Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
435 Reviews
3.0
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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worse Job - EVER

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    pay check, health benefits, location of office

    Cons

    EVERYTHING!!! management, lack of diversity, micro-manager, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way you view minorities (increase knowledge of diversity), increase pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great access to events and concerts

    Cons

    Upper management does not support growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best starter jobs!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are great opportunities working to work in various departments everyone is extremely helpful and willing to give guidance.

    Cons

    Working for a smaller clear channel often times they hire people who aren't qualified for the position creating tension for long term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the good employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The environment felt extremely welcoming and mostly everyone treated the interns with a great deal of respect. You get to meet a lot of cool bands and artists, and the overall work environment is pretty laid back and chill.

    Cons

    For a lot of the time, it felt as though the interns were not given specific duties and tasks on exactly what to do. We spent a lot of time on the internet or on our phones just waiting for someone to ask us to do something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the interns as though they are getting paid and not just school credit. Plan ahead and make weekly calendars with specific tasks for us so we don't have to continue asking what needs to be done. It is awkward and we are extremely intimidated since we do not officially work here. Take initiatives to make interns feel more comfortable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Radio not what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Mansfield, OH

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

    Pros

    Loved the job itself and my clients.

    Cons

    Very unstable income. Changes in management and staff constantly. Change in commission structure constantly. Very unstable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at individuals and what they bring to the company. The bottom dollar isn't always what makes a successful company.

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

    Account Executive

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

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

    Pros

    Great radio stations with targeted audiences for the advertisers.

    Cons

    No consistency in income or growth potential. High turnover rate with entire staff. ROI for clients is diminishing at a record pace. Radio no longer has the response advertisers are demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No incentive to generate new business for existing account executives. When AE's leave, management houses their accounts so there is no reward for loyalty or new business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Clear Channel Maitland

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in Maitland, FL

    I worked at Clear Channel (more than an year)

    Pros

    Definitely enjoyed working here, was able to work promotions with some great people. Solid bosses that help out and enough autonomy to find your own groove.

    Cons

    A lit bit low pay for promotion and marketing. The job was part-time, so it would have been great to be able to advance to full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow for movement between different fields within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for, just not if you're an intern.

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    Former Employee - Promotions Team in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    You get to travel and attend cool events such as concerts and festivals. My supervisors were friendly and treated their interns well.

    Cons

    Clear Channel is a reputable company but their internship program is a joke. Interns are only offered college credit and don't learn much. The majority of my internship was spent setting up sound equipment and taking photos. I learned absolutely nothing. This internship was also very time consuming and there's no set schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internship program needs work. Interns need to be empowered and taught skills for future use.

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

    Very corporate, under paid for the countless overtime 24/7 work and dedication put in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Fun, flexible, challenging, every day is different, tons of solutions for clients.

    Cons

    corporate america. heavy management. lack of recognition, lack of advance in pay. They want you to "run your own business" but you can't do anything without getting 5 managers involved, making it IMPOSSIBLE to feel empowered and make executive calls for whats best for your client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rewarding your account executives more. Consider rewarding account executives that develop DIRECT business that is LOCKED IN ANNUALLY. Stop giving senior reps or your favorite reps all of the transactional agency business that helps pay their mortgage. The reps that develop new direct relationships are the ones working their butts off. It starts with a cold call, develops into a relationship and makes CCME the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Workplace & Business Diversity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    This employer offers a flexible schedule and diverse employment opportunities.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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