Promotions Intern (Former Employee), West Palm Beach, FL – November 18, 2013
I loved working at Clear Channel. Promotions is an exciting field and being able to go to a music festival and call it work was absolutely thrilling. I couldn't have asked for a better experience or a better mentor.
Poorly managed company, with relatively no room for advancement
Promotions (Former Employee), Sarasota – November 13, 2013
Pros: getting to meet the artists and enjoy the concert events
Cons: treatment of employees and low compensation
The good part of the job was getting to meet the artists and enjoy the shows, the rest of the job was awful. There is no chance for advancement in this company, when a position DOES open up, instead of hiring from their branch, they pull in somebody from another branch of Clear Channel. You get treated as an inferior by all of management, and they don't – more... follow protocol with their operations. My biggest complaint is their poor treatment of employees, they'll act like they care when they need you to do something extra, then turn completely 2-faced when you need something. They give no raises, and have pocketed "additional fees" that are supposed to go directly to the people working the event. Awful company to work for, I DO NOT recommend. Go work at CBS or AOL Radio instead. – less
awesome place to work,great co-workers and lots of fun!!!
Broadcaster for KXEW-Tejano (Former Employee), Tucson, AZ – November 11, 2013
Pros: all the perks.
Cons: not enough hours.
A typical work day was never the same,everyday being different with the listeners calling in and all the music industry people I had the pleasure of meeting.I learned a lot of patience working there because of all the ideas I had as a on air personality I was limited as to what I could do.Co-workers were all awesome never a dull moment!!!...as for the – more... hardest part of the job was leaving because I was not getting the hours I needed to pay my bills!!!...And the most enjoyable part was all the perks...free concerts,lunches etc. – less
Promotion Intern (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – November 4, 2013
During my time at Clear Channel I learned how the promotion side of radio works. I worked behind the scenes to set up the remotes as well as working the events/remotes themselves. I learned a great deal about this side of the radio business which I had never worked with before.
Marketing Assistant (Former Employee), Huntington, WV – September 11, 2013
Pros: working with the public
Cons: low pay and no health benefits
A typical day at work included assisting the event coordinator, assisting the General Manager, answering phones and communicating with the Public. My co-workers were wonderful and I most enjoyed working with the public.
Show Host / Producer / Copy Writer (Former Employee), Springfield, MA – August 5, 2013
Pros: broadcasting is my first love
Cons: not consistant
The broadcast industry is more corporate these days than it is broadcast. This local regional office of CCC has undergone MAJOR changes during my time in it's employ, and as a result was eventually laid off as a duplicate of another position.
Television Senior Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NY – August 2, 2013
Pros: company parties
Cons: no advancement and no additional training
• Gathered and compiled raw data by researching Nielsen rating books and computer databases to conduct surveys and reports referencing trends and/or statistics. • Served as right hand to research manager of media group while conducting orientation for analysts, account executives, and interns. • Coordinated training classes for new analysts in Nielsen – more... media research applications and communicated assignments and deadlines to the research team. • Created market analysis, sports, and entertainment presentations for West Central region Television Stations in Microsoft Office. – less
Promotions Assistant (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, CO – July 25, 2013
Pros: laid back
Cons: no job securtiy
A typical day would be taking one of the station vehicles to the promotion site and setting up the tent and tables. I learned a lot more about the radio industry and working with people. The management and co-workers were amazing, everyone was friendly and down to earth. The hardest part of the job was the lifting of the tent and speakers. I enjoyed – more... every part of the job from interacting with radio listeners to setting up and driving the vehicles. – less
Ambassador (Former Employee), Burbank, CA – July 8, 2013
Pros: access to venues, tickets to concerts, mingling with a variety of people
Cons: no health benefits
I would arrive at the office fifteen minutes before my shift in order to look at the schedule and research the venue we would be visiting that day. I would then meet up with my partner for the day and we would load the car with our sound equipment and giveaways and head out to our destination. We, typically, worked at concerts and events that the radio – more... station was putting on but we also worked at events such as state fairs and grand openings. Our job was to set up a booth, play music from the station, and invite potential listeners over to talk with us and hand out freebies.
This job taught me how to think practically and entertain a crowd of people. I also learned how to say no to customers who were simply trying to take advantage of our employers generosity by grabbing an excessive amount of giveaways. It was always a good time setting up the booth and music with my partner because the variety of employees allowed for a different dynamic at every event. There was never a dull moment!
The hardest part of this job was learning how to work with unruly weather conditions and adapting to miscommunication between our employer and the staff working at the event but we were always able to work through it and get the job done. I can honestly say I enjoyed every part of this job. It always felt like we were putting on a mini party for the guests of the venue and it was nice knowing that we were being appreciated for being there. – less
This Company is the Poster Child for How Deregulation Destroyed Radio
On-air Talent (Former Employee), Several locations – June 27, 2013
Pros: good co-workers and good people doing their best
Cons: a company that actively discriminates against people over 40
This company is more than $80-billion in debt and the work culture grows worse and worse each year. They grabbed up way too many stations, as deregulation allowed, then got upside down in a lot of them. The infrastructure of the company is in shambles for on-air people. Constant equipment failures and tech problems, and the work load has become inhumane – more... for people who are on-air, unless they see you as a valuable talk show host.
As AM radio especially drops in ratings, they have rebranded themselves as a full service communications company, not just a radio company and have embraced social media, which is fine. However management assumes that if you are over the age of 40 that you don't know anything about social media, which is tragic and untrue. Don't bother to apply if you are over the age of 40. They have an unspoken policy of age discrimination because of their new direction. They put no value on experience, judgment, hard work or dependability, or even talent if age is a factor.
I've worked for this company twice in the past decade in two different states. In the last station, I was valued by my immediate supervisors, and the co-workers who were doing the hard work, but they no longer had any say in my hiring or advancement. Hiring decisions were made by upper management people in and out of the station, with no experience in the department, no contact or presence in the department. Those management decision makers are completely disconnected from the actual situation and have no experience or understanding of what goes on, or what the problems are.
Young candidates are given blatant preference for full-time jobs (older folks are welcome to work the graveyard part-time shifts), and the young ones turn out little or no work other than just on-air reading, and spend most of the day on their personal Facebook pages. But those who make the hiring decisions are never around to see it. They think that by having "20 somethings" on-air, even through they can't be seen, that somehow younger listeners will follow, even in traditionally older formats like news. One where I worked kept quitting, couldn't find another job and they kept hiring him back.
They also discriminate in pay levels for women, and have been sued numerous times in the past for it, but never change. Tragically, because they own and have destroyed so many stations, there is little choice for any on-air person but working for CC, and no choice for older on-air people, who are repeatedly rejected based on age alone, have no place to go and will find it difficult to translate their radio skills into another field, especially if they are over 40. – less
No F/T work. Some workers are more equal than others.
Asst. Producer (Former Employee), los angeles,ca – May 16, 2013
Pros: no one cares if you do a good job but you are left alone to do it., good equipment., good opportunity for hands-on experience., famous stations
Cons: no teamwork., if you got f/t work you still worry you'll lose your job when the next cuts come, lunchroom dirty.
Typical day at work is help run contests, screen calls, and maybe help book guests. Sometimes dependent on others who are not necessarily reliable. You have the company's license in your hands... and they pay you like you have the companies dirty towels in your hands. If you kiss the right behinds you might be part of the blessed ones who are on the – more... "in" with management. – less
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.