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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated November 14, 2016
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Pros
  • Good work environment especially for a contractor bouncing from job to job (in 20 reviews)

  • Great company with great people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • There is also not a lot of room to grow with the company (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits are horrible, No room to "grow" within the company (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "AE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing that is a Pro

    Cons

    Everything from their horrible management to pay. The will lure you in to work there with a client list and then once you are there take it away to lure someone else. Management will lie to you about everything

    Advice to Management

    Hire management based on those who encourage and motivate their staff vs pit them against one another


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working independently, free concerts and events

    Cons

    favored employees and sales teams, cold-calling


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Big Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun concerts, met lots of my rock idols and many interesting people.

    Cons

    Too many hours and too little money. Ruthless work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Try to foster a warm, creative environment. Don't give in to the pressure - it depresses creativity and focus which will then get you lower ratings.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working in the entertainment business was excititng

    Cons

    the politics of the sales force was bias

    Advice to Management

    fire upper mgmt


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Chicago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Go to different sites and interact with people. Also, sometimes go to free concerts for work but get to stay afterwards.

    Cons

    Sales part of this job is really boring. The actual employees aren't bored by it because they can actually do something. Interns are held in the dark and aren't really allowed to do much here just assist the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the interns and let them do more things. Overall great experience, let all the interns interact with each other too so they can make bonds and work better together.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They keep BAD people in charge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Program Director in Katy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Dedicated and loyal. Always a fun light atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too much oversight. Strangling upper management. Overpaid order takers. it's like working for Nazis. They are constantly jamming directives from some clueless exec. down your throat. Things that have very little to do with your format. Driving audience away in the name of the almighty dollar. Very small picture view. Taking money from management companies and record companies then forcing all stations to play that artist several times a day. They don't seem to care if it fits the format you present. They don't give you a choice.

    Advice to Management

    Let programmers do their job. Quit killing the ratings! Give stations a choice to run your national directives that you pretend are "Best Practices". you can't call it best practices every time you want to jam pointless directives down our throats. If and when it fits, its fine. Most times it doesn't. And this is radio, for programmers, it's supposed to be a creative environment. Weed out the Managers killing the vibe. Start in Modesto and head South. Micro management is no way to run a radio station.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pit of Vipers with zero leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Occasional access to celebrities and concerts. Relative freedom in the job.

    Cons

    Zero leadership. Accounts stolen or redistributed with no compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Mentor newbies.


  9. "It's all about sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Charist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Charist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The admin staff is friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    The politics of the office and consent desire to lay blame is never ending.

    Advice to Management

    Train the admin staff so meet the needs of the sales force, and it's not aways admins fault.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perks - tickets to any kind of event (but only if the person who managed those tickets likes you).
    There are plenty of decent and awesome people there - but not at the decision-making level.

    Cons

    You only matter if you're on-air or in senior management - everyone else is disposable and treated as such.
    Expected to put in more than 24 hours a day without compensation.
    No understanding from the senior management about family emergencies or sick children - Clear Channel comes first.
    No problem taking credit for other people's ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people who work their butts off and train your market leaders to be open to constructive criticism. It wouldn't hurt to get some of the "peons'" opinions every so often.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Attending events for customers, first to try new restaurants in the city, meeting business partners in different industries, great for resume building to get to know business owners.

    Cons

    100% commission after 3 months is stressful and a bit ridiculous, there are constant changes in the commission structure and upper management is always changing as well.

    Advice to Management

    Your AE's are on 100% commission, there is no need to micromanage your team with sign in sheets to see where they are going and what time they will return.



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