Clear Channel
2.8 of 5 329 reviews
www.clearchannel.com San Antonio, TX 5000+ Employees

Clear Channel Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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2.8 329 reviews

                             

46% Approve of the CEO

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman

Bob Pittman

(102 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great people to work with, everyone there seems to be close"
    in 11 reviews
  • "It is a great place to learn about broadcasting business"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "General opinion of those part of upper management at the main office is low due to the "less is more" creed"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Employees have been told flat out that the company "does not do cost of living increases"
    in 6 reviews
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Great Atmosphere, Terrible Upper Management

Account Executive (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Clear Channel was a good company to work for

Radio Personality (Former Employee)
Columbus, GA

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

ProsFun radio experience, people were great

ConsPay was not good. When asked for a raise they basically laughed in my face

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your good people a little bit better....Every little bit counts it at least lets them know that you really do care.

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Learned a lot while selling my soul

Producer (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at Clear Channel part-time for more than a year

ProsAs a producer for 3 local news-talk programs for WRVA, I learned my way around a board, how to edit and finalize audio in less than 15 seconds, and I developed an on-air personality through my interactions with the hosts. That helped me to land a gig DJing for the local indie radio station, WRIR which I love.

ConsClear Channel is an utterly evil corporation owned by the Romney family with it's tendrils sucking the life out of low-paid college students across the country. I slaved away with no hope of a raise, worked insane hours, and had to put up with affronting and insulting political opinions that often targeted me. It was not a happy place for me.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to offer raises to those who deserve it, stand up for your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great!

Promotions Intern (Current Employee)
Rockville, MD

I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat environment, good staff, good job, fun place to work, laid back

ConsNothing bad to say- very good place to work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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In my 3rd year with Clear Channel

Producer/Traffic Anchor (Current Employee)
Denver, CO

I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat Experience as I keep moving up the ladder

ConsPay, not so great, but great experience

Advice to Senior ManagementMake those dedicated employees happy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Experience!

Talent Acquisition (Former Employee)
North Atlanta, GA

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

ProsThis is a forward thinking, dynamic, and progressive organization! I met professional and polished associates during my time of consideration. They are sharp and on the cutting edge of this industry.

ConsAsk lots of questions! You can never learn enough in the interview process. Come prepared. A lot of the executives will be limited on time -make the most of it!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Up and Down depending on local management

Senior Account Executive (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

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

ProsNew products, lots of variety of products, large company research assets.fun people

ConsSelf insured, too many sellers, lack of support staff,inexperienced management, use you then loose you mentality, lacks technical infrastructure and no budgets to fix.lots of ideas but no follow through, and negative annual commission changes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosgood assets and strong stations

Conscommission structure, local vs national competition

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No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good job if you are looking for part-time work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clear Channel

ProsGreat people to work with, everyone there seems to be close. Many chances to meet people in the entertainment industry which makes work even more fun. Flexible with your schedule.

ConsDifficult to try and move up in the ranks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good internship experience

Promotion Team - Intern (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsI spent a summer as an intern for a local radio station and it was an amazing experience. Office environment felt professional, but relaxed.

ConsWhile I enjoyed my internship, I don't think it added any real value to my resume when looking for full-time job post graduation.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider compensating promotional interns and giving them more responsibilities to apply to the real world.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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