Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
432 Reviews
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432 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.  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great perks: Meet famous people and go to great events. Pretty flexible with your schedule, but they know no one can live off the salary and hours they provide. Great for developing people/ networking skills.

    Cons

    Too many people trying to be boss. Workers very competitive and childish toward each other. There is no team mentality. More worried about the bottom line then any standards of quality. Sales is all that matters. The company cuts budget to ridiculous levels and the product suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to completely reboot the corporate culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co-workers are great, but top-level management doesn't care about rank and file

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer
    Former Employee - Executive Producer

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great, professional people to work with. Great assets to pull from.

    Cons

    A sense of doom hovers over the place, like you don't know who will be downsized next. Low pay and a sense that it's that way because management is top-heavy. Too many dictates come from corporate, which is frustrating to local managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let local managers have more control. Please do something about morale because it gets lower and lower every day.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market Consultant

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    Current Employee - Market Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Market Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, free events, love advertising

    Cons

    Management is not consistent and shows favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent so everyone is playing on the same field

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Services in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Creative Services in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Perks are endless between concert tickets, great employees, good management. There's never a dull moment and overall the company tries to include employees w/ promotions

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel like just a "number", and it seems hard to advance within the company unless you are close with management. Also, be prepared to not work a 9-5 schedule. Hours can be at different times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Big corporate takes over local radio.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Sussex, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Sussex, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a very organized company, with money behind the operation, and big talent banks. They are innovative but you will need to be part of the game.

    Cons

    Always changing commissions and the company is in flux due to the huge debt load they are under. What they innovate you will have to implement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your back. I saw lots of heads roll.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall great experiance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people that I worked with as they seem to hire people with very similar personalities. They try and create an overall fun place to be.

    Cons

    Management definitely had their favorites, and this very select group of people got away with EVERYTHING. I always likened it to high school bullies who knock your lunch tray out of your hands. That's how they made you feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know some of your employees better outside of your favorite circle of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interns Need Professional Development

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    • 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
  9. 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 (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
  10.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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