Clear Channel Reviews

Updated May 12, 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. Z100 Communications Intern

    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Real work. This wasn't a coffee run internship. I had a wonderful set of samples of aired work when I left. Hard, fast paced, and wonderful Really helped prepare me for future employment.

    Cons

    Would have liked to spend more time learning about events.


  2. Freelancing oK

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Freelancer Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Freelancer Graphic Designer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Lot's of cool people, Casual dress, free inside scope to events like iheart radio festival.

    Cons

    Treat freelancers like a piece of meat.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Overworked and underpaid

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    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Great access to events and concerts

    Cons

    Upper management does not support growth


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great if you're interested in radio

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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. Helpful (1)

    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. Helpful (1)

    Extremely smart, positive employees

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fun Ride If You Adapt

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    instability and demotivated to innovate

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

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

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Great Atmosphere, Terrible Upper Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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