grow within the company. There are no mentor or training programs outside of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on your employees outside of upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Well-rounded experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Experience a little of every department, meet lots of people

    Cons

    Tedious hours, mostly phone calls

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for sales in multiple cities.

    Cons

    Low commission compared to market competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase commissions to reduce AE turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Life -work balance is a pro

    Cons

    Not good for career advance

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay out of the way, keep your nose clean

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

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

    Pros

    Make lots of money every year

    Cons

    Unappreciated, praise the lazy employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Falls on deaf ears

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Need to work on training program. very disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Consultant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    cool atmosphere, plenty of perks.

    Cons

    Training was pointless. Pay is all commission and no reimbursement for gas. management was no help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Helping your employees instead of just making them watch a video for training doesn't help your employees.

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

    Promotions Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radio Promotion Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Radio Promotion Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job has its moments of fun. You get to meet famous people occasionally and take a picture to post to Facebook. There are perks of free tickets to events also.

    Cons

    In the radio business these days there is not much opportunity for advancement. There is definitely not much room to grow in Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training at every level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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