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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
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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
  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    CBS was a great no nonsense work experience where it was clear that the employees acknowledged the prestigious history.

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    Former Employee - Broadcast Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Broadcast Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS Corp as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers and staff, even among those you don't directly work with.

    Cons

    Old and outdated computers, as well as the massive bureaucracy can make decisions move slow. Ie "red tape"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Consulting

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBS Corp as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of things to fix IT wise

    Cons

    The management team is very immature, and unwilling to work on fixing deferred maintenance IT assets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better allocate realistic IT budget to meet projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good tax internship program

    Current Employee - Tax Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBS Corp as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The tax internship program is strong in that it allows interns to see a very broad view of tax. Interns are expected to prepare returns, extensions, and estimates.

    Cons

    The pay is low relative to some other internship programs out there. The workload is heavy from an intern's perspective.

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  5. 8 people found this helpful  

    Work Culture Needs Improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS Corp full-time

    Pros

    You get an office.

    You get autonomy.

    If you accept the status quo, you get great health insurance benefits (except cancer care coverage), and a steady paycheck.

    Attention to detail is the hallmark of the work product at this network. It is rigorous and often awesome.

    Many people are passionate about the work they are working on.

    On occasion, you do get to meet the network talent. The occasional photo with your favorite network celeb is possible.

    Cons

    The corporate structure still works under a philosophy of hierarchy where good ideas cannot possibly come from management or worker bees.

    Very little collaboration. Lots of secrecy.

    Yelling happens.

    Do not dine at your boss's favorite restaurant at lunchtime or dinner. "There is a pecking order." Actual quote from the C-Suite.

    Be willing to fit the frat boy / sorority girl mold (have a mirror in front of your desk for bonus points -- bring your eyebrow technician to your desk every other week for more bonus points).

    Advancement happens if you have connections; this company prefers family connections. Think: Your uncle is the founder of some type of media or was famous in sportscasting. You will be promoted and often.

    No employee performance review. You provide excellent service for years, work late until 2 - 3 a.m., and give up your weekends, are promised a raise. Do not expect documented reviews. Ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not assume your employees are idiots. They aren't. They want to collaborate with you, be listened to, and they, too, are your brand ambassadors.

    Encourage software literacy and employee development.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time with the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked with great people, a very comfortable work environment and great talent. Oh did I forget to mention FREE coffee.

    Cons

    A lot of Management shifts. Demands a lot of everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice to share

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good company to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBS Corp full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    superb working environment and helpful members

    Cons

    Most of the projects are legacy system so much of maintenance work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Corp as an intern

    Pros

    -Corporate environment, gets acclimated to it.

    Cons

    -Management needs improvement. Interns should have more group training. Few interaction

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A family company, and I'm not related

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    Former Employee - Sales Planner  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bosses cultivated talent and encouraged learning, but learning opportunities weren't always present. CBS is a very large company but events are held that encourage people from all departments. It's very easy to branch outside of the department this way.

    Cons

    If you're not family or a friend of family, then it's very hard to progress in your career. Several staff members were passed over because a family friend (with less experience) had also pitched for the position. If you know someone at CBS or are related to an employee, then this would of course be a pro.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Communication between various departments
    Monthly lunch/events planned
    Health and PTO Benefits

    Cons

    Most career opportunities are in CA market
    Heavy workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not an Employer of Choice

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    Current Employee - Corporate Finance  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Large company with adequate employee benefits. Few discernible company rules or regulations. Employees are basically left on their own since senior management and HR are very aloof.

    Cons

    The company does not provide any career advancement or employee development. Lack of any discernible company culture creates a very boring and lifeless working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an interest in your employees and update the benefits package for today's workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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