CBS News Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
31 Reviews
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    CBS News - Intern

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    Former Employee - Sports Intern  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sports Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at CBS News as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, management was easy to get along with

    Cons

    fast paced work environment with lots of speedy deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain projects and work assignments more clearly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good for first year of your career

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

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, very relaxed work culture, good to start your career.

    Cons

    Very slow paced, no opportunities to grow/learn, no work from home/flex work hours, low compensation, no on-site training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    CBS 5 Unpaid Internship

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    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CBS News part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed getting exposure to the media world and getting to see the news desk from where I sat. I helped to work on the Jefferson Awards and edit content for the website.

    Cons

    Not getting paid was a bummer, as was not getting reimbursed for getting the Cal Train for work each day. It was worth it though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend developing a program where the interns get to know each other to develop more of a community feel. Because I was part time, I didn't really get to meet or get to know the other interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    AVOID.

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

    I worked at CBS News as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    a few great people around. rare gems in such an industry.

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, too much bureaucracy and office politics, no way to move up corporate ladder, nepotism and favoritism is rank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS News

    Pros

    If you work hard and do your work, meet deadlines, people will notice.

    Cons

    Live television can be demanding at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    This Morning Intern Program, rewarding if you make the work for yourself

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS News

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to meet with producers or pitch stories

    Cons

    You have to find your own work or you will just be sitting around, you have to approach producers yourself and get to know people on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a stronger intern program for Fall and Spring semesters

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    Cut-throat people who will step over your bleeding body.

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    Former Employee - News Editor
    Former Employee - News Editor

    I worked at CBS News as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent equipment some very nice people in the mix. Was a great place to work back in the 80's and early 90's.

    Cons

    Many people, mainly producers and AP's believe that capitalizing on the minor mistakes of others deserves to have you eat a bullet. Disgraceful individuals who will stab you in the back to make themselves look good, and then throw your bleeding corpse under the cross-town bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate an environment where you foster good will and true craftsmanship of working together. Management through fear never works and leaves destruction in its wake. Shoving 20 pounds of content into a 2 pound bag never works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Morning Show Blues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS News

    Pros

    The money was good that's about it.

    Cons

    mostly everything now that I come to think of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go to two hours of black

  10.  

    Challenging and excelled in an atmosphere of excellence

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The team there was filled with professionals who loved their job and pursued excellence

    Cons

    Somewhat intolerant of newcomer mistakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The attitude starts from the top and works its way down. More newcomer check-ins might make the transition for a new employee smoother.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The gold standard

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

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

    Pros

    CBS has seriously high news and documentary standards. They played a major role inventing the medium. They are also stuck in the old hierarchical structure in which the correspondent is king. Producers, who do 90% of the hard work, need to tiptoe around the massive egos of the Old Guard.

    Cons

    Dark subculture of backbiting and undermining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull the plug on the neurotic, zero sum game culture of competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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