Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
441 Reviews
3.0
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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.  

    Promotions internship: Must love to talk to anyone and everyone, but good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Rockville, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Work with radio personalities, great staff and fellow interns, meet artists, concerts, and other events. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    Long standing work hours for major events/concerts, occasionally lots of down time in office, no formal training about how to carry out duties (must learn on the go), sometimes coordinators and other supervisors play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some orientation training for interns (i.e. phone greetings because multiple radio stations' promotions are handled by one offce), keep the favoritism in check, and give more responsibility to those interns who ask and can handle more work to demonstrate abilities for potential hire after internship is completed/ or when they have graduated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Traffic Reporter in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Traffic Reporter in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    I remember decent benefits. I was in a satellite office so I didnt deal with management at all

    Cons

    Hard to get in touch with management at times because I worked at a station that was owned by another company. I did traffic.

  3.  

    Internship Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Rockville, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Rockville, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Good to put on resume.

    Cons

    Not enough experience in field interested in.
    Part-timers horror stories made me think again about possibly applying for a position as a Promotions Assistant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a "shadow" day to interns to follow employees who do the jobs that they are interested in.

    Find another way to upload pictures of events to websites because it is scary and not exactly safe when part-timers and interns get back to the office late at night after an event and have to go upstairs and upload photos.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Corp Communication

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

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    very structured, lots of young people, laid back work place

    Cons

    Younger employees are not valued, high turnover, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in lower level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Freelancing oK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freelancer Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Freelancer Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot's of cool people, Casual dress, free inside scope to events like iheart radio festival.

    Cons

    Treat freelancers like a piece of meat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top down management is out of touch with issues down where the water hits the wheel.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Local Sales Manager in Springfield, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Local Sales Manager in Springfield, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Pretty good place to work with a lot of perks such as concert tickets at area venues. Also, exciting to be in the music industry.

    Cons

    politics, in a word. Like any large corporation, everyone is trying to climb the ladder of success so you sometimes their efforts to do so will be on the backs of others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hot and Cold

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Collections in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Clear Channel is a good company to work for. Most people are kind and friendly.

    Cons

    Poor middle management and most of their staff are contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of work with low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traffic Producer in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Traffic Producer in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Many different departments to cover a variety of job interests. Coworkers friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Offices close and a variety of market work loads merged into one with no additional pay. No breaks in workday. Low pay for support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's radio.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  11.  

    Experience at Clear Channel

    • 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

    Pros

    There is not a lot of micromanaging.

    Cons

    They workload can get pretty heavy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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