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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
432 Reviews
3.0
432 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.  

    If you have the drive to win, you will have all the support and resources you need to achieve your goals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    For a sales person, lots of tools and support available. Better resources than any other radio group locally or nationally. You can create your own destiny and can create your own wins. It is not easy to work here, but the culture is not designed to reward people who what “easy.” If you want a challenge and to be paid for true sales performance, this is a great place.

    Cons

    You must want to work hard and have a lot of will to win. They have more resources, but they also have more responsibilities. If you want to do radio like it has been done in the past, this is NOT the place for you. But if you want to really sell and be paid well for selling big ideas, this IS the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to reward the high-performers. Take care of the ones creating the wins. Don't mourn for those that leave becasue they want it "easy."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Times change and so have they but one thing remained constant: I never got treated any different!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair, good pay, organised and structured.

    Cons

    as a private company owned by investors, they are all about the bottom line with nothing else in mind. Employees are just numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard, play hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    I have never laughed so hard in my life. I absolutely love coming into work every morning. The people here are incredible--the best I have ever worked with. People have taken a genuine interest in my success and have gone out of their way to make sure that I have the resources I need. I love this company and I love my co-workers!

    Cons

    I do not have any negatives to say. Clear Channel is in a state of change so for people who do not like to get their hands dirty--this isn't the company for them. But for people who like to work hard, the benefits are amazing. I love my job and I know that I am definitely more than just a number for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to set your top performers up for success. Top performers need to constantly be challenged--continue to give them projects to work on to stimulate their minds. In regards to poor performers, continue to mentor them and mold them into the best possible employee. Allow them to shadow a top performer so they can "learn from the best."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun Place to work

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Fun to go to work
    Meet music stars
    Creativity to help write radio spots

    Cons

    Know your market or your chances of being successful are slim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide a great work place and continue to inspire your team.

  6.  

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the poeple that I worked with. Very fun group of employees, who work had but also have a lot of fun. Many company events to attend, and they are fun, not borring!

    Cons

    Can be hard to sell advertising to small local businesses, especially in touch economic times. It can get someone overly completitive in the office, and if you find a new business...try to keep in on the down low, until the ad's go live.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place,ever, to work as an Account Executive!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Marketing Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Local Marketing Specialist in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Management is genuine and extremely helpful. They will bend over backwards to help, and continuously ask if there is anything we need or want from them to help us succeed.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It wouldn't be fair if I gave any advice, as I haven't worked here long enough to have an opinion about upper managing, but so far so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Past Face, Fun, Great Co-Workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Key Account Coordinator in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun Environment. Lots of Perks such as Concert Tickets, Meeting Celebs and working with DJs

    Cons

    It is not a typical 8-5 job, sometimes I had worked 24 hours at a time. You are required to be in the office and make appointments and get sales and if needed, entertain clients, attend concerts and then report back to work at 8am. Though it sounds glamorous, it is draining and honestly, I am glad I was a part of such a great company, but I did not have a life at all. No time to date or meet people. Thats why 90% of the employees are not married or divorced. This job takes up all of your time. You are basically all commission as your monthly pay is based on a draw. Clear Channel recently went Private and they reduced the commission by 90% hence I left after 4 years. I LOVED working there, its great if you are young and single and motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is the best! They are so fun! But they are also very deadline driven. You can play all day but you must bring results or you get let go pretty fast. HUGE turn over. This job is for someone who can play hard and work hard. I loved it there! I had to move on and eventually get a life of my own :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Image Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Image Coordinator in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Free concerts & meet and greets!

    Cons

    As you'd expect, too big and depersonalized

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great career for someone who is professional and consistent in sales.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard team environment. Opportunity to travel and hard work is rewarded. Top sales performers do very well and earnings with 6 figures. Advancement possible as company grows.

    Cons

    Not a place for clock punchers who want little or no change in their life. There will be constant change here with new markets and assignments. You must embrace change to survive!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This is the best job I have ever had!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Biloxi, MS
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Biloxi, MS

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    The management team is always looking for ways to help you build your job skills. I grew as an employee and as a person from working with such great people! I was given every opportunity to learn new things ranging from how to build a client base, how to successfully build a market event from the ground up and given the sholls to vamp up my leadership skills! Everyday was exciting! I am grateful to have had the oppotunity to work for the best!!! Wish I could have stayed!

    Cons

    I know the Account Execs were stressed due to quotas, but money and numbers is the name of the game. Clear Channel seems to be constantly restructing - employees have to hold their breath every time this takes place in hopes that they will have a place to work tomorrow. However from what I understand - most are given a generous severence package.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give loyal employees some notice before you give them the ax. Also, remember smaller markets are important too. The ties they have with their community is on a much more personal level and the benefits of these relationships make the name "Clear Channel" stonger and long term.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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