Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
399 Reviews

2.9
399 Reviews
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Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman
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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.  

    Enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very willing to help with whatever

    Cons

    Excellent help when being trained..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good starting point

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    Great experience and some wonderful people

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

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn quickly and learn valuable skills. The people are some of the best and smartest I've ever worked with. There is ample training and investment in equipment. The IT projects are challenging and impactful.

    Cons

    There are revenue challenges preventing the company from showing employees that they are valued. There haven't been bonuses or raises in a number of years. There seems to be a lot of turnover in leadership which causes ripple effects and some lurching around between priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on taking care of existing employees. There is a lot of perception that new employees can get exorbitant salaries while loyal employees are restrained from getting advances beyond a small percentage increase. Spread it around some. Many employees would love to feel like they are a part of the same culture you cats in Manhattan enjoy. The sizzle reals are nice, but when you trip on the carpet walking back to your cube it's hard to get stoked about how glamorous your company is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Future is optimistic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great if you're interested in radio

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    One of the best starter jobs!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant  in  Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Poughkeepsie, NY (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are great opportunities working to work in various departments everyone is extremely helpful and willing to give guidance.

    Cons

    Working for a smaller clear channel often times they hire people who aren't qualified for the position creating tension for long term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the good employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Clear Channel Maitland

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Team  in  Maitland, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in Maitland, FL (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel for more than a year

    Pros

    Definitely enjoyed working here, was able to work promotions with some great people. Solid bosses that help out and enough autonomy to find your own groove.

    Cons

    A lit bit low pay for promotion and marketing. The job was part-time, so it would have been great to be able to advance to full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow for movement between different fields within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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