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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
431 Reviews
3.0
431 Reviews
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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 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  

    Top down management is out of touch with issues down where the water hits the wheel.

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    Former Employee - Local Sales Manager in Springfield, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Local Sales Manager in Springfield, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Pretty good place to work with a lot of perks such as concert tickets at area venues. Also, exciting to be in the music industry.

    Cons

    politics, in a word. Like any large corporation, everyone is trying to climb the ladder of success so you sometimes their efforts to do so will be on the backs of others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hot and Cold

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    Current Employee - Collections in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Collections in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Clear Channel is a good company to work for. Most people are kind and friendly.

    Cons

    Poor middle management and most of their staff are contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Programming Internship

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    Current Employee - Programing in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Programing in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I got to meet celebrities, gain valuable experience, make connections, and learn from those who are already where I would like to be.

    Cons

    A lot of the jobs have been cut into one person doing several different things. Also, more radio programs have become more automated making it less interesting to listen to and shutting out jobs for those who would like to apply as on-air personalities. Those jobs are rarely open. Also, some positions are high turnover positions, and they are always cutting budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this company doesn't want to lose so much money, maybe they should invest in a Urban contemporary Christian Radio Station. There are so many young adults and teens who enjoy gospel hip-hop and rhythm & Praise gospel music, but this market is ignored almost altogether by this company. While all of the other media mediums have gotten the hint that Christian media is what's hot right now and bringing in the most viewership thus making the most money. They are losing out on too much advertising dollars and will continue to cut budgets. I interned in Chicago, IL.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good internship experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment..Many learning and hands-on opportunities..The option to move around departments...Constant feedback and help..Overall good experience. I have interned at other radio companies and compared to them, I got the most out of Clear Channel. It was on par with Sirius XM's program.

    Cons

    None. I wish I was hired at the end of my internship.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    supportive management, mentoring, competitive, perks, abundance of training

    Cons

    too many sellers, too noisy, can be unfriendly, on boarding training too long, test

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of work with low pay

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    Current Employee - Traffic Producer in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Traffic Producer in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Many different departments to cover a variety of job interests. Coworkers friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Offices close and a variety of market work loads merged into one with no additional pay. No breaks in workday. Low pay for support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Turn Your Career into a Hobby

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    Former Employee - Talent in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Talent in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Always have nice gear, clean facilities, and, at face value, coworkers nicer than Mormons on a Sunday.

    Cons

    Dirt pay. So bad, you're embarrassed to tell anyone what you make, and they never give raises. It's long been understood that Clear Channel is accelerating the demise of traditional, terrestrial broadcasting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people, and they'll coddle you two-fold. Studies show that....

    ...while driving a car, it helps to look more than five inches in front of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of opportunity, large layoffs

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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 an 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
  11.  

    Great summer internship

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    Former Employee - Production Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere and lots of autonomy right from the beginning of the internship. Made some great friends and connections. The job itself was awesome besides the lack of pay, I got to voice commercials that played all throughout Philly.

    Cons

    The whole conglomerate can end up being segregated by station. It felt more like separate radio stations than one unified group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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