posting operative (Former Employee), South West UK – May 7, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: bad management
worked for clearchannel UK outdoor, posting and servicing ad displays from 2000 to 2006 when i had an accident due to other workers not bothering to do there job and management insisting i service unsafe plant. as someone else here said managers are only interested in making themselves look good to higher bosses.
from 2006 to 2012 i am off sick , no – more... pay out from the sick scheme one is told will look after you if you join the pension plan, (clearchannel lies), 2012 i am asked to leave the company as there is no chance of me returning due to the injury clearchannel caused me and no compensation either, so to date may 2013, i am around £126,000 out of pocket due to lost pay, then theirs the lost pension on top.
there was racist issues around mangers who only get moved to let the issues die down. i write to bob pitman ceo and he dosent respond (they say rot starts at the top bob)(management seem to forget that with out the low lives yep the guys that do all the physical graft, there would be no clearchannel) i notice that all contact phone numbers and addresses are slowly being moved from the clearchannel web sites in favour of contact forms, i wonder why, company is totally focused on money, i could go on but think i better stop here.
Producer (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – April 29, 2013
Pros: free food and concerts
Cons: pay is low and not enough hours
Over 5 years at Clear Channel, you get to meet some really amazing people along the way and I think that working in broadcasting and making life-long friendships is something that can only be looked upon as successful.
Over worked and under paid, that's the lifestyle. There is room for movement around the company, but it comes at a cost. As people are laid off your responsibilities seem to become several peoples jobs.
Radio Personality (Former Employee), Cookeville, TN – March 29, 2013
Pros: i was the host, i made the decisions and i excelled at it, i kept the listeners happy and was known for my on air branding, sense of humor and dependability
Cons: hours, not recession proof
Up at 3am, at station by 4 then two hours of show prep, reading and picking entertainment for the day's show. Then it's four hours of live talk with music and callers. It's a rush. Riding the board as it is called, doing ten things at once and having it all come out perfectly, that's the best. Knowing that you're there to entertain and inform and that – more... your listeners depend on you, relate with you, count on you, that's the most rewarding part. Hardest part was the hours, low pay, lack of security. I learned more and more software and tech as radio changed over the years. It's an amazing career. – less
Administrative Traffic /Continuity Assistant (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – March 13, 2013
Pros: free lunches, tickets to concerts, movies
Cons: small company
A typical day at work, was very interesting. I started as an assistant and I really like my Boss. She made me who I am. I learn so much from her. She was very careful in teaching me the steps and procedures to follow so I can understand why every detail was important. My co-workers were very nice to everyone. I really enjoyed their company. We were – more... a great group and it was a family oriented company. The hardest part of the job was, getting out of the office on time, there was so much work, that we all ended up leaving 1 hour late. The most enjoyable part of the job, was That I was learning something new everyday, I even learn to work closely with the production dept. I was an incredible experience. If I had the chance, I would go back to work with them. – less
Clear Channel is a wonderful place to work and grow in your craft
News Anchor/Reporter for the Talk of Atlanta (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – January 4, 2013
Pros: wonderful learning environment with freedom to grow.
Cons: super low pay.
Our station manager and the other managers that I worked with were very supportive. I was allowed to take on additional responsibilities very quickly like e-news alerts and FM updates. The staff was fun to work around and really cared about the news.
Employee (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – November 14, 2012
Pros: i was able to work at a heritage station.
Cons: the corporate climate made it less enjoyable working at that heritage station
If you are not in the clique, you are expendable. I had no time to socialize, or be in the clique. Clear Channel has no job security, they are always looking to cut, cut, cut, even to the detrimate of the company. No matter how successfull you were, when budgets came around you could be, and eventually were on the chopping block. It was a place where – more... you constantly had to look over your shoulder. I had no one to back me up, so I never had a chance to take a long vacation. I could only take a long weekend to burn up my vacation time. No advancement opportunities, dead end job. – less
Traffic and Compliance Manager (Former Employee), Fort Collins Colorado – October 25, 2012
Pros: accomplish to program 5 stations every day
Cons: small building, of course they built a great new one!
I started as a receptionist and left and Traffic and Compliance Manager, it was a GREAT ride, but 12 years it was also a 24/7 job. Five radio stations in the same building. I learned everything I could about entertainment ande news, details, details! No regrets
Sales Executive (Former Employee), Miami – October 10, 2012
Pros: free parking
Cons: low pay, high stress 100% commision, no base salary
Quotas are not realistic they are made for you to fail and make very little money. There are many pay structure traps , managers push you so they can make their goals and sit behind a desk since they make salary no matter what. You are not properly incentivized and the moral is at its lowest I have ever seen. No one is valued so people are in and out – more... before you get to know their last name. – less
Cons: low pay, long hours, no benefits, low morale, over worked, new hire job security
Working at Clear Channel used to be a pretty good experience. But since Bain Capital purchased the company in 2008 the overall work environment has slowly been going down and has finally hit rock bottom. Not sure about the rest of the markets, but the overall morale in Miami is probably very similar to that of a sweatshop. Extremely high employee turnover, – more... no training to new hires, very low pay and commissions, bad management practices, long hours with zero incentives, poor benefits, short-staffed and over worked, extremely low morale.The job requires lots of driving but the company doesn't provide any vehicle or gas expenses.They expect their employees to produce a lot with the bare minimum.
Hitting their bottom line it’s all that matters. – less