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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 14 August 2014
Updated 14 August 2014
389 Reviews

2.9
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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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    Production Intern

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    Current Employee - Production Intern  in  Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Intern in Burbank, CA (US)

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of cool things and meet a lot of celebrities

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be a little boring as it's the same tasks every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better options for hiring on after internship! Part time with no guaranteed hours and at min. wage is crazy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard and be rewarded. Lots of opportunity to grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job flexibility and great commission. Cool people.

    Cons

    You have to pound the pavement or you won't get paid. Pretty simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The most fun you'll have at a corporate job

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    Pros

    great perks - concerts tickets, sporting events, etc. , Radio People are always a blast!

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, No room to "grow" within the company. People will come and go as they seem to hire anyone with a pulse to "sell" radio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your younger employees for growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company is changing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The rank and file are very pleasant to work with. Salary is decent for the area and good bonuses when the company is doing well

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Minimal feedback and people come and go without any notification. With the new leadership, the company is losing more experienced staff either because they are leaving or let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaged

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    Current Employee - Station Management  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Station Management in Denver, CO (US)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck. Decent management and good coworkers at the local level.

    Cons

    Every department is micromanaged from the corporate level. You do not dare to make meaningful decisions at the local level for fear of being reprimanded by corporate. In many cases the people at corporate creating and dictating policy have never so much as set foot in a radio station. The end result is a local staff that sits back and waits to be told what to do, and is content to do nothing in an effort to simply "stay under the radar." There is so much wrong here that one would have to write a book to cover it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some effort to know the business you are running. You treat everyone as if they work on an assembly line at a factory. Let the creative people be creative. Realize that one size does not fit all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work; no two days are alike!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    Pros

    Great resources. Fantastic benefits. Good local leadership.

    Cons

    Lack of perks. No on going training other than on-line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work and meet new and exciting people

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    Current Employee - Web/Promotion Assistant  in  Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Web/Promotion Assistant in Bakersfield, CA (US)

    Pros

    Media, Music, Marketing, Graphic Design

    Cons

    compensation, there is a great lack of pay for the promotion, job clarity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clear Channel takes advantage of lower level employees and interns.

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    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    I could seriously write a novel about the cons, but the biggest one is the absolute disrespect they show employees from entry level to mid-level management. The constant fear of budget cuts and hiring freezes all while trumping record profits. It was maddening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Marketing/Promotions Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Intern  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Intern in San Antonio, TX (US)

    Pros

    I enjoyed getting to sit in meetings and discuss ideas for promotions, etc.

    Cons

    It was sometimes the "fetch my coffee" type of internship, and I spent a lot of time doing work like cleaning out closets, etc. Internship also unpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include interns in brainstorming sessions more!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to grow with.

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    Current Employee - Traffic Manager
    Current Employee - Traffic Manager

    Pros

    Looking from the outside in, it seems like a good company to work with. They seem to be making big moves in the market. Company culture is ok, being in the Radio Industry.

    Cons

    No raises for 6 years, bad compensation, then after many years of dedicated work they make a number of layoffs and big cuts as they have been for years, this would not be a time to work this type of company.

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