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Helpful (5)

Learned A Lot But Hard To Advance in a Tightknit Fraternity Environment

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Clear Channel (More than 8 years)

Pros

Getting to work with great station managers and working with amazing co-workers in offices across the country

Cons

hard to advance if you don't come out of the New York corporate office. Competency is irrelevant the person from NY will fill management openings

Advice to Management

Place more value on your employees. Pay them fairly for all the extra hours the AE's devote to your bottom line. AE's shouldn't have to find another job and file their letter of resignation in order to receive a pay raise. Also not classy for the GSM & President to drop the F'bomb on an employee upon their resignation because they leave for a competitor.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
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    Cons

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    Welcome to the Titanic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loyal and hard working coworkers and local management, nice office/studio space, free tickets and other perks from working in a radio station, iheartradio app.

    Cons

    Crippling debt from private equity sale has caused everything to go down hill in the last few years. No pay increases since 2008. Half baked ideas are crammed down from above without proper vetting, testing or market input. Severe pressure on employees without giving much in return. Constantly shifting focus and priorities. Many jobs eliminated and consolidated. Control has shifted from the local markets to corporate. Company only cares about the bottom line due to their $20 billion dollar debt.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Restore local and live talent to better connect with your audience. Our stations are on auto pilot most of the time and sound bland and lifeless compared to the competition. Stop destroying what makes radio special. Let employees actually do their jobs and use judgement beyond just carrying out corporate marching orders. Train your corporate newbie employees properly if you're going to have them take over jobs that used to be done by the local markets. Send upper management down to the lower levels to find out first hand what works and what doesn't.


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