Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
440 Reviews
3.0
440 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's radio.

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    • 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
  2.  

    Part-time promotions assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for; good staff; and fun environment

    Cons

    Promotions assistants don't always get to interact with other staff; workers are on-call; and I got minimum wage.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Experience at Clear Channel

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    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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  5.  

    Wonderful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Little Rock, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Broadcast Technician in Little Rock, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    friendliness, cooperation, respectful, enjoyed working for company and had fun.

    Cons

    not enough OT, some people could not work well under pressure, not enough weekends off, should hire more friendlier assistant supervisor and overall liked working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Produced good quality work history.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-Moving, Ambitious and Funloving Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Los Angeles cluster of Clear Channel Radio stations -- despite the company's reputation -- was a fantastic place to work. I was surrounded by brilliant, creative individuals who were always quick on their feet, embracing new ideas working to make their organization the best possible.

    Cons

    Being very large and having been acquired by an investment firm caused some rough changes. Some positions were cut. But this is what happens when a company works to become more agile and competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive attitude and the keen eye for talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Local management was handcuffed from corporate policies and procedures.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Radio life is a fast paced, exciting environment. Endless opportunities to develop new business relationships and generate a healthy income.

    Cons

    Focus on best interest for the station(s) rather than best interest for the clients (advertisers). Micro management was a common practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge upper management to create a vision focusing on clients success. Their success with campaigns will breed future success rather then continuous attempt to replace lost business partners.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    They will suck the soul of you.... Do yourself a favor and find something else!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great office building in the middle of downtown but honestly that all the Pros about Clear Channel.

    Cons

    Management have no idea how to lead a team to success. Its definitely a dog-eat-dog world indeed particular in this environment. Training is a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your new hire and properly train them.

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

    Lack of opportunity, large layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting culture, broadcast field, interactive with many businesses

    Cons

    Ego driven management, no focus on local product, fails to invest in staff and completely focused on automating all positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to being a broadcasting company rather than second-class accounting firm. Shed debt by succeeding rather than eliminating positions which could be profitable if allowed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Disappointing

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    • Senior Management
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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 a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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