Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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2.8 376 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman

Bob Pittman

(122 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Marketing/Promotions Intern

    Marketing/Promotions Intern (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX (US)

    ProsI enjoyed getting to sit in meetings and discuss ideas for promotions, etc.

    ConsIt was sometimes the "fetch my coffee" type of internship, and I spent a lot of time doing work like cleaning out closets, etc. Internship also unpaid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInclude interns in brainstorming sessions more!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and meet new and exciting people

    Web/Promotion Assistant (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA (US)

    ProsMedia, Music, Marketing, Graphic Design

    Conscompensation, there is a great lack of pay for the promotion, job clarity

    Advice to Senior Managementcompensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Micro management to excess. Failure to retain employees because of time consumption in the office.

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Panama City Beach, FL (US)

    Prostraining, company benefits, perks, unique creative group, reputation of stations

    Consnegative atmosphere with constant need to breakdown staff to try to make them feel like they could never succeed anywhere else

    Advice to Senior Managementlet your people do their jobs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    ProsGreat contacts and they held a lot beneficial events.

    Cons"Cheap Channel" they pay low. It is up to your sales to recover what they pay. I have done a lot better with other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better! More incentives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun Ride If You Adapt

    Project Lead (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsReinventing a company this size isn't an easy task. I've seen some major changes in staffing in my area as well as major vision changes in a short amount of time. In my opinion, it is amazing it has been as great as it is. The company is so huge...so large, and tries to move like it's so small. Seems to work because there are so many talented project managers and respectful leadership. Everyone seems extremely respectful with each other. Great environment!

    Bob Pittman is a great man.

    If you love challenges, there's plenty of challenges to encounter here.

    ConsAlthough dedicated, some developers/system engineers can seem a bit mediocre at the times. The superb often find new jobs working with startup companies. Perhaps this works well in a company as large as this one, where the low level workers are effective being mediocre with superb leadership making it sustainable.

    With the amount, and the way layoffs happen - I feel like I can be let go just as I finish typing this. Maybe this is expected when there is a lot of change going on.

    If you're afraid of change - stay away from this company at the moment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire more female employees, seems a bit imbalanced - biased?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst Company Ever

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) Denver, CO (US)

    ProsThe people at this company are great.

    ConsEverything really. This is the cheapest company on earth, very bare bones. No mileage expense, no expense account, no nothing. All commission is horrible and leads to high turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on successful merchant campaigns --- if a radio campaign works they'll come back, if not, they won't.

    For whatever reason this never crosses anyone's mind and it's an absolute afterthought.

    Explain to the DJ's that they don't get paid without the sales team. Stop being so difficult and help the merchants that are paying your paycheck succeed in their campaign.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Over promise and under deliver

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Burbank, CA (US)

    ProsThey have so many assets to sell. There's something for every client which makes a sales job seem much easier. Having iHeartRadio is a huge asset as many people don't know the name "Clear Channel." They give 2 weeks paid vacation, sick days, medical/dental/eye benefits, 401k, and life insurance.

    ConsNo flexibility in schedule. There is zero, i repeat ZERO, training. I know sales. I don't need to be trained in sales. But they promised the best training for a month before I hit the phones/streets, a guarantee before the draw kicks in, a mentor, and an independent workplace. I got NONE of that. In fact, I'm micromanaged. How can you micromanage an entrepreneurial position?

    I was also denied training on many occasions and cannot expense anything besides mileage without permission first.

    Many times I cannot attend my own company events and when I do, I get the worst seats in the house. They treat employees poorly which hinders employee moral. Managers clearly have their favorites and alienate and humiliate employees they no longer want on their teams until they resign or get fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick out the bad apples in management. They are hurting your bottom line and you're losing talented AE's. Also, you're losing business and straining client relationships as a result.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    bad management

    Manager (Former Employee)

    Proslots of good people at my job place.

    Consupper management. Managers not from or in your market making blanket decisions that negatively effect your success.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on sales and how to increase numbers there. Stop pretending you know what you are doing. Let the local stations and managers make decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loans are due, so employees must be let go. Doesn't matter how hard they work.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsAbility to be creative. Good Co-workers. Sometimes enough money to complete a project

    ConsPeople are laid off like a bodily function. Chaotic management. Some people work hard, some have friends in higher places.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to figure out a profitable business plan for each division. Learn what people do before you lay them off

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Top flight company for products and processes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsReally smart, committed people in some key positions. Key clients and major agencies were part of the everyday sales process. Best in class company from competitive point of view.

    ConsConsistent bad hiring in management positions caused constant turmoil. Company consistently' reached' on the perceived abilities of managers and this caused friction and hard feelings regards the employees individuals managed. Turnover was rampant during this time- no experience was left in the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to stabilize your management and you will have a more stable and productive rank and file.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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