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.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    It was a great time and great Experience

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    Former Employee - Promo Intern in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Former Employee - Promo Intern in Saint Louis Park, MN

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    the people you work with are great, and you get to go to a lot of different events that are fun.

    Cons

    unpaid and a lot of the events you work are on the weekends and are eaither in the morning or at night so you might lose out on a lot of weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
  3.  

    Get ready to Party!

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    It's fun! There are parties to attend constantly and you get the benefits of lots of concerts, sports tickets, etc for free! There are also generally many opportunities for advancement, especially if you are willing to move to a new area and if you are interested in taking on a new job. Once you are in the door, your benefits only increase and the opportunities become more abundant. There are also different branches and a number of training activities, so almost whatever your job, you will have an opportunity to go away for training on that position and related software.

    Cons

    It's publicly traded so there is a lot of red tape. Plus, you have the FCC to watch out for if you are on air. Sometimes you can end up in a market that doesn't have the best management. If the management skills at your particular market are less than adequate, that can really decrease your satisfaction and functionality. I think many people who have worked for Clear Channel and gave a bad review probably just were in a bad market. But Clear Channel is set for success, so if you aren't happy in your market, I'd suggest relocating to another before writing off Clear Channel altogether.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your General Manager in each market is the right person in the right place.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a good time, but not a lot of responsibility.

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    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Bosses were cool. Lots of free concerts. Met some famous artists. Lots of freedom.

    Cons

    Not paid, often I had nothing to do for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the program more structured.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good internship experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment..Many learning and hands-on opportunities..The option to move around departments...Constant feedback and help..Overall good experience. I have interned at other radio companies and compared to them, I got the most out of Clear Channel. It was on par with Sirius XM's program.

    Cons

    None. I wish I was hired at the end of my internship.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good experience as an intern for sales & marketing. Learned a lot in terms of the sales process and company itself.

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    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Intern in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Intern in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    good people, positive energy, hard workers.

    Cons

    unpaid although you receive college credit.

  8.  

    Part-time promotions assistant

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    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for; good staff; and fun environment

    Cons

    Promotions assistants don't always get to interact with other staff; workers are on-call; and I got minimum wage.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Fast-Moving, Ambitious and Funloving Team

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    Former Employee - Digital Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The Los Angeles cluster of Clear Channel Radio stations -- despite the company's reputation -- was a fantastic place to work. I was surrounded by brilliant, creative individuals who were always quick on their feet, embracing new ideas working to make their organization the best possible.

    Cons

    Being very large and having been acquired by an investment firm caused some rough changes. Some positions were cut. But this is what happens when a company works to become more agile and competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive attitude and the keen eye for talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Great environment. You learn a lot and make several beneficial connections.

    Cons

    Work schedule is all over the place.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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