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"Learn then leave...thats your best bet."

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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Reputable in the industry, top notch systems, strong resources.

Cons

- Extremely poor senior leadership, unclear mission and vision, company does not care about it's people, place incompetent people in leadership positions, spend money on ridiculous spends and do not invest in people although they claim that "People are our competitive advantage".

Advice to Management

Wake up and see what really matters. Put the proper people in place to bring knowledge and proper process to the company and not put pawns in place to be "Yes Sir" people. Pay your people, no raises for 5 years while the top 50 are always taken care of is ridiculous.

And how about knowing your people, on the Media side of the business people dont even know if the CEO exists or not. Awards and recognition is always well deserved and it never happens.

Since you are in cost cutting mode, stop throwing lavish parties in Vegas at the iHear festival and think about giving people raises to fit the hard work and long hours you are demanding.

Follow the law, non-exempt employees are required to be paid overtime. Offering a day off in return is not adequate.

You may want to try and hire women into senior management and not just act like you are doing such. A male dominated culture and the good ole boys club does not cut it.

Other Employee Reviews for Clear Channel

  1. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Training, high income potential

    Cons

    Very stressful environment, must be very efficient with your time.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Welcome to the Titanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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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