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CBS Interactive Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
169 Reviews

3.6
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CBS Interactive President Jim Lanzone
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance for the most part (in 11 reviews)

  • All of that contributes to a good work environment (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management is sort of stuck in the past (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management not innovative enough (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    sales Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Company culture, great management, lots of room for growth

    Cons

    not any that i can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A fantastic place to nurture talent, under the right conditions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Great health benefits. Bright office with fast, stable Internet connection. Superb culture: staff initiated, as well as company-sponsored events. Employees generally care about one another and their work. Work-life balance is good, generally, but managed team by team. The people make this company what it is.

    Cons

    Politics are rampant here, so much so, that it's chased great people out at all levels. As a media company living in the digital world, there should be a greater importance on technology through the ranks, especially at the top. Mostly slow moving execs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At this stage in the game, technology can't be an afterthought.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    was a great place to work, now only okay

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    CNET was an amazing company to work at. Very social. Full of smart, driven people that loved building cool sites with industry respected editorial. With the right manager, hard work was rewarded with pay raises or promotions.

    Cons

    Since CBS purchased the company they challenged everything from the enjoyable social atmosphere to personal benefits to farming out technical teams out of san francisco. Used to be fun. Now it's just work. CNET/CBS pays right at or slightly below industry standard. The lower salary used to be balanced by better benefits but those have been reduced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Had a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Many women in executive and senior roles. Family friendly, fair compensation package, great office space in San Francisco's south of market dist.

    Cons

    Big company - need to stand out to get noticed. Not culturally diverse - still male/white dominant staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    cbsnews.com full of talented people, but could display more vision

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

    Pros

    Talented people, decent but not crazy pace, focused well on news, interesting time to be doing online work

    Cons

    Vision not always clear, management could be better, many decisions seem opaque to people in other divisions or on other management/worker tiers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster more team feelings and develop a culture that includes training, rewarding good work by management and peers. If you want to build the site need to get everyone top to bottom excited about whatever direction we are going

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good People - Good CEO. Middle management is a bit tired

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    Former Employee - IT Administrator
    Former Employee - IT Administrator

    Pros

    Great people, and the CEO is a real character. Free beer on third Thursdays.

    Cons

    Salaries is not so great. Hardware could stand to be updated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perks, bonuses, anything to help with retention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Falling and Falling Fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great brands to work on and the people hands down make the company. The atmosphere is more relaxed than most corporate companies.

    Cons

    Low paying, management heavy company lacking vision. Management blows smoke about things improving and people getting promoted but that never happens. This once amazing company has been bogged down by politics instead of focusing on the great brands and building up the true hardworking people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who deserve it, take a hard look at who is actually doing the work, foster some love for the company - people used to love it there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for the most part

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, good working environment, and good culture.

    Cons

    No support from upper level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Below expectation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Informal atmosphere fosters creativity and fun

    Cons

    No resources or leadership or communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring, training, morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Advertising trap

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work for well known brands;
    - Live in San Francisco;
    - Young crowd;
    - Opportunity to pave own way in changing environment

    Cons

    - Pay not competitive;
    - Lack of clear direction;
    - Slow to make changes in a fast paced industry;
    - Slave to Sales and whatever brings in money;
    - Get promoted, and realize you don't make any more money at end of day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Train people better;
    - Give competitive raises when promoting within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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