Clear Channel
2.8 of 5 329 reviews
www.clearchannel.com San Antonio, TX 5000+ Employees

Clear Channel Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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2.8 329 reviews

                             

46% Approve of the CEO

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman

Bob Pittman

(102 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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Fun Station

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsIf you like rock, it's fun

Consif company merges, you are in great jeapordy

Advice to Senior Managementcare more about employees

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

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Great at first. But lost my job due to downsizing after ten years.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat resources, except promotional marketing resources.

ConsPolitics, lack of marketing resources, collective-contesting that audiences see right through.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive radio back local control and live personalities in the individual stations.

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

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All about the money.....

Account Executive (Former Employee)

I worked at Clear Channel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI met a lot of great people. A few of the stations were top rated and well recognized in the market.

ConsConstantly changing commissions; increased budgets based on where the company needed to be and didn't take the clients and forecasting into consideration. Overall being an account executive felt like just you were just a number.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was a completely "boys club" and didn't know how manage their people. Figure it out or you'll continue to see the constant turnover.

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

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meh

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

Prosthe pay is ok, and the insurance benefits are good.

ConsInept management. Typical corporate mentality where money goes back to the CEOs but not to workers or the upkeep/improvement of work facilities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Cuts, Cuts, Cuts

Director (Current Employee)

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

ProsFun environment, Some people are great

ConsHealth Benefits, low pay low moral

Advice to Senior ManagementI understand you're broke but if you can't keep your employees how will it ever get better. Stop outsourcing.

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

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Great people to work. Fun culture. Pay and Benefits are disappointing.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

ProsClear Channel has a great group of people. You definitely make close friends on the job and the job culture can be fun and flexible at times. There's a few perks, like meeting big music artists, a chance at winning a free trip to the annual iHeart Radio concert in Vegas and the occasional work parties in appreciation of our hard work. Overall, the work culture is satisfying.

ConsOutside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing. Company wide bonuses do not happen on a yearly basis. Upper management just grows and grows - VP's, VP II's, VP III's, Directors, Sr Directors, and more - the top get paid. It's also hard to grow within the company. There are no mentor or training programs outside of upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more focus on your employees outside of upper management.

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

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Well-rounded experience

Promotions Intern (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsExperience a little of every department, meet lots of people

ConsTedious hours, mostly phone calls

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Team environment, hard to work up the ladder

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Clear Channel

ProsLots of local connections, flexible hours, team-based. I worked in the San Francisco office and it was a fun gig. I worked in the Promotions department, and really got to know the Bay Area well by going out on Street Events and coordinating events with local schools and companies.

ConsBig company, minimum wage pay, if you get paid at all. There aren't a ton of senior positions so there's not much room for climbing up the ladder.

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Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsOpportunities for sales in multiple cities.

ConsLow commission compared to market competitors.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease commissions to reduce AE turnover

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work here if you don't care about making money

Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Clear Channel full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI really liked the account managers that I supported. They were very easy to work with and very appreciate of my hard work. That's about all I can say that's positive about my experience here.

ConsMy workload tripled and I never got any type of raise. Mindless work for sales assistants. No type of training offered for people who are interested in growing their careers and advancing in the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't demand people work more without compensating them for it. There are tons of organizations one can build a successful sales career at with better compensation and benefits packages. Why anyone in sales would still want to work for this organization is beyond me. Plenty of other opportunities at organizations who value their people and reward them for their hard work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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