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

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  • Career Opportunities
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

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great place to learn

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    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
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good first start but you're not supposed to stay.

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    Current Employee - Producer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Producer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Clear Channel

    Pros

    It's job in the entertainment industry. You get to work with relatively famous people in a highly sought-after occupation. People don't hawk my hours even though I do work 8 hour days.

    Cons

    The pay is deplorable. There are no promotions, raises or bonuses. Health benefits used to be awesome now they suck. Management is inconsistent. Older, tenured, highly paid employees do virtually nothing while those paid the lowest are constantly expected to take on new responsibilities. I often feel like my PD is waiting for me to make a mistake, he's never said anything positive about my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little positive reinforcement would be nice. Also, why are some departments left virtually unmanaged? Expectations are not consistent for all employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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