Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
398 Reviews

2.9
398 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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  1.  

    Extremely Corporate, Extremely difficult to get promoted

    Former Employee - National Sales Support  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - National Sales Support in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time

    Pros

    If your looking for low pay and super 9-5 then this job is for you. You didn't have to take your work home with you.

    Cons

    People who sucked up and brown nosed to management got promoted. Even with the promotions, the pay is horrible.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The company has an incredible array of computer sales tools for their salesforce -- just no good management

    • 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 8 years

    Pros

    This company has an incredible website which offers every sales tool, proposal, creative ideas, marketing plans imaginable. However, they have no human managers that know how to manage or know how to treat their team. They are usually too busy trying to climb up the corporate ladder. Middle to lower management is pathetic. They are more of a social club than a management team.

    Cons

    Once you become successful, they will take away your accounts in order to give them to those that are not doing well. Clear Channel demands so many salespeople in each territory, and good ones are hard to find. Instead of offering a training base salary, they take accounts away from the rest of their team to feed the newbies. There is no way to get ahead. They also continue to change the compensation rules, making it difficult to do what is right for the client. Instead, you are having to force a new product on the client instead of doing what is the right thing to do for the clients' businesses. These products are called a new cutting edge "initiative", designed to make Clear Channel money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have gotten too caught up in trying to please Clear Channel and lost your sense of self or dignity, it is time to rethink their game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Extremely smart, positive employees

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    • 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
  8.  

    I loved working for Clear Channel

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Production Intern

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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