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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
440 Reviews
3.0
440 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've worked here for over 13 years

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

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

    Pros

    Constantly learning about emergence of new media. Excellent training in sales and management skills.
    Perks often include concerts, charitable and sporting events. Staff is very helpful to new employees.

    Cons

    Ability to create a work life balance is often compromised. A lot of programs to sell, projects to fulfill and events to staff. Corporate dictates are often pushed down and little local autonomy prevails.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Over worked, underpaid

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent benefits and good resources

    Cons

    not enough staff to get the job done with no sympathy from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of the workload of support staff and make middle-level staff more accountable for their own jobs/workloads.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Fun job and great perks. It's fun working in media at times. If you are creative, this can be a great opportunity.

    Cons

    Radio sales have dwindled. This is truly hard work. Your writing skills, oral speaking skills, presentation ability, and business savvy must be stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for the little people that come in killing it in regards to allowing them to handle accounts for their stations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very satisfied with my former employment with Clear Channel.

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

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

    Pros

    The resources are amazing and very useful in achieving work related goals. The people I worked with were awesome.

    Cons

    There are times when corporate dictates mandatory projects, which is fine, however the notice is always very short and at times unorganized and lacking details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being supportive and interactive with staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glitter Ain't Gold

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

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

    Pros

    an Instagram account filled with photos of you and pseudo-celebs, free tickets, bragging rights, (semi) backstage access

    Cons

    management is petty and have questionable means of getting to the top, if you're on the "payroll," you can probably relate to the frustrations felt by share-croppers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire all of upper-management and start fresh; those old cronies are entirely too greedy and tarnished to do employees any good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Better Companies Out There

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No set hours. Come and go as you please.

    Cons

    Only want to hire employees part time (29hrs per week max) and pay them $8.00/hr. In the initial job interview, there were promises to move up and was told there's always room for growth and there simply isn't unless you're 'in' with the CEO and sound like everyone else. They don't want creativity, they want robots.
    Because they don't want to pay more than $8.00 and there's no hope for moving up, everyone who is part time has to have other jobs which means no one is really ever there and morale is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization and communication is key! If my boss is so busy that he can't even think straight, then he has no idea what's truly going on and can't effectively communicate what needs to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Cool, but very unprofessional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, got free concert tickets and to meet celebs, also it was a perk to hear your voice on the radio

    Cons

    Very unprofessional, played favorites, upper management didnt care to get to know you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your interns and give them chances to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Informative experience in the advertising world of radio

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Positive and engaging company with passionate people and leadership
    Extensive array of tools to create effective and appropriate presentations including present day stats and data
    Cohesive interdepartmental interactions
    Good products, station line-ups and Talent

    Cons

    Zero training that is helpful, one is left to figure EVERYTHING out on one's own. All the technology, programs, company info, even HR materials
    Archaic billing and collections systems that confuce and most often infuriate clients
    Non-delivery of inventory or over sell of inventory regularly resulting on constant charge backs
    Micro Management on a 100% commission structure
    Expectatins of home computer, mobile phone, car, gas without any compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the Cons-especially a minimal first week to two weeks orientation of company, technologies, assets to work with and HR-Company process and proceedures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very hands on within the field work

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was able to assist with music lounge performances, getting access with artists in an intimate setting.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt as though they didn't know what to do with the interns within the office setting, so many times you sat at the front desk waiting for a task

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with fun people. I need at least 5
    20 words so yeah... That's it.

    Cons

    Didn't learn anything that I didn't know already, communication sucks, non-paid, nothing to do during office hours because there are 80 of us, and everything part of this job sucks. Future college students, don't waste your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't host internships if your not going to pay. So cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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