Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
399 Reviews

2.9
399 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Radio not what it used to be

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

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

    Pros

    Loved the job itself and my clients.

    Cons

    Very unstable income. Changes in management and staff constantly. Change in commission structure constantly. Very unstable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at individuals and what they bring to the company. The bottom dollar isn't always what makes a successful company.

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

    Workplace & Business Diversity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    This employer offers a flexible schedule and diverse employment opportunities.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very corporate, under paid for the countless overtime 24/7 work and dedication put in.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Fun, flexible, challenging, every day is different, tons of solutions for clients.

    Cons

    corporate america. heavy management. lack of recognition, lack of advance in pay. They want you to "run your own business" but you can't do anything without getting 5 managers involved, making it IMPOSSIBLE to feel empowered and make executive calls for whats best for your client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rewarding your account executives more. Consider rewarding account executives that develop DIRECT business that is LOCKED IN ANNUALLY. Stop giving senior reps or your favorite reps all of the transactional agency business that helps pay their mortgage. The reps that develop new direct relationships are the ones working their butts off. It starts with a cold call, develops into a relationship and makes CCME the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good start to career

    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant/Digital Assistant  in  Salisbury, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant/Digital Assistant in Salisbury, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Great place to start any career
    Large company with small company feel

    Cons

    compensation below average
    weekends needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to learn employees and their specific talents

  6.  

    Great company! You are able to become an expert in Traffic!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility! You are able to network with people all over the world.

    Cons

    Directors can hinder individual growth, due to being insecure about them loosing their position to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cheap Channel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Complete Chaos

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Over worked, underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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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