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CBS Corp Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
57 Reviews
3.1
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CBS Corp President, CEO, and Director Les Moonves
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Large company with adequate employee benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Employees are basically left on their own since senior management and HR are very aloof (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Their idea of work/life balance is being available 24/7 (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of cohesive company culture or fair and equitable pay and benefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive

    I worked at CBS Corp full-time

    Pros

    great bunch of people there

    Cons

    needed clearer direction of what was next

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, Interesting assignments, Most of the people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to advance

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, hard to climb up the ladder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great top-tier leadership, interesting work, very demanding environment. Loved the interaction to top level executives within the company and outside of the company. On the cutting edge of ever changing technology.

    Cons

    Very difficult to switch jobs internally. Pay does not reflect the quality of your work, your competency level or your dedication to the company. Lack of training and disinterest in developing their talented staff is a disappointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Continually education them on the latest advancements and technologies. Promote internal employees and give them a chance to become well-rounded individuals with experience in various departments so they can continue to deliver top-notch results for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exceptional company. CBS is the only entertainment run company purely dedicated to content.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    CBS offers a plethora of opportunities vertically and horizontally across the country. Proprietary tools and level of professionalism is 2nd to non in our industry.

    Cons

    The competitive intensity rewards hard work and dedication; It does not, however, provide advancement opportunities for profressionals looking for more of a work-life balance ... which is ok if one doesnt want to rise in the ranks or make themselves less expendible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should continue to allow, respect and encourage feedback as well as ideas for improving best practices. Short term day to day focus on investors needs more balance in allowing for long-term strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax

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    Former Employee - Tax in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS Corp part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good start to intern for, Corporate environment. good training I really like the fact that I got to be exposed to tax

    Cons

    The competitive atmosphere. They say they have open door policy that they really dont. Lots of politics involve will not work here average tax salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Digital Account Manager in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation here was overall nice

    Cons

    When I accepted the position I was really looking forward to working with the company on the national team. Upon accepting the position I was told that I was going to NY the headquarters to be trained. Once I began the position almost a 2 weeks went by where they didn't have my computer set-up. The Account Executive I worked for had no clue what to do with me nor did she had an understanding of my position and she was the one who hired me!!!!!!!

    I received one week of training and it was not in depth at all I had to learn everything on my own which made it difficult to adjust. The Digital Account Executive I worked with was absolutely horrible to work with. She would tell me something was due on wed really it was mon. She never responded to emails, she would give me a really short amount of time to complete assignments. Her communication was absolutely horrible. I was not the only person that felt that she was horrible to work!!!.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MANAGE!!!!!!!

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    $0.70 401 k match, paid sick, vacation, flexible time, excellent staff and senior management, large company

    Cons

    no growth, low possibility of promotion due to low staff turnover, can do the same job over and over again, no rotation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall good company

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Studio City, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Nice people. Stability. Yearly (minimal) raise.

    Cons

    Unless you plan on being an assistant for a VERY long time, it's a dead end job. No real performance reviews. No room for growth. Many departments are structured with assistants and executives, which makes it hard for assistants to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure departments so that employees who enter the company as assistants and want to move up within the company can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Corp full-time

    Pros

    CBS is a very dynamic company to work for and one that I enjoyed working for as a whole. I was fortunate enough to spend time with senior management, who I thought were excellent. In addition, my supervisor was great, and my colleagues and I all got along very well.

    Cons

    There are certainly plenty of individuals within the company that do not believe in change, nor do they even want to hear about it. Getting things finished is very challenging and takes a very long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not neccesarily aligned to do what is best for the company, more or less what is best for their department or their Division. I think some changes in goal setting and alignment could go a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mostly professional people, great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive of family and personal time off.
    Professional co workers. Newsroom is a team. Pay is ok. Benefits and insurance are great.

    Cons

    Some senior producers need to retire or move on. Favoritism. Managers can basically do what they want. Miss tons of days of work or 'work from home' advancing to different shows and departments is difficult. Being a woman and mother held me back advancing. And I have worked any and every schedule so I know my work ethic is flawless. Promoting from within is rare in my department. But it has improved over the last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward dedicated, smart people that have stayed with CBS... Instead of hiring outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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