Clear Channel

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Witnessing the Glengarry Glen Ross movie in action (without the popcorn

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Clear Channel

Pros

-To put it on your resume that you worked for a large corporation (well-known)
-To gain experience in your field, if you are new to your field of interest
-To work with co-workers who are friendly and warm
- To get a regular pay check
-To get experience in a corporate environment (the good, bad and ugly)
-To experience a sales-driven corporation
-To get some of the regular perks large corporations offer, such as event tickets, etc.
-To see how you stack up against other sales-driven co-workers, if you are ambitious and confident
-To flex your aggressive, results-driven, mental muscle and focus on results

Cons

-If you are not familiar with office politics, you will find yourself a little overwhelmed until you are either exhausted or smarten up
-Don't expect management to resolve any of your work issues or performance deterrents: you're on your own here
-As a sales-driven organization, you will soon learn where you stand on the totem pole
-Management's number one concern is sales: everyone and everything is secondary and expendable
-Sales execs soon learn they must find their own leads, constantly defend themselves, and not expect any coaching from management
-Management does not take initiative in training any staff: new staff coached by existing staff or learn as they mature into position
-Over-time is expected: regular 9-5 is frowned upon - if you're not "sweating", you're not impressing them
-Family life and quality of life is secondary to this organization
-Be able to defend yourself and your performance in any position within this organization.
-Management style is "divide and conquer". Team mentality is discouraged
-Bullying is common tactic for upper management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Retain employees by considering them as individuals and what would retain them in your organization. Do you really want to keep training people repeatedly due to high turnover rate and disgruntled staff?
-Consider initiating quarterly employee surveys and/or anonymous "suggestion box"
-Hire more support staff to relieve AE's and create greater productivity, hence more revenue
-Invest in your greatest resource: humans (nurturing, providing resources, retaining, hiring)
-Create a real HR department to address employee needs and relieve other departments

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great resume builder, then go find an actual career!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Clear Channel

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot about radio and marketing. Look at it like an awesome internship.
    Lots of autonomy so you can learn the skills you want to develop... don't just sit on facebook all the time. Use this time to brush up on your talent! Your next job will appreciate it.
    Perks- Free tickets, trade with local businesses= lots of free food and drinks
    Decent benefits options available to you.
    Great product. Good content that salespeople believe in.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Random, without notice.

    Way behind the curve for technology (on a local level. Corporate seems up to speed.)
    You won't have the resources you need to do your job, so you'll have to buy it yourself (ex: Photoshop/Adobe Suite). You will be the only person in your market with your job title, so you'll have to reach out to some National stranger if you need help. This can be nerve-wracking.

    No opportunities for advancement. Unless you want to be an AE, and then maybe someday you can be a sales manager. You won't get a raise. Your bonus pool seems to shrink every year, and if you're hourly, you won't get overtime. You won't get overtime if you're salaried, either.

    Basically, if you're not an AE, you'll be stuck at this pay level for your entire tenure. Your job description will keep expanding and expanding, until suddenly, you're not really doing what you were hired for. You're doing the jobs of all the people who were let go!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the "little people" people what they're worth, and perhaps the turnover won't be so high! Yes, your AEs generate revenue... but don't you realize that they need capable support staff?

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Not a desk job, manager your own day

    Cons

    Micromanaging,rates are outrageous, hard for small business to buy them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower rates

    Recommends
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