Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
403 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I enjoyed the work environment and many staff members were very close (in 13 reviews)

  • lots of good people at my job place (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing (in 21 reviews)

  • No room for growth and they don't like to pay very well unless you're in upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interns Need Professional Development

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    Former Employee - Promotions Intern  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern for less than a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok starter job, low pay and bad benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time for 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
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for 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
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time for 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
  6.  

    Good starting point

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    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
  7.  

    Future is optimistic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for 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
  8.  

    Great if you're interested in radio

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern

    Pros

    If you want to go into radio and music then, it doesn't get any better than this.
    -Met cool musicians
    - Very laid back office. Lots of fun and lots of laughs
    - Heard new music before the public

    Cons

    - Running silly errands
    - No compensation
    -Overworked at certain points

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great radio stations with targeted audiences for the advertisers.

    Cons

    No consistency in income or growth potential. High turnover rate with entire staff. ROI for clients is diminishing at a record pace. Radio no longer has the response advertisers are demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No incentive to generate new business for existing account executives. When AE's leave, management houses their accounts so there is no reward for loyalty or new business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The environment felt extremely welcoming and mostly everyone treated the interns with a great deal of respect. You get to meet a lot of cool bands and artists, and the overall work environment is pretty laid back and chill.

    Cons

    For a lot of the time, it felt as though the interns were not given specific duties and tasks on exactly what to do. We spent a lot of time on the internet or on our phones just waiting for someone to ask us to do something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the interns as though they are getting paid and not just school credit. Plan ahead and make weekly calendars with specific tasks for us so we don't have to continue asking what needs to be done. It is awkward and we are extremely intimidated since we do not officially work here. Take initiatives to make interns feel more comfortable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for, just not if you're an intern.

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    Former Employee - Promotions Team  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You get to travel and attend cool events such as concerts and festivals. My supervisors were friendly and treated their interns well.

    Cons

    Clear Channel is a reputable company but their internship program is a joke. Interns are only offered college credit and don't learn much. The majority of my internship was spent setting up sound equipment and taking photos. I learned absolutely nothing. This internship was also very time consuming and there's no set schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internship program needs work. Interns need to be empowered and taught skills for future use.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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