Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 8 October 2014
Updated 8 October 2014
423 Reviews
2.9
423 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close (in 15 reviews)

  • Great place to learn quickly and learn valuable skills (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing (in 24 reviews)

  • No room for growth and they don't like to pay very well unless you're in upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Experience at Clear Channel

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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

    Pros

    There is not a lot of micromanaging.

    Cons

    They workload can get pretty heavy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It's radio.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Production in Birmingham, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    The perks of radio are always there. Concert tickets, free stuff, food, etc (when you can get them and if you're friends with promotions)

    Cons

    We all know the pay is crap and the risk of unemployment is always looming. Plus its corporate radio so you have limited control over what goes over the air.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they're worth. If you keep piling on work, compensate your employees for it and don't assume the fringe benefits will keep them happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Local management was handcuffed from corporate policies and procedures.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Radio life is a fast paced, exciting environment. Endless opportunities to develop new business relationships and generate a healthy income.

    Cons

    Focus on best interest for the station(s) rather than best interest for the clients (advertisers). Micro management was a common practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge upper management to create a vision focusing on clients success. Their success with campaigns will breed future success rather then continuous attempt to replace lost business partners.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Internship Experience - Not a Great Place to Stay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern

    Pros

    Great company culture, nice people, fun events, "family" environment, feel valued by co-workers, solid internship experience

    Cons

    No upward mobility, company isn't doing too great overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember WHY people listen to radio in the first place - the personalities. Stop making all CC stations the same nationwide or you'll lose your audience entirely to satellite radio, Pandora or Spotify

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interns Need Professional Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The schedule was really flexible. Had the opportunity to completely manage promotional events.

    Cons

    Interns are mostly just free labor. The position didn't offer much in the way of professional development and overall it was extremely easy. Most of the jobs I did as an intern were just busy work. Not that busy work is all bad but it just wasn't challenging at all and I learned essentially nothing from the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer some kind of professional development for interns. I think casually showing interns Clear Channels marketing department or strategy would go a long way in satisfying current interns and attracting future interns to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ok starter job, low pay and bad benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment to learn in, the best company there is for working in radio, friendly employees outside of management

    Cons

    Known in the industry as "cheap channel" and they follow through - raises are a joke if you get one at all, benefits have gone downhill the last 4 years (from United Healthcare to their own "Clear Channel Health Plan" for less coverage and more money), upper management (C-Suite especially) is COMPLETELY out of touch with their employees other than people in leadership positions, completely understaffed for the amount of work people do in certain divisions and are made to feel as if they are as interchangeable as a piece of furniture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Solid company that actively tries to move the needle in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always changing. Fast paced. Results driven.

    Cons

    No raises. Cost cutting is hurting the products. Talented people are leaving the company and the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the product. Have to devise a plan to be visible in the local markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positives and negatives depend on your perception of working in a highly corporate, top-down structure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled resources and state-of-the-art technology go hand in hand with being the largest company in the category. Quality properties and instant recognition in the marketplace.

    Cons

    A total numbers-driven management philosophy. If it can't be measured mathematically, put into a metric, and printed out on a spreadsheet it doesn't exist or has no value. People are as interchangeable as office furniture for that reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Fun concerts, fun team, 'fun' overall

    Cons

    Didn't seem like there were much room for moving up - seemed like a lot of work got dumped on one person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Future is optimistic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Clear Channel's challenge to break through digital makes it an exiting and fast paced place to work. But with excitement and a fast pace comes high turnover.

    Cons

    Good environment but pay increases / bonuses are dinosaurs. No raises for a number of years to even match the current inflation rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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