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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
403 Reviews
3.0
403 Reviews
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Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman
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132 Ratings

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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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and helpful. They have a great company culture. Lots of great events to work, and you get to meet a lot of bands/artists at the office.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs and department shifts have left them a little unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more thorough training period for interns should be created.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Over worked, underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    decent benefits and good resources

    Cons

    not enough staff to get the job done with no sympathy from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of the workload of support staff and make middle-level staff more accountable for their own jobs/workloads.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun job and great perks. It's fun working in media at times. If you are creative, this can be a great opportunity.

    Cons

    Radio sales have dwindled. This is truly hard work. Your writing skills, oral speaking skills, presentation ability, and business savvy must be stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for the little people that come in killing it in regards to allowing them to handle accounts for their stations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glitter Ain't Gold

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    Former Employee - Talent
    Former Employee - Talent

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

    Pros

    an Instagram account filled with photos of you and pseudo-celebs, free tickets, bragging rights, (semi) backstage access

    Cons

    management is petty and have questionable means of getting to the top, if you're on the "payroll," you can probably relate to the frustrations felt by share-croppers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire all of upper-management and start fresh; those old cronies are entirely too greedy and tarnished to do employees any good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Better Companies Out There

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No set hours. Come and go as you please.

    Cons

    Only want to hire employees part time (29hrs per week max) and pay them $8.00/hr. In the initial job interview, there were promises to move up and was told there's always room for growth and there simply isn't unless you're 'in' with the CEO and sound like everyone else. They don't want creativity, they want robots.
    Because they don't want to pay more than $8.00 and there's no hope for moving up, everyone who is part time has to have other jobs which means no one is really ever there and morale is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization and communication is key! If my boss is so busy that he can't even think straight, then he has no idea what's truly going on and can't effectively communicate what needs to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Cheap Channel.

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    Former Employee - , Sales  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - , Sales in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    meeting celebrities- once in a blue moon. When you're not stuck working an event at a gas station, or Kroger store.

    free tickets- Usually nose bleed or last minute unclaimed tickets after the directors take their pick.

    The experience- You learn a lot considering you have to balance your job as well as your directors responsibilities because they are lazy and can't work a full 9-5 day.

    Cons

    The directors are some of the laziest people I've ever met.

    You're over worked and under paid.

    No room for advancement because clear channel does cuts every 6 months and instead of keeping positions open they get rid of the position altogether and give those responsibilities to employees that already cant handle what they have on their plate.

    So much gossip. It's like being back in high school because the directors sit there and bash all of the other employees.

    Racist directors. very racist.

    I've spotted the stations promotions staff multiple times driving and talking on the cell phone at the same time. Same guy who comes into work high every day. Open your eyes clear channel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new directors, give your employees all a raise that they deserve. Find better promotions staff to represent your station properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Extremely Corporate, Extremely difficult to get promoted

    Former Employee - National Sales Support  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - National Sales Support in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    If your looking for low pay and super 9-5 then this job is for you. You didn't have to take your work home with you.

    Cons

    People who sucked up and brown nosed to management got promoted. Even with the promotions, the pay is horrible.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Complete Chaos

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Perks available...gift cards, event tickets etc.

    Cons

    100% Commission. Limited Flexibility. Unprofessional work environment. Departments are very disconnected which creates hostile work environment. Entirely way to much turnover! No CRM tools available to help manage client lists/prospects. No training programs. Antiquated Systems. Need to streamline processes to help reduce errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a training program and invest time in your new hires to reduce turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've worked here for over 13 years

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Constantly learning about emergence of new media. Excellent training in sales and management skills.
    Perks often include concerts, charitable and sporting events. Staff is very helpful to new employees.

    Cons

    Ability to create a work life balance is often compromised. A lot of programs to sell, projects to fulfill and events to staff. Corporate dictates are often pushed down and little local autonomy prevails.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very satisfied with my former employment with Clear Channel.

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    Former Employee - Program Director
    Former Employee - Program Director

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

    Pros

    The resources are amazing and very useful in achieving work related goals. The people I worked with were awesome.

    Cons

    There are times when corporate dictates mandatory projects, which is fine, however the notice is always very short and at times unorganized and lacking details.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being supportive and interactive with staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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