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Clear Channel Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
423 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.  

    Big corporate takes over local radio.

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    • Senior Management
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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
  2.  

    Great if you're interested in radio

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great access to events and concerts

    Cons

    Upper management does not support growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Extremely Corporate, Extremely difficult to get promoted

    Former Employee - National Sales Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - National Sales Support in New York, NY

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    If your looking for low pay and super 9-5 then this job is for you. You didn't have to take your work home with you.

    Cons

    People who sucked up and brown nosed to management got promoted. Even with the promotions, the pay is horrible.

  7.  

    Extremely smart, positive employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The fun, vibrant culture that is based upon the culture of others. Really supportive work environment, and creative peoples

    Cons

    Navigating the corporate culture can be tricky at points, due to org's size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering professional development opportunities more frequently would be a smart investment~

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    instability and demotivated to innovate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Can be a great place to learn as cooperation and co-sharing between employees is encouraged at this company. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Senior Management very indecisive. They believe that blatantly copying a competitor's offering is "innovating". Then when it fails they find something else to copy. Virtually no product direction as everyone is just a 'yes man' to the top leaders.

    Company also fails to innovate internally and punishes those who try to evolve the culture or processes.

    Layoffs happen at random and if you aren't a part of the 'good ol' boys' club, you will always have a target on your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-align your priorities to making a great product. Clean house from the top down, not the other way around. Far too many redundancies at the senior management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun Ride If You Adapt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Lead in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Reinventing a company this size isn't an easy task. I've seen some major changes in staffing in my area as well as major vision changes in a short amount of time. In my opinion, it is amazing it has been as great as it is. The company is so huge...so large, and tries to move like it's so small. Seems to work because there are so many talented project managers and respectful leadership. Everyone seems extremely respectful with each other. Great environment!

    Bob Pittman is a great man.

    If you love challenges, there's plenty of challenges to encounter here.

    Cons

    Although dedicated, some developers/system engineers can seem a bit mediocre at the times. The superb often find new jobs working with startup companies. Perhaps this works well in a company as large as this one, where the low level workers are effective being mediocre with superb leadership making it sustainable.

    With the amount, and the way layoffs happen - I feel like I can be let go just as I finish typing this. Maybe this is expected when there is a lot of change going on.

    If you're afraid of change - stay away from this company at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire more female employees, seems a bit imbalanced - biased?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Loans are due, so employees must be let go. Doesn't matter how hard they work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Ability to be creative. Good Co-workers. Sometimes enough money to complete a project

    Cons

    People are laid off like a bodily function. Chaotic management. Some people work hard, some have friends in higher places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to figure out a profitable business plan for each division. Learn what people do before you lay them off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Atmosphere, Terrible Upper Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Environment is best in the industry, friendly colleagues and managers always willing to help each other. No traditional cutthroat sales tactics here.

    Cons

    Company finances are poor. $21billion in debt, more cuts coming. Stay away for now if you are looking for something long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Laid off a ton of people with no notice. Company spend a lot of money in the wrong places, and the employees pay the price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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