Start the day screening calls for one of DMV's top radio stations The Kane Show. I've learned how to edit the show for website podcast and also work the boards during the show. Management was nice. The Co-workers were awesome! Hardest part was getting up at 4 a.m. but I did it haha. Most enjoyable part was getting a chance to talk on the radio. Great experience!
Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 3, 2016
I worked as a Coordinator when the company was Clear Channel. This was my 1st career after graduating college. I started out a Sales Assistant. The AE's were veterans and coached the newbies very well. The training provided was very thorough. I moved up quickly, however the poor compensation and medical benefits were not enough incentive to convince me to stay. I loved working as a team. I loved the company outings, community involvement with volunteer projects such as The United Way of New York and many networking opportunities.
Sales Managers and VP'S were extremely supportive and motivated the sales team to strive for success and meet goals. This is a great company for a recent college graduate but not necessarily a place to advance or support a family.
Networking events, Swanky after work outings, Supportive staff, great hands-on training
Remote Technician & Special Events Liaison (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – March 15, 2016
I worked for this company when it was still Clear Channel Communications. It was a wonderful learning experience and working in radio was very fulfilling. Each day was different and even though I wasn't compensated very heavily monetarily there were still a lot of fun and exciting benefits that kept me loving my job.
If you are looking to work your butt off and get taken advantage of, then IHeartMedia is for you
Sales Assistant/Promotions Crew (Current Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – November 5, 2015
If you are looking to work your butt off and get taken advantage of, then IHeartMedia is for you. The management is absolutely ridiculous. The whole company, over all, is absolutely ridiculous. They are all for themselves, and don't care one bit about ANY of their customers, clients, and listeners. They just care about money. It is awful that with this billion dollar company, they have such awful benefits for their employees, and their management (and all employees) only care for themselves. It was over all an awful experience and I will NEVER support any IHeartMedia or IHeartRadio stations EVER.
Temp (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – December 19, 2015
Worked as a Temp Receptionist. Was going to get hired on full time. I filled out all the paperwork for my benefits. However, there was a big meeting and because of the recession the company had to do away with positions completely. They no longer had a receptionist period. If I had stayed I could have worked my way into the HR or Accounting departments. Overall was a great company.
Sales Support (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 26, 2016
The management only pays attention to friends (other managers, 'boys club') and relatives in the company and treats assistants and coordinators with no respect and give them no recognition for their hard work. This is shown in how quick the turnaround is in those positions. Hardest part is doing the work of four people in an 8 hour day, and no overtime - extremely overworked for an hourly employee. Learned different programs, which taught self mostly since training was not officially provided. Enjoyable part was meeting singers/performers, but that is all. Compensation was extremely low.
Once in a while there will be team outings, but that is all
iHeartMedia is the industries leader excellent company
Regional Market President (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – December 16, 2015
Company is engaging in events as a national revenue driver. Local markets will continue to experience the benefits of one of a kind promotions. The broadcast industry is undergoing rapid change as a result of technology.
Punching bag (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – October 28, 2015
You hear that raises "might happen" sometime in the future or that you like what you do so much you don't need one. If you are salary you work your tail off. If hourly you make barely over minimum and never work OT.
Has a roof
Pay and just about anything that will improve your life does not exist.
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 27, 2016
Answering phones, sorting mail, ordering office/toner supplies, greeting winners coming in to pick up their prizes, logged in incoming checks, Greeting artists as they arrived to the studios was one of several exciting things. Going to concerts & setting our tent at different location for different events was so fun. My co-workers were fun to work with. We became a family!
When I worked for this company, it was owned by Clear Channel Communications. I worked mostly alone on Sundays and nights operating the sound board for football games. It was a great way to confirm that I wanted to get into media while in high school. I fit in with most of the radio personalities, so that made it more enjoyable. I was laid off in 2008 when Clear Channel laid off most of their part time employees throughout the country.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs – August 3, 2015
I loved working at iHeartMedia. In my entry-level position, I learned everything i needed to know to become a competent administrative professional. My coworkers were great and I made some fantastic professional connections. However, I and many of my other coworkers were passed over for advancement opportunities time and time again in favor of outside hires, which was a struggle.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – October 3, 2016
Interesting job. Spent most of my time as a newbie searching for new clients to turn into advertisers. Management was interesting, although a shade prejudiced toward old friends. But the constant mantra of "don't leave any money on the table" when deal g with clients got a bit old. People were fun to work with, although a bit single-minded.
National Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 5, 2016
I loved the managers that I reported to, felt great about my work output most days, but the sales staff had no respect for the company procedure and were often empowered to push the support staff around to meet the unrealistic demands of the customers that they managed to hook.
Tons of learning opportunities available
No restraint on sales team, anything goes attitude for earners, almost no time off due to poor staffing
A day for me Monday through Friday was fast past. Learning everyday and changing companies for the best. Branding to no end to make a difference for New Buisness to stand out and shine over the competition. Learnining from some of the best in the business to build long term relationships with the top leaders of corporations in the local community. I loved meeting new people and being that difference that made thier company more successful.
Assistant Producer (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 8, 2016
If you are new to media or are a recent graduate, you will have an opportunity to work 70 hours a week in order to rise through the ranks making very little money and creating not very good content.
Should you succeed, and if you network, you will be able to create a stable career where you make very little money. If you're talented and gifted and also create opportunities outside of iHeartMedia you may also be given a chance to leverage your brand into a larger salary with a decent work schedule.
Sometimes sponsors would provide free food and other goodies.
Horrible pay, Few advancement opportunities, Lack of employee enrichment or training opportunities, Constant fear of station or division being laid off or terminated, Horrible benefits, Poor management, Competitive environment for lateral moves that may provide more career enrichment, Lack of raises, When given, paltry raises
Amazing job for college students but little advancement
Producer/Promotions (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – May 24, 2016
iHeartMedia is an amazing place to work for a young college student who has minimal bills and is working on advancing his/her career. There is little room for advancement, but the management, coworkers, and culture are all great. I really couldn't ask for a better place to work during my early years of college than iHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel Communications
culture, enjoyment, fun, management, ability to learn new skills
Asst to PD/Traffic Manager/On-Air/Acct Executive (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – June 11, 2015
The work as an on-air personality was fun, enlightening and helps one stay connected with the community; I learned to be more independent and developed in leadership through this being my first corporate experience. Management was not helpful in training and developing employees; Some co-workers were helpful and friendly, others were too competitive and closed off from working together; Hardest part was the compensation received; Most enjoyable: connecting with the community.
HR Support (Former Employee) – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX – September 30, 2016
The management is very poor. Some of the leaders are very disrespectful and rude, not to mention gossipy. The favorites are protected, but fair treatment is not consistent for all employees within some departments.
Poor management; political good ole boy network, leadership could not be trusted