CBS Interactive
3.4 of 5 161 reviews
www.cbsinteractive.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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82% Approve of the CEO

CBS Interactive President Jim Lanzone

Jim Lanzone

(49 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Horrible Management, stay away

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThirsty Thursday, this company actually pays for everyone to drink beers once a month.

    ConsIf your a temp, get a new job. This company does not promote, or make temps permanent, its a dead end job

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to evaluate what you have. Its a numbers game, quality is thrown out the window. Get your heads out of your butts.

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    Horrible - Fort Lauderdale, Florida location (CBS Sports)

    Email Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsThey all seemed nice in the beginning, but that was merely a front.

    Conssevere lack of communication within and between all levels of employees and departments, no one knows what the other one is doing or cares - extremely disorganized - Is anyone over there actually working?

    Advice to Senior Managementaccountability and communication is key

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a place to learn and grow

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsIf you're interested in working in Online Media, but only want to put in minimal effort, then this is the place for you.

    ConsZero challenge, whatsoever. Management is very hands off. Management also lacks talent and industry intelligence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust because you're CBS, doesn't mean you don't have to keep up with what is happening in the industry. "Good enough for Government work."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful Place To Work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe brands are highly recognizable. This makes CBS Interactive (esp CNET) an attractive place as a stepping stone to a different company.

    Cons- No career advancement if you are at any point but just starting your career
    - Failure of senior leadership to grow middle managers
    - Poor employee recognition
    - Middle managers provide terrible leadership and are politically concerned to the point where they show little to no concern for direct reports (this is systemic, no group appears to be immune).
    - Product development is weak. There is no focus and senior management appears incapable of correcting this despite recognition of the problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard look at middle management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible company to work for.

    Coordinator, Client Services (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe free will to do what I want at this job is outstanding. I basically manage myself which is terrific for personal growth.

    ConsThere are way too many to list. Just to name a few:

    No employee recognition or retainment
    No opportunity for advancement
    Horrible business model
    Incompetent management
    The wallet is always closed

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have to spend money to make money!

    There are dozens of others in our business unit that share the same opinions I do, not to mention the clients we offer our "services" to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Way too much work, stress, OT. Unrealistic expectations from new AC's, no reward for hard work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros*Company is expanding but AC position is a revolving door.
    *Looks good on your resume but not sure if all the stress, hard work and OT is worth it.

    Cons*When i interviewed for this position i thought i would be focusing on the clients instead i am staring at excel sheets, reports and dealing with creatives and tags most of the time.
    *Managment reassures you that you can go to them if you need help and when you do they get irritated or say unecessary smart comments that make them sound condescending...your fellow AC's when they have a chance to breath will be nicer about helping you because they know its tough.
    *They expect new AC's to know everything and understand everything and do things right.
    *Long learning curve
    *2 week training only prepares you for the basics not the chaotic, complex, stressful work that comes your way...so its VERY irritating when a manager points out that your question was included in the training...UNREALISTIC. Its a lot, too soon, too complicated..so give your AC time to learn!

    Advice to Senior Management*Please split the AC position into an ad traffic coordinator and an AC position. I dont understand why AC's are involved with tags and creatives...in other companies this is not the case. Take that away and folks can work on developing their sales/client skills.
    What worked years ago may not work in the future..your company is expanding rapidly please restructure.
    *Stop giving AC's false hope about moving up to a manager in a year...there are way more AC's now so more competition.
    *Please be honest with potential employees about what this job really entails.
    *Ease the transition with accounts...accounts are thrown at AC's too soon.
    *Cant speak for the AC's in the SF office but in the NY office AC's are stressed out to the max.
    *Simplify things..it seems like everything is so unecessarily complicated and long of a process in CBSi.

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    all about politics since the CBS acquisition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery large, well known company, easy to interact with HR, good benefits but expensive, ability to work from home if needed

    Consbelow average salary, no bonus program, charges quarterly fee for 401k plan, extremely high health insurance rates, senior management more interested in playing politics then creating good products.

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on culture, employees are your most valuable asset, so treat them as such, eliminate the 401k tax, institute bonus program for high-achieving employees, ensure salary's are aligned with geographic averages.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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