Clear Channel
2.8 of 5 330 reviews
www.clearchannel.com San Antonio, TX 5000+ Employees

Clear Channel Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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2.8 330 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman

Bob Pittman

(103 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great people to work with, everyone there seems to be close"
    in 11 reviews
  • "It is a great place to learn about broadcasting business"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "General opinion of those part of upper management at the main office is low due to the "less is more" creed"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Employees have been told flat out that the company "does not do cost of living increases"
    in 6 reviews
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They were the biggest of the big during the time radio was king

GENERAL SALES MANAGER (Former Employee)
Greensboro, NC (US)

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

ProsMarket Leader with a national footprint of stations

ConsWent private and tried to cut their way back to profitability. It did not work. They lost too many dedicated people.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can never go back to what radio was. Times have changed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good job if you are looking for part-time work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clear Channel

ProsGreat people to work with, everyone there seems to be close. Many chances to meet people in the entertainment industry which makes work even more fun. Flexible with your schedule.

ConsDifficult to try and move up in the ranks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Internship!

Radio Show Intern (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

ProsAble to explore different areas, got to be involved with events and celebrity appearances

ConsInternship was unpaid, none others really

Advice to Senior ManagementIt was a great learning environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Vice President, Sponsorships & Biz Dev (Former Employee)
Burbank, CA (US)

I worked at Clear Channel as a contractor for more than a year

ProsWorking with all stations. Access to Events. Tickets to shows.

ConsLow pay for employees. Lack of promotion.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Best Internship Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

Prosreal life work experience, friendly people

Consunpaid, long hours for events

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best place I have ever worked, most of the time.

Account Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Clear Channel full-time

ProsThe People are wonderful, I have never worked with a more family like culture.

ConsBig corporate layoffs are the norm, and usually come around Christmas! Yikes!

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees! They are your greatest asset!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Experience if a lifetime

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Clear Channel part-time for more than a year

ProsFun people and meeting celebrities

ConsThe low wages and disorganization among teams

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment but too much corporate control.

Accounting Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat co-workers. Relaxed workplace with lots of opportunity to learn and friendly management.

ConsCompensation is many times non-negotiable and low. Little room for official advancement. Company is quick to lay off positions and delegate their workload to others without the raise in pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities for advancement and reward for hard work and accomplishments.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a decent place to learn but don't expect great advancement opportunities

Program Director (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe pay and benefits were certainly fair for the market size. Almost every corporate PD or Brand Manager I worked with did take an interest in my station (things it was doing right and areas that needed improvement), despite having to manage several markets and stations.

ConsCorporate PD's did take an interest, but feedback is coming from someone flying at 60,000 feet (take it with a grain of salt).
Being a yes man is definitely valued here. Pushback isn't always welcome, especially the lower on the food chain you rank.
Demands are high with no great advancement opportunities - mainly because everything is being consolidated. If you're looking for cookie-cutter radio where you can just blend in and not make a difference - you'll be fine here. But flying under the radar will only get you so far.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue the opinions of the men and women who push buttons, answer phones - the ones who really are the boots-on-the-ground, face of the radio station. It's sometimes the "button pushers", interns, and people who do the day-to-day "grunt" jobs who can provide you with some of the best perspective. Remember where you started in this business. Don't lose sight of that. Sure it's about ratings and revenue, it's a business after all... but are you cultivating a culture of creativity?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great internship if interested in radio or promotions.

Intern (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsLoved working here. Great internship experience

ConsThere was no pay - but as to be expected as an intern.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. I had a positive experience

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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