Clear Channel Outdoor

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Clear Channel Outdoor Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to start

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great Name, flexible hours, teaches you everything you need to know about OOH

    Cons

    very minimal growth opportunities, not many benefits, bad healthcare, low salaries, not really part of iHeartMedia - very separated from radio side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees in the loop, give raises when due, promote within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good learning experience but unhappy

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    Current Employee - Accountant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Clear Channel Outdoor full-time

    Pros

    Good team at some departments

    Cons

    Hard working people did most of the work. But lazy people will not be punished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your employee strength and weakness. Try to retain good people.

    Neutral Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK for right person

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The office is clean and new. Exciting line of work to be in. Lots of data. Lots of travel if you like that.

    Cons

    Bullying. Others steal ideas without giving credit. Cut throat. Negative comments made about other team members. Beholden to venture capital. Travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run your own show. Do not be beholden to Bain capital. VC consultants often are given more decision ability that senior management.

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

    Another terrible quarter for CCO Americas - Q3 2014

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel Outdoor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great network of branches for clients to reach multiple markets.

    Cons

    Q3 results reflect the disappointment in this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why are the two key regional leaders of CCO Americas still in place while continuing to deliver poor results and yet dozens of key, successful, experienced people continue to be let go? This is so sad to see what was once a great company report poor results yet again and still not remove the key contributors to these poor results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to gain experience at the start of anyone's career, but not much room for growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel Outdoor full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the market, the work environment can be tight-knit and great for networking. Hard working staff. Good for learning if you're open to it. Flexible time-off and work-from-home policy allows for some balance.

    Cons

    Lack of training and upward mobility. Frequent fluctuation in upper management creates a sense of instability. Compensation below average.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    More and more corporate, less and less rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Design
    Current Employee - Graphic Design

    I have been working at Clear Channel Outdoor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work environment is somewhat laid back and positive. Good people and offices relationships. It's a rather personal setting where you'll get to know most everyone.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities and compensation are low. Company is being held back by its lagging parent company. The focus for change is on larger national initiatives vs. local, ground level divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outdoor is both a local and national medium. More focus needs to be put on local markets and people. Offer more growth opportunity to those tasked with growing the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Summer internship was so much fun! Met a lot of great people, everyone there is very helpful and friendly.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Employees are awesome including upper management, fun events and great work/home life balance.

    Cons

    Not many entry level positions available.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It WAS a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in DFW, TX

    I worked at Clear Channel Outdoor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    OOH is a great industry and it is full of long time (lifers) who are administrative, operations or sales. The people who know the business are some of the finest in all of media. Casual work environment, opportunities to work from home.

    Cons

    The same great people are the ones who are constantly under the threat of being let go because the company is in such a dire financial situation. Constantly changing corporate management, continuing to hire outside the company without success. There are very few, if any, opportunities to move up in the company. The benefit package has gotten worse each year as has the compensation plan. The comp plan is not even close to that of others in the industry. The focus has shifted to mostly national business and the local, bread and butter markets/accounts are suffering because of it. The growing lack of trust is rampant in most markets. It used to feel like a family and everyone worked towards a common goal, but now it is every person for him/herself. Also, car allowance has been taken away, no cell phone reimbursement for sales, and the list goes on. Everything changed when CC was sold to Bain Capital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the survey responses. Actually care about the success of advertisers campaigns and you're bottom line will be okay. Give the control back to the GM's and let them run their branch, instead of them being so fearful about how every decision will be met by corporate. One more thing, it would be wise not to have your two sales managers running a very busy side business while trying to make budget.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company until new management came in

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel Outdoor

    Pros

    For the first years, learned so much and loved the industry.

    Cons

    Became very robotic - sucked the life out of outdoor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be human

  11.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel Outdoor

    Pros

    Great offices, employees are all responsible, management is active in communicating to the employees. Quiet surroundings and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Culture is often too quiet.

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