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Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
192 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun atmosphere with people who like music (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits for the employees (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay - must work a second job to pay bills (in 8 reviews)

  • Difficult to move up beyond part time in department (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working at CBS Radio

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere is exciting at times

    Cons

    Everything else is quite demoralizing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees a chance to prove what they are capable of

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hardly any...the occasional ticket to an event.

    Cons

    Not much support for young media sellers, and much less for young women. Unfortunately, everyone is a means to an end there, so there isn't much teamwork or trust to be developed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your employees like humans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at CBS Radio full-time

    Pros

    You have a lot of things to sell.

    Cons

    The commission structure is designed in a way that reaching maximum payout is all but unattainable. This is evident in the low number of sales reps who achieve full commission payout. The commission structure sort of reminds me of casino were you know the odds alway favor the house, except it's a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a public company and the systems are put in place from the top down. The goal of of the radio division is to achieve results for share holders. If you want to make money and you profession is sales, buy the stock but go work somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unprofessional workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good but other than that..I suppose "CBS Radio" looks good on the resume

    Cons

    Boring work and zero chance to advance. Pay is poor and you will feel like you can take on more but no matter how much you try, you will be surfing the web for hours and hours just to leave and do it all over again.

    Ever see office space? Welcome to CBS Radio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the unprofessional nature happening, give employees more responsibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    CBS is a great company. Charlotte, however, has a serious disconnect from the rest of the corporation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I've been employed at other CBS Radios in different parts of the country. It can be a great company to work for but I assume it depends on the location. Promotions is fun and depending on the GM/Marketing & Promotions Director, they do help set the mood of the entire workplace.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't great. HR is overwhelmed and doesn't kick in much when it comes to the workplace. Charlotte was a very negative workplace filled with unhappy people. There was constant gossip and illegal scandals going on in the office. Harassment issues. Creepy men upper staff and unprofessional workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the illegal actions in the workplace. The dollar shouldn't solely drive how a company operates. You will keep more employees in the traffic and sales department if you watch what is going on in that department. Weed out the problem makers and then you may start to create a place that people want to stay to work. Take tips from other CBS Radios. This place was a terrible environment. However, other CBS Radios have been terrific places to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Welcome to the 90s

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Some talented people

    Cons

    Remarkable lack of vision. If you need no inspiration, this is your place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wall Street Culture at its worst

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    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good health insurance. 401k match is OK.

    Cons

    CBS Radio in Minneapolis is a toxic environment. Unreasonable expectations in the sales realm plague the company. Praise is non-existent and criticism is constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff to do their jobs. Provide some positive encouragement. Make success a real possibility for your people and don't insult them by saying things like "a dog with a note in its mouth could sell these ratings".

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

    Awful place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio

    Pros

    no company values, no room for growth, so unprofessional

    Cons

    working at CBS Radio altogether

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor experience- no advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CBS Radio full-time

    Pros

    This review is for CBS Radio Atlanta. You get to meet celebrities- if that's what you're into. There are some cool people that work there, but a lot of them have long since moved on to better opportunities. The work is steady, and if you're lazy (like a good chunk of the staff here is) you'll never have to worry about being fired as no one seems to care what goes on in this building. On the upside, CBS Corporation does have a nice insurance plan and 401k policy.

    Cons

    Management expects you to have no life outside of V103. The hours can be grueling, and the pay is laughable and way under industry standard for most all departments. Expect to be lied to on a consistent basis and promised advancement that never comes. Expect to be promised a promotion only to see someone hired from the outside instead. Expect to be called in on your days off, and threatened when you say you can't make it. Oh, and if you're white you can forget about it. The largely African American management staff has a place for you here, and thats in the back of the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and reward people for their hard work rather than holding their jobs over their heads. A note to the GM: Stop telling your employees how "V103 is the greatest work environment on the planet and people are lining up to get in here." If that were the case, I wouldn't be writing this review and people wouldn't be dropping like flies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible, worst experience ever

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Got to see (and work with) a bunch of celebs, attend fun events, concerts, premieres.

    Cons

    Stressful!!! Very little pay for way too much workload. Revolving door with no stability. No promotions (ever), no pay increase, too much micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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