Clear Channel

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Welcome to the Titanic

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  • 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 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Complex challenges and fun

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant
    Current Employee - Management Consultant

    I have been working at Clear Channel as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to be creative and help a major company redefine itself. Despite its size and complexity, successful employees can make major differences that impact the business and make improvements.

    Working amongst very smart, hardworking and creative team members is energizing. In addition, the entire industry is fun and in the midst of change. Being amongst those who lead change is always rewarding.

    Cons

    You must be willing to work hard, think creatively and work in a very lean environment. But that's only a negative if it doesn't suit you.

    Like most VC funded corporations there is some risk. You must be capable of getting it right the first time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue hiring the best talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Straightforward, low pay, no growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Network Operations Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Network Operations Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays when promised, not much to say.

    Cons

    Highly political atmosphere, animosity between departments, little opportunity for growth or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things have changed a lot since I left Clear Channel. Its sale changed the day-to-day quite a bit. I wouldn't have any advice for new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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