Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
404 Reviews
3.0
404 Reviews
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Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman
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133 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close (in 13 reviews)

  • lots of good people at my job place (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing (in 21 reviews)

  • No room for growth and they don't like to pay very well unless you're in upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work; no two days are alike!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great resources. Fantastic benefits. Good local leadership.

    Cons

    Lack of perks. No on going training other than on-line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work and meet new and exciting people

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    Current Employee - Web/Promotion Assistant  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Web/Promotion Assistant in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Media, Music, Marketing, Graphic Design

    Cons

    compensation, there is a great lack of pay for the promotion, job clarity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaged

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    Current Employee - Station Management  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Station Management in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A steady paycheck. Decent management and good coworkers at the local level.

    Cons

    Every department is micromanaged from the corporate level. You do not dare to make meaningful decisions at the local level for fear of being reprimanded by corporate. In many cases the people at corporate creating and dictating policy have never so much as set foot in a radio station. The end result is a local staff that sits back and waits to be told what to do, and is content to do nothing in an effort to simply "stay under the radar." There is so much wrong here that one would have to write a book to cover it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some effort to know the business you are running. You treat everyone as if they work on an assembly line at a factory. Let the creative people be creative. Realize that one size does not fit all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clear Channel takes advantage of lower level employees and interns.

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    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    I could seriously write a novel about the cons, but the biggest one is the absolute disrespect they show employees from entry level to mid-level management. The constant fear of budget cuts and hiring freezes all while trumping record profits. It was maddening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing/Promotions Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Intern  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Intern in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed getting to sit in meetings and discuss ideas for promotions, etc.

    Cons

    It was sometimes the "fetch my coffee" type of internship, and I spent a lot of time doing work like cleaning out closets, etc. Internship also unpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include interns in brainstorming sessions more!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Micro management to excess. Failure to retain employees because of time consumption in the office.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Panama City Beach, FL

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    training, company benefits, perks, unique creative group, reputation of stations

    Cons

    negative atmosphere with constant need to breakdown staff to try to make them feel like they could never succeed anywhere else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let your people do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to grow with.

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    Current Employee - Traffic Manager
    Current Employee - Traffic Manager

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Looking from the outside in, it seems like a good company to work with. They seem to be making big moves in the market. Company culture is ok, being in the Radio Industry.

    Cons

    No raises for 6 years, bad compensation, then after many years of dedicated work they make a number of layoffs and big cuts as they have been for years, this would not be a time to work this type of company.

  9.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities to meet artists and celebrities

    Cons

    High turnover
    Slow career growth
    No training or entry-level support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your hungry and young talent. Give them opportunities to work on larger projects to keep them from leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Fun coworkers. Great internship program.

    Cons

    No room for growth, been told I was lucky to still have a job when looking for an increase in compensation. Rather hire out than promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY IF YOU ARE A 'SEASONED SALES REP'!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of helpful information; presentations on their internal website. Perfect for the YOUNG and INEXPERIENCED!

    Cons

    HORRIBLE training. You can't even call it 'training.' MICRO-MANAGEMENT throughout; salary is TERRIBLE and only for 6 months. After that all commissions. IMPOSSIBLE to make a living at CC. Managers all stick together. Not very friendly. A very, very strange place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together. CC is NOT the great company you preach it is. Take your heads out of the sand and let 'new' blood bring in new ideas. If you want 'ORDER TAKERS', don't hire SEASONED SALES reps. Same advice ... if you want someone to sit at their desks ALL DAY and go through useless leads, don't hire an OUTSIDE or SEASONED SALES REP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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