Clear Channel Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Experience at Clear Channel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is not a lot of micromanaging.

    Cons

    They workload can get pretty heavy.


  2. Fast-Moving, Ambitious and Funloving Team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Local management was handcuffed from corporate policies and procedures.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Wonderful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendliness, cooperation, respectful, enjoyed working for company and had fun.

    Cons

    not enough OT, some people could not work well under pressure, not enough weekends off, should hire more friendlier assistant supervisor and overall liked working there.

    Advice to Management

    Produced good quality work history.


  6. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Clear Channel part-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Need to completely reboot the corporate culture.


  8. Big corporate takes over local radio.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Watch your back. I saw lots of heads roll.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Producer
    Former Employee - Executive Producer

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Market Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, free events, love advertising

    Cons

    Management is not consistent and shows favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent so everyone is playing on the same field


  11. Helpful (1)

    Ok starter job, low pay and bad benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.



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