Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Programming Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Programing in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Intern - Programing in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Good internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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.

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  5. Company review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  6. Hot and Cold

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    Communication is key

  7. Helpful (2)

    Turn Your Career into a Hobby

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent in Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Talent in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, MA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Perks - tickets to any kind of event (but only if the person who managed those tickets likes you).
    There are plenty of decent and awesome people there - but not at the decision-making level.

    Cons

    You only matter if you're on-air or in senior management - everyone else is disposable and treated as such.
    Expected to put in more than 24 hours a day without compensation.
    No understanding from the senior management about family emergencies or sick children - Clear Channel comes first.
    No problem taking credit for other people's ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people who work their butts off and train your market leaders to be open to constructive criticism. It wouldn't hurt to get some of the "peons'" opinions every so often.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Lots of work with low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  10. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    Invest in your new hire and properly train them.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Lack of opportunity, large layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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