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Clear Channel Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
431 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run the Other Way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Concert tickets
    Nice co-workers (for the most part)
    Digital capabilities
    Good blend of inside and outside sales experience

    Cons

    Low pay - unless you are a 10 year veteran with a solid account list. Benefits are pretty brutal too.
    Poor, Slow, Outdated technology - enjoy working on a computer and phone from 1992
    Horrible Management - Micromanage you with meetings, yet provide no real training, help, or assistance with prospecting or helping to close proposals. They are only worried about the 10 year veterans, and let the first year rookies "figure it out"
    No continuity - Sales, Traffic, Production, Accounting departments are all doing their own thing. No continuity between departments. As the AE you literally have to deal with every step in the process - which can be tedious and frustrating.
    High Turnover - Don't bother making too many friends within the office - because a majority of them won't be there in the next 6 months. Close to 15 people left in my year there. And don't expect to get fed any good accounts unless you are a suck up.
    Unethical - All i will say is to make sure you get everything in writing. Don't take any verbal agreements.
    Poor Outlook - A majority of the big spenders in the market are already working with CC - so you are out there fighting over the small mom and pop companies with little to no budgets. The big spenders that aren't working with CC usually want nothing to do with them. Perception is that "Radio doesn't work." Have fun, and good luck prospecting saying your calling from CC. No transparency on who is calling on or perusing a particular account - there could be as many as 5 people calling on 1 account at a particular time. No CRM tools to manage your prospects - so brush up on your Microsoft Excel skills. All sales people are calling off the same prospecting lists (x-ray, MM). TV, Radio, Print, Digital all fighting over the same $ too. No written contracts, so when your client is unhappy after 3 months of not seeing any results they typically pull their money with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide help or assistance for AE's. Update your horrible technology to see an increase in productivity. Managers should be required to take an ethics course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Clear Channel Maitland

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in Maitland, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in Maitland, FL (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel (more than an year)

    Pros

    Definitely enjoyed working here, was able to work promotions with some great people. Solid bosses that help out and enough autonomy to find your own groove.

    Cons

    A lit bit low pay for promotion and marketing. The job was part-time, so it would have been great to be able to advance to full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow for movement between different fields within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for, just not if you're an intern.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Team in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You get to travel and attend cool events such as concerts and festivals. My supervisors were friendly and treated their interns well.

    Cons

    Clear Channel is a reputable company but their internship program is a joke. Interns are only offered college credit and don't learn much. The majority of my internship was spent setting up sound equipment and taking photos. I learned absolutely nothing. This internship was also very time consuming and there's no set schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internship program needs work. Interns need to be empowered and taught skills for future use.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very corporate, under paid for the countless overtime 24/7 work and dedication put in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, flexible, challenging, every day is different, tons of solutions for clients.

    Cons

    corporate america. heavy management. lack of recognition, lack of advance in pay. They want you to "run your own business" but you can't do anything without getting 5 managers involved, making it IMPOSSIBLE to feel empowered and make executive calls for whats best for your client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rewarding your account executives more. Consider rewarding account executives that develop DIRECT business that is LOCKED IN ANNUALLY. Stop giving senior reps or your favorite reps all of the transactional agency business that helps pay their mortgage. The reps that develop new direct relationships are the ones working their butts off. It starts with a cold call, develops into a relationship and makes CCME the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Radio not what it used to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Mansfield, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Mansfield, OH (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the job itself and my clients.

    Cons

    Very unstable income. Changes in management and staff constantly. Change in commission structure constantly. Very unstable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at individuals and what they bring to the company. The bottom dollar isn't always what makes a successful company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great access to events and concerts

    Cons

    Upper management does not support growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worse Job - EVER

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay check, health benefits, location of office

    Cons

    EVERYTHING!!! management, lack of diversity, micro-manager, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way you view minorities (increase knowledge of diversity), increase pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Workplace & Business Diversity

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

    I worked at Clear Channel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This employer offers a flexible schedule and diverse employment opportunities.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company! You are able to become an expert in Traffic!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Clear Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility! You are able to network with people all over the world.

    Cons

    Directors can hinder individual growth, due to being insecure about them loosing their position to you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good start to career

    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant/Digital Assistant in Salisbury, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant/Digital Assistant in Salisbury, MD (US)

    I worked at Clear Channel part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Great place to start any career
    Large company with small company feel

    Cons

    compensation below average
    weekends needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to learn employees and their specific talents

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