Clear Channel
2.8 of 5 327 reviews
www.clearchannel.com San Antonio, TX 5000+ Employees

Clear Channel Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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2.8 327 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman

Bob Pittman

(101 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good people, good properties, may be sold to a better company soon"
    in 12 reviews
  • "It is a great place to learn about broadcasting business"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Outside of upper management and AM personalities, the pay is very disappointing"
    in 17 reviews
  • "No merit increases; not even a cost of living increase is given to the employees"
    in 6 reviews
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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clear Channel

ProsLife -work balance is a pro

ConsNot good for career advance

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The money hungry face of corporate pop culture continues to thrive

Promotions Team (Current Employee)

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

ProsFun coworkers, tickets, promotional perks

ConsExtremely low pay, high expectations without any investment in employees; behind the tech times; no room for growth; company is in serious debt

Advice to Senior ManagementIn order to retain quality employees, companies like CC must invest in reasonable salaries/benefits and professional development.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Some perks but can't see a future here

Producer, Board-Op (Current Employee)

I have been working at Clear Channel part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFriendly environment

Company parties are really good

Sometimes there's food available for everyone

Concert perks

ConsNo raises

Encouraged to work hours without pay

Lot of pressure and stress at times

Not much room for moving up within the company

Politics

Advice to Senior ManagementReward people for their hard work. No one should not get a raise after putting 5 years of work into the company when they put in a lot of extra hours with the company.

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

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Stay out of the way, keep your nose clean

Account (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at Clear Channel full-time for more than 10 years

ProsMake lots of money every year

ConsUnappreciated, praise the lazy employees

Advice to Senior ManagementFalls on deaf ears

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good for first job great learning opportunity very low pay

Sales Coordinator (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Prosgreat work/ life balance, 9-6, people very friendly depends on department

Conslow pay, ok benefits, no free tickets, mindless work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Opportunity

Account Executive (Former Employee)

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

ProsFull Commission leaves the door open to limitless possibilities. Work and make as much as you want. The right sales manager will get you the most our of you job.

ConsTough to balance work and life. Not a lot of perks to the job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst experience I've ever had

Account Executive (Former Employee)

I worked at Clear Channel full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible schedule
You may come and go as you please
"Free" tickets (to not so great things)

ConsNo formal training
No help from managers to get you started. Everyone is "too busy" to help you when you need it
I had no idea what I was doing when I was finally given an account
All accounts are mainly given to senior sellers

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your new employees with more intense, face to face training. Maybe your turn around rate would be so high if you would take a little more time to care about your new hires.
Treat all your employees equally, at least during business hours.

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

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Very disheartening on the regional level.

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

ProsAwesome global company that is staying on the cutting edge of media technologies. If you want to try your hand at media sales on an entry level basis this might be an ok place to start but if you are a seasoned vet you might want to try out one of the competitors.

ConsBeware of management, smoking mirrors and unclear goals. The tell you what you want to hear to get you in the door but the minute you express concerns about your pay or culture they will "starve you out". The position is 100% commission but 70% of the sales team has been there for 10+ years there is not an opportunity to really secure high billing contracts. If there is an error out of your control, traffic, billing ect; management will not defend you they will push you in front of the bus. Management's concern is revenue NOT your commission so if it's good for their bonus and bad for you guess who is getting pushed in front of that bus, you. Instead of building, and supporting the sales staff they are constantly brought down and badgered. Being in a 100% commission job is hard as it is, but when you have to fight in your own home to eat it doesn't make for a very friendly work environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement at the regional level is a disease that is sure to manifest itself into an epidemic

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

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Need to work on training program. very disappointed

Integrated Marketing Consultant (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Clear Channel full-time for less than a year

Proscool atmosphere, plenty of perks.

ConsTraining was pointless. Pay is all commission and no reimbursement for gas. management was no help.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelping your employees instead of just making them watch a video for training doesn't help your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No Focus

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

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

ProsThey own more radio stations than any other company in the USA and iHeartRadio as well as concert venues, outdoor and other holdings.

ConsManagement is pulled 1000 directions, and the company feels like it's run by a bunch of AHDD ferrets on crack. One minute they want everyone focused on digital, the next minute they dream up a revenue surge concept with no structure or meaning and a week later it's all forgotten. No focus on the client and their needs. It's all about shoving something down the customers throat, then moving onto the next shiny object.

Advice to Senior ManagementBasic selling: set apppointment, CNA, follow up appointment, closing. Build schedules that work and foster relationships.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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