CBS Outdoor Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
37 Reviews
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    Management: Do as I say, not as I do.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CBS Outdoor

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Working with clients, attending company events such as sports, golf etc. Pay and benefits are average.

    Cons

    Good ole boys club. If you didn't attend the university of Arizona or an ex athlete, you won't ever advance. It's who your last is or where you're from. Almost all upper management comes from one little circle or friends and is stuck in the 1980s and has no idea what technology is. Most of them cannot type an email using a complete sentence. No CRM, no training, no tablets, they don't pay for cell phones, not provided with the tools to succeed.

    Waste of time working for a company that is NOT moving forward and is behind the curve in real estate, training etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    AE

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers. They love to have meeting about meeting. Selling time is restricted.

    Cons

    Management wants to constantly change things. Including rates and client policies. This does not set well with business owners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll your sleeves up and try doing some work. Maybe then you will know why thing happen the way they do. When you have a Sales Manager that does nothing but want to tell everyone how great he is and that he trained the trainer. What a joke!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor

    Pros

    Stocks. and 401 K

    Cons

    favortism w/ the managers, discrimination

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your managers should not show favoritism w/ their subordinates. You have several managers that place their favorites in an office just for them, after two minorities were removed, this occurred after renovations in the office. It is a very uncomfortable admosphere.

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    Perfect place for someone inexperienced with a humane corporate culture.

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    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The medical plan should cover a portion of the therapy sessions necessary to remind yourself that you are worthy human being.

    Cons

    People are managed by intimidation and if you are thrilled by the thought then this is the place for you. Extremely click-"ish." And diversity is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world has changed and providing a respectful working environment is more the norm now. Take the time to learn how to effectively manage adults, as opposed to bullying acceptable performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Glad I was able to get out while I could.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are very laid back and you don't feel like you are treated like school children.

    Cons

    Management gossips behind your back and expects you to be perfect. No career advancement whatsoever. Also expect to have no social life, as you are consistently working long hours at this thankless place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees or you'll keep on having a revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you are a beginner or an ex-football player

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's the largest media company in the world, which will look good on your resume. It's a good place to start out if you are right out of school to gain some experience or if you are an ex-football player needing a job.

    Cons

    The cons outweigh the pros by a long shot! It's not a good place to transfer too if you have any real world experience. I felt like I had to dumb myself down to work here. They didn't seem to value my experience at all. I think they hired me simply so they didn't have to train me. They didn't seem to care that they weren't doing things to the same level as the other companies in their industry. I worked a minimum of 10 hours a day in order to get everything done that needed to be done, but was never recognized for it. They seem to hire a lot of family members, friends, men and ex-ball players and favor them over the other employees. There were employees who dressed and spoke inappropriately, but no action was ever taken when they were complained about. The CEO Wally is a major hot head. On more than one occasion he was yelling so loud on the phone and to other employees that the whole office could hear him and made us all very uncomfortable. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get up to date. Start taking notice of your good employees and stop favoring the men, the family members and the ball-players. In fact, stop hiring them at all! Pay people what they are worth. Take care of your hard working employees. Stop criticizing the little things and start taking action against those who deserve to be reprimanded, no matter how long they have been there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could have been a good place to work with better training and stable management.

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ

    I worked at CBS Outdoor

    Pros

    The pay was good and some of the people were nice.

    Cons

    The benefits package was not great at all. Also the group of employees working for CBS Outdoor are old and out of touch from the current advertisement environment. Also, people were over work, which created a surviving mentality rather than a team work mentality. The work environment in the Fairfield office was depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training and clear expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toronto, Canada: Dishonest management led by a buffoon.

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    Former Employee - Various in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Various in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time

    Pros

    Better than no job at all.
    Don't charge you for heating or use of washrooms.
    The President cannot punch you though he often wishes he could.

    Cons

    Poor management of people.
    Short sighted market planning.
    Reactive rather than proactive.
    Run by a ex CFL football player whose approach to solving problems is to say "Just do it."
    Sales run without creativity.
    Poor or no job skills training.
    Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.
    Join the 21st century.
    Upgrade all aspects of a woeful work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stuck in the past and unwilling to pay modern wages for professional work

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    Former Employee - Proof of Performance Photographer
    Former Employee - Proof of Performance Photographer

    I worked at CBS Outdoor as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a freelancer, so the work was flexible, which I appreciated.

    Cons

    Management was nwilling to even consider negotiations, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that their contract terms were unfeasible and outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stubborn and set in your ways. Listen to your employees' and freelancers' needs and negotiate in good faith as necessary to keep a balance of profitability and productive happiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They offer great benefits, 401K, home office environment with full equipment

    Cons

    No training, no management interaction along the way, no goals or accountability of them, very antiquated database, and no database to manage customers and contacts. Will hire you and suggest you will make about 15-20K in commissions first year on top of salary, and it's not attainable. Plan to live on your base salary. Will move you to a much lower draw on your 1 year anniversary date with much higher goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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