Clear Channel

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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 19 August, 2014
Updated 19 August, 2014
392 Reviews

2.9
392 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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Employee Reviews

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    Marketing/Promotions Intern

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    Include interns in brainstorming sessions more!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to grow with.

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    Current Employee - Traffic Manager
    Current Employee - Traffic Manager

    Pros

    Looking from the outside in, it seems like a good company to work with. They seem to be making big moves in the market. Company culture is ok, being in the Radio Industry.

    Cons

    No raises for 6 years, bad compensation, then after many years of dedicated work they make a number of layoffs and big cuts as they have been for years, this would not be a time to work this type of company.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clear Channel takes advantage of lower level employees and interns.

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    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Morning Show Intern in Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience.

    Cons

    I could seriously write a novel about the cons, but the biggest one is the absolute disrespect they show employees from entry level to mid-level management. The constant fear of budget cuts and hiring freezes all while trumping record profits. It was maddening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Micro management to excess. Failure to retain employees because of time consumption in the office.

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let your people do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poor Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Fun coworkers. Great internship program.

    Cons

    No room for growth, been told I was lucky to still have a job when looking for an increase in compensation. Rather hire out than promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities to meet artists and celebrities

    Cons

    High turnover
    Slow career growth
    No training or entry-level support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your hungry and young talent. Give them opportunities to work on larger projects to keep them from leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    STAY AWAY IF YOU ARE A 'SEASONED SALES REP'!!!

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Rockville, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Rockville, MD (US)

    Pros

    Lots of helpful information; presentations on their internal website. Perfect for the YOUNG and INEXPERIENCED!

    Cons

    HORRIBLE training. You can't even call it 'training.' MICRO-MANAGEMENT throughout; salary is TERRIBLE and only for 6 months. After that all commissions. IMPOSSIBLE to make a living at CC. Managers all stick together. Not very friendly. A very, very strange place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together. CC is NOT the great company you preach it is. Take your heads out of the sand and let 'new' blood bring in new ideas. If you want 'ORDER TAKERS', don't hire SEASONED SALES reps. Same advice ... if you want someone to sit at their desks ALL DAY and go through useless leads, don't hire an OUTSIDE or SEASONED SALES REP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    instability and demotivated to innovate

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Can be a great place to learn as cooperation and co-sharing between employees is encouraged at this company. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Senior Management very indecisive. They believe that blatantly copying a competitor's offering is "innovating". Then when it fails they find something else to copy. Virtually no product direction as everyone is just a 'yes man' to the top leaders.

    Company also fails to innovate internally and punishes those who try to evolve the culture or processes.

    Layoffs happen at random and if you aren't a part of the 'good ol' boys' club, you will always have a target on your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-align your priorities to making a great product. Clean house from the top down, not the other way around. Far too many redundancies at the senior management level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Top flight company for products and processes

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

    Pros

    Really 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.

    Cons

    Consistent 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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

    Pros

    Great 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay better! More incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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