CBS Corp Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
52 Reviews

3.4
52 Reviews
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CBS Corp President, CEO, and Director Les Moonves
Les Moonves
26 Ratings

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

  • No real cons, benefits were good, working environment was good (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Studio City, CA

    I worked at CBS Corp full-time for 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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly professional people, great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Les Moonves has made this once again the Tiffany Network

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA

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

    Pros

    Clear goals, great taste, and great team effort

    Cons

    Hampered by an aging demographic base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being the most watch television network. My mother loves your shows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly workers with a work environment that lacks the motivation and drive to improve the company

    Former Employee - Production  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Production in Washington, DC

    I worked at CBS Corp for less than a year

    Pros

    People are really nice and helpful. The producers and employees will help you network with people in different departments so you have opportunities and experience different jobs you might be interested in.

    Cons

    The management is designed as a hierarchy so managers fail to address problems employees have, employees feel distant from manager to prevent them from saying strategies that could help improve the company's work efficiency. The lack of opinion and lack of company culture produces a work environment that is very bland and boring.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good name on resume, but not a good work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The salary is great and fair!

    Cons

    Management showed favoritism; Skills are not marketable;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be fair in your assessment of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning experience

    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. Team building.

    Cons

    Team building for sales staff and upper management only.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some team members were great to work with

    Cons

    No real mid level leadership. Too much top pressure and mid level leaders are not allowed to truly lead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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