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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
435 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.  

    Local management was handcuffed from corporate policies and procedures.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Radio life is a fast paced, exciting environment. Endless opportunities to develop new business relationships and generate a healthy income.

    Cons

    Focus on best interest for the station(s) rather than best interest for the clients (advertisers). Micro management was a common practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge upper management to create a vision focusing on clients success. Their success with campaigns will breed future success rather then continuous attempt to replace lost business partners.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Internship Experience - Not a Great Place to Stay

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern

    Pros

    Great company culture, nice people, fun events, "family" environment, feel valued by co-workers, solid internship experience

    Cons

    No upward mobility, company isn't doing too great overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember WHY people listen to radio in the first place - the personalities. Stop making all CC stations the same nationwide or you'll lose your audience entirely to satellite radio, Pandora or Spotify

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Services in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Creative Services in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Perks are endless between concert tickets, great employees, good management. There's never a dull moment and overall the company tries to include employees w/ promotions

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel like just a "number", and it seems hard to advance within the company unless you are close with management. Also, be prepared to not work a 9-5 schedule. Hours can be at different times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Big corporate takes over local radio.

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    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
  6.  

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great perks: Meet famous people and go to great events. Pretty flexible with your schedule, but they know no one can live off the salary and hours they provide. Great for developing people/ networking skills.

    Cons

    Too many people trying to be boss. Workers very competitive and childish toward each other. There is no team mentality. More worried about the bottom line then any standards of quality. Sales is all that matters. The company cuts budget to ridiculous levels and the product suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to completely reboot the corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co-workers are great, but top-level management doesn't care about rank and file

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer
    Former Employee - Executive Producer

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

    Pros

    Great, professional people to work with. Great assets to pull from.

    Cons

    A sense of doom hovers over the place, like you don't know who will be downsized next. Low pay and a sense that it's that way because management is top-heavy. Too many dictates come from corporate, which is frustrating to local managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let local managers have more control. Please do something about morale because it gets lower and lower every day.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market Consultant

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    Current Employee - Market Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Market Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, free events, love advertising

    Cons

    Management is not consistent and shows favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent so everyone is playing on the same field

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Interns Need Professional Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The schedule was really flexible. Had the opportunity to completely manage promotional events.

    Cons

    Interns are mostly just free labor. The position didn't offer much in the way of professional development and overall it was extremely easy. Most of the jobs I did as an intern were just busy work. Not that busy work is all bad but it just wasn't challenging at all and I learned essentially nothing from the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some kind of professional development for interns. I think casually showing interns Clear Channels marketing department or strategy would go a long way in satisfying current interns and attracting future interns to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great experiance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people that I worked with as they seem to hire people with very similar personalities. They try and create an overall fun place to be.

    Cons

    Management definitely had their favorites, and this very select group of people got away with EVERYTHING. I always likened it to high school bullies who knock your lunch tray out of your hands. That's how they made you feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know some of your employees better outside of your favorite circle of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok starter job, low pay and bad benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment to learn in, the best company there is for working in radio, friendly employees outside of management

    Cons

    Known in the industry as "cheap channel" and they follow through - raises are a joke if you get one at all, benefits have gone downhill the last 4 years (from United Healthcare to their own "Clear Channel Health Plan" for less coverage and more money), upper management (C-Suite especially) is COMPLETELY out of touch with their employees other than people in leadership positions, completely understaffed for the amount of work people do in certain divisions and are made to feel as if they are as interchangeable as a piece of furniture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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