CBS News Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Intern Program

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS News

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work environment and great experience

    Cons

    Program was not too structured


  2. CBS News Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS News

    Pros

    Great Learning experience Producers were friendly.

    Cons

    Rotation to different departments would have helped


  3. Great News Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS News (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great news-gathering operation, especially for creative hard-news and feature Producers and Correspondents. Scott takes his editorial title very, very seriously, which is good.

    Cons

    The pay is rather low compared to other networks. Also, beware of a certain dragon-lady. She smiles but has no problem throwing anyone under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Get the dragon lady to retire before she alienates the rest of the news department.


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  5. Producer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This is a dying business, stay away.

    Cons

    Homophobic, old boy network seeking young females

    Advice to Management

    Diversity-- real not tokens in the board room.


  6. Reputable and outdated

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS News full-time

    Pros

    Loyal to their older employees

    Cons

    Non-diverse newsrooms/reflective in the stories reported Outdated thinking non-current on technology No employee training programs Popularity contest stagnant growth

    Advice to Management

    Organize an employee growth program.


  7. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CBS News

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great networking opportunities -Friendly Employees -If you're assertive you get to do a lot

    Cons

    -You have to make your own opportunities, work isn't always given to you


  8. Bad place to work, great place to leave

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

    I have been working at CBS News full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's great to work in a place with so much history

    Cons

    It's literally next door to a methadone clinic, so recovering addicts loiter in front of the building. For a major news organization, to say the technology is archaic is an understatement. The people here are great to work with, but there is a glaringly obvious difference between union and non-union.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money to update systems. Remodel the office so it doesn't look so run down. Break up the boys club, and try to be original.


  9. Great Place if you're not Creative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broadcast Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Broadcast Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBS News full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Very low pay Weird hierarchy, you can seriously be a production assistant for 2 years while doing the same work as an AP, just with lower pay and title. There's not a lot of room to be creative. They have a formula and as old, white and archaic as it may be, they're sticking to it.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the youth and diversity within your company. Different perspectives are an asset


  10. Good for first year of your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. 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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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