Clear Channel Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman
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Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close (in 15 reviews)

  • Great place to start any career (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not support growth (in 24 reviews)

  • No room for growth, been told I was lucky to still have a job when looking for an increase in compensation (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Fast-Moving, Ambitious and Funloving Team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Marketing and Sales

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is great & I loved majority of my co-workers. They had great perks. The marketing and promotions departments were amazing & would be more geared to my line of work. If I could I would work in another department such as the marketing, PR or in promotions. Majority of the AM personalities are amazing & I became friends with them. Overall, it was a great entertainment experience.

    Cons

    The sales department was a hard place to work with. It was cut throat and not a place for me. I would work in any other department.

    Advice to Management

    Sales be more aware of your staff. Remember that your support staff is trying to help as fast as they could. Some AE's are really rude and make the work environment a horrible place to be in. This creates horrible productivity because people don't want to work when they're treated like nothing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hell in a hen basket

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned more about software that prepared me for my next job

    Cons

    Management does not listen to what employees are telling them. You get the sense that management does not care. Management will do it their way even though they are incorrect in their approach.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff is intelligent. Respect them!


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  5. Production Intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of cool things and meet a lot of celebrities

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be a little boring as it's the same tasks every day

    Advice to Management

    Have better options for hiring on after internship! Part time with no guaranteed hours and at min. wage is crazy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Over promise and under deliver

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. An Intern's View

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close.

    Cons

    The company is very large and you can get lost in the shuffle if you don't prepare.

    Advice to Management

    I would try to listen to more people and have better organization.


  8. VP, Sponsorhips & Biz Dev

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Vice President, Sponsorships & Biz Dev in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - Vice President, Sponsorships & Biz Dev in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Clear Channel as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with all stations. Access to Events. Tickets to shows.

    Cons

    Low pay for employees. Lack of promotion.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Learned A Lot But Hard To Advance in a Tightknit Fraternity Environment

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

    I worked at Clear Channel (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to work with great station managers and working with amazing co-workers in offices across the country

    Cons

    hard to advance if you don't come out of the New York corporate office. Competency is irrelevant the person from NY will fill management openings

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on your employees. Pay them fairly for all the extra hours the AE's devote to your bottom line. AE's shouldn't have to find another job and file their letter of resignation in order to receive a pay raise. Also not classy for the GSM & President to drop the F'bomb on an employee upon their resignation because they leave for a competitor.


  10. Engineering assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Clear Channel Media + Entertianment in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Clear Channel Media + Entertianment in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like this job due to you will learing new things everday, and never stay in your cubic for a day, I means u will go to the frild

    Cons

    does not matter what kind weather or time, when they call u need go


  11. Helpful (1)

    Long hours, little pay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Board Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Board Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gets your foot in the door, great way to meet people in radio.

    Cons

    Hard to "work up" unless you know someone.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your entry level employees well, they run your stations for you.



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