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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
391 Reviews

2.9
391 Reviews
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Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company Ever

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

    Pros

    The people at this company are great.

    Cons

    Everything really. This is the cheapest company on earth, very bare bones. No mileage expense, no expense account, no nothing. All commission is horrible and leads to high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on successful merchant campaigns --- if a radio campaign works they'll come back, if not, they won't.

    For whatever reason this never crosses anyone's mind and it's an absolute afterthought.

    Explain to the DJ's that they don't get paid without the sales team. Stop being so difficult and help the merchants that are paying your paycheck succeed in their campaign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over promise and under deliver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    They have so many assets to sell. There's something for every client which makes a sales job seem much easier. Having iHeartRadio is a huge asset as many people don't know the name "Clear Channel." They give 2 weeks paid vacation, sick days, medical/dental/eye benefits, 401k, and life insurance.

    Cons

    No flexibility in schedule. There is zero, i repeat ZERO, training. I know sales. I don't need to be trained in sales. But they promised the best training for a month before I hit the phones/streets, a guarantee before the draw kicks in, a mentor, and an independent workplace. I got NONE of that. In fact, I'm micromanaged. How can you micromanage an entrepreneurial position?

    I was also denied training on many occasions and cannot expense anything besides mileage without permission first.

    Many times I cannot attend my own company events and when I do, I get the worst seats in the house. They treat employees poorly which hinders employee moral. Managers clearly have their favorites and alienate and humiliate employees they no longer want on their teams until they resign or get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick out the bad apples in management. They are hurting your bottom line and you're losing talented AE's. Also, you're losing business and straining client relationships as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    bad management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    lots of good people at my job place.

    Cons

    upper management. Managers not from or in your market making blanket decisions that negatively effect your success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on sales and how to increase numbers there. Stop pretending you know what you are doing. Let the local stations and managers make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Promotions Intern during college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Promotions Intern in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    A fun work experience promoting media and entertainment for a major corporation.

    Cons

    Internships are unpaid. Even without pay, there should be a considerable amount of learning experience offered and full-time employees do not put a focus on giving that to college interns.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Loans are due, so employees must be let go. Doesn't matter how hard they work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    Ability to be creative. Good Co-workers. Sometimes enough money to complete a project

    Cons

    People are laid off like a bodily function. Chaotic management. Some people work hard, some have friends in higher places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to figure out a profitable business plan for each division. Learn what people do before you lay them off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees mean absolutely nothing to CC and you can be cut loose at any time.

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

    Pros

    The people with whom you work are likely the best part of the job, if you can avoid getting involved in gossip and other workplace nonsense.

    Cons

    Management. Salary. Benefits. Pretty much everything about the compensation from this company stinks. Additionally, management does not value its employees and will stop at nothing to cut positions from each market. Morale is incredibly low. People are looking over their shoulders daily, worried about losing their jobs. Not a healthy place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Clear Channel Radio News Anchor

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

    Pros

    Not much to say other than a steady, but small paycheck.

    Cons

    Worst company I ever worked for. Low pay, no advancement opportunities, no raises. Not even a Christmas card. Nothing but a paycheck with no praise or appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage people and treat them like you care!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Large organization so you get decent benefits

    Cons

    Management in the Cincinnati office is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you get a good manager in a department do everything you can to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A place for the Pro-Active Indidividual

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    If you want to work in a relaxed and laid-back environment, this is a good place to do so. If you are a person who prefers working by yourself, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    As an intern it is hard to find a place for yourself among your superiors. You are expected to be a "self-starter" but there weren't any resources provided to do so. By "resources" I meant that we were limited to the things we were exposed to. Your best bet is to find a mentor that will take time outside his/her schedule to work with you. The employees are very unprofessional and there is a lack of concern for the well being of their interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not want to hold the whole Clear Channel Inc. accountable for my dissatisfaction because I interned for one part of the company. I interned at the Atlanta office and my experience was subpar. Management needs to consider creating an actual program for interns, with the goals clearly set out. Frankly, I did not gain much experience with this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at Clear Channel was AWESOME...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer, Board-Op  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Producer, Board-Op in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    I worked with some of the greats in radio and televison. I leaned a lot about the the industry as an intern and as an employee. There were perks such as meeting celebrities on a daily basis, getting free concert tickets and free access to clubs.

    Cons

    There weren't many who were wiling to help your grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your hard working interns a little more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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