Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
394 Reviews

2.9
394 Reviews
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Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The "Walmart" of Radio

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

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

    Pros

    Hard working co-workers, decent properties, name recognition, proactive promotions, stations usually get results for client. Generous access to research and data. Employees are bonded together in an effort to survive, not thrive. As crazy as it sounds, I sometime miss the dysfunctional ways of the place.

    Cons

    The saying that "bad things run downhill" is the best way to describe the place...there is no filter for the ineptitude that Senior Management displays everyday. Automation and elimination of most of the sales team will be the end result of this cost cutting, short sighted, stock holder focused organization. Employee spying is commonplace - including the new test program that tracks employee emails to advertisers and agencies to track open rates, time spent with proposal, forwards etc. Health benefits are weak, "bed checks" for salespeople is common. Erratic behavior is the norm for management because it's based on what strings the head puppet wants to pull that day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please sell the company. You knew that buying Clear Channel was a bad decision in the first place, heck, you even tried to back out of the purchase before the deal closed. Please sell the company to an operator that believes in customer service, advertiser results and a quality product. You are obviously NOT a company with these ideals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    As an intern, it's been a fulfilling experience.

    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Everyone within the company is friendly and interested in teaching me something. I would definitely recommend taking this internship if presented with the opportunity.

    Cons

    Other than the technology at the office I haven't encountered any serious cons. Since I do work online it'd be nice to have a faster computer, but it's not that big of a deal.

  3.  

    Steady paycheck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, good people. They really try to keep us happy but the pay will stay the same unless you're upper management

    Cons

    Nowhere to grow, repetitive job. The pay is as good as the day you got hired, don't count on them giving you a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales people seem to be treated better than others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Extremely smart, positive employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The fun, vibrant culture that is based upon the culture of others. Really supportive work environment, and creative peoples

    Cons

    Navigating the corporate culture can be tricky at points, due to org's size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering professional development opportunities more frequently would be a smart investment~

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I loved working for Clear Channel

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

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    They are very forward thinking in their approach to business. I LOVED my senior managers and really enjoyed working with my staff.

    Cons

    They make frequent employee cuts and put that work on to those that are left. I felt like nobody's position was secure regardless of how well they did their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Intern  in  Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing/Promotions Intern in Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    One-on-one training, flexibility, variety of tasks

    Cons

    Was not compensated as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Production Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Intern  in  Burbank, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Intern in Burbank, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You get to do a lot of cool things and meet a lot of celebrities

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can be a little boring as it's the same tasks every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better options for hiring on after internship! Part time with no guaranteed hours and at min. wage is crazy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Work hard and be rewarded. Lots of opportunity to grow.

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

    I worked at Clear Channel

    Pros

    Job flexibility and great commission. Cool people.

    Cons

    You have to pound the pavement or you won't get paid. Pretty simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The most fun you'll have at a corporate job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    great perks - concerts tickets, sporting events, etc. , Radio People are always a blast!

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible, No room to "grow" within the company. People will come and go as they seem to hire anyone with a pulse to "sell" radio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your younger employees for growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company is changing

    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The rank and file are very pleasant to work with. Salary is decent for the area and good bonuses when the company is doing well

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Minimal feedback and people come and go without any notification. With the new leadership, the company is losing more experienced staff either because they are leaving or let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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