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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
435 Reviews
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435 Reviews
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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  

    Ok starter job, low pay and bad benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment to learn in, the best company there is for working in radio, friendly employees outside of management

    Cons

    Known in the industry as "cheap channel" and they follow through - raises are a joke if you get one at all, benefits have gone downhill the last 4 years (from United Healthcare to their own "Clear Channel Health Plan" for less coverage and more money), upper management (C-Suite especially) is COMPLETELY out of touch with their employees other than people in leadership positions, completely understaffed for the amount of work people do in certain divisions and are made to feel as if they are as interchangeable as a piece of furniture.

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

    Great experience and some wonderful people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn quickly and learn valuable skills. The people are some of the best and smartest I've ever worked with. There is ample training and investment in equipment. The IT projects are challenging and impactful.

    Cons

    There are revenue challenges preventing the company from showing employees that they are valued. There haven't been bonuses or raises in a number of years. There seems to be a lot of turnover in leadership which causes ripple effects and some lurching around between priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on taking care of existing employees. There is a lot of perception that new employees can get exorbitant salaries while loyal employees are restrained from getting advances beyond a small percentage increase. Spread it around some. Many employees would love to feel like they are a part of the same culture you cats in Manhattan enjoy. The sizzle reals are nice, but when you trip on the carpet walking back to your cube it's hard to get stoked about how glamorous your company is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company that actively tries to move the needle in the industry

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Always changing. Fast paced. Results driven.

    Cons

    No raises. Cost cutting is hurting the products. Talented people are leaving the company and the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the product. Have to devise a plan to be visible in the local markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positives and negatives depend on your perception of working in a highly corporate, top-down structure.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled resources and state-of-the-art technology go hand in hand with being the largest company in the category. Quality properties and instant recognition in the marketplace.

    Cons

    A total numbers-driven management philosophy. If it can't be measured mathematically, put into a metric, and printed out on a spreadsheet it doesn't exist or has no value. People are as interchangeable as office furniture for that reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very willing to help with whatever

    Cons

    Excellent help when being trained..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good starting point

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Fun concerts, fun team, 'fun' overall

    Cons

    Didn't seem like there were much room for moving up - seemed like a lot of work got dumped on one person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the radio industry and how everything works from programming to production and advertising. Very interesting experience in that regard.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they're doing. Think "greed is good" meets high school, that is the culture here. Management takes care of their favorites who get away with everything and they're not even subtle about it. The favorites are fed the best accounts and everyone else is left to fight over the crumbs that are left. Bullying and backstabbing are practically encouraged. If you are an ethical salesperson who plays by the rules you won't last long here. It is a 100% commission sales job but you are required to attend endless meetings, you are buried in administrative work and you are micromanaged every minute of your day. This company invented the revolving door so don't bother getting to know your co-workers, half of them will be gone by lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay where you are. You would never make it anywhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in El Paso, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in El Paso, TX (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Attending events for customers, first to try new restaurants in the city, meeting business partners in different industries, great for resume building to get to know business owners.

    Cons

    100% commission after 3 months is stressful and a bit ridiculous, there are constant changes in the commission structure and upper management is always changing as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your AE's are on 100% commission, there is no need to micromanage your team with sign in sheets to see where they are going and what time they will return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Future is optimistic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Clear Channel's challenge to break through digital makes it an exiting and fast paced place to work. But with excitement and a fast pace comes high turnover.

    Cons

    Good environment but pay increases / bonuses are dinosaurs. No raises for a number of years to even match the current inflation rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great if you're interested in radio

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel as an intern

    Pros

    If you want to go into radio and music then, it doesn't get any better than this.
    -Met cool musicians
    - Very laid back office. Lots of fun and lots of laughs
    - Heard new music before the public

    Cons

    - Running silly errands
    - No compensation
    -Overworked at certain points

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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