Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
441 Reviews
3.0
441 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.  

    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 a 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Freelancing oK

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    Former Employee - Freelancer Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Freelancer Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lot's of cool people, Casual dress, free inside scope to events like iheart radio festival.

    Cons

    Treat freelancers like a piece of meat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    Good experience as an intern for sales & marketing. Learned a lot in terms of the sales process and company itself.

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    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Intern in Albany, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Intern in Albany, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    good people, positive energy, hard workers.

    Cons

    unpaid although you receive college credit.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've ever worked for

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Part-time promotions assistant

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    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for; good staff; and fun environment

    Cons

    Promotions assistants don't always get to interact with other staff; workers are on-call; and I got minimum wage.

    Recommends

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