CBS News Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Intern

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    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

  2. Philadelphia Republican Convention

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at CBS News as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Really enjoyed working at such a large political convention. As an intern it was great experience to see how everything was handled and how interconnected the news business is.

    Cons

    Long hours early morning, to late nights, but this type of event warranted it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating!

  3. Bad place to work, great place to leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. I was a summer intern in 2014.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS News as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You work with some of the brightest people in the industry. They give you hands on training your first day on the job and allow you to do meaningful work even as an intern.

    Cons

    None, really. People complained that they didn't get enough things to do but it's your internship and you have to make the most of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Grow from the inside out and really build on the CBS News Apprenticeship Program.

  6. Excellent Internship

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS News as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    great internship. As soon as they realized that I had skills I was allowed to be very hands on and creative (I interned in the creative services dept).
    Practicing my editing skills under strict time deadlines definitely helped refine my skills

    Cons

    I saw some other interns flounder because they didnt already have editing skills. It definitely wouldnt have been as much fun or interesting had I not already had the skills I had.
    Also, not really a very clear direct career path.

  7. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS News as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment is flexible benefits are good.

    Cons

    Leadership is old school corporate, very stiff in some departments. Slow to upgrade old equipment and too many layers of bureaucracy. Was not able to use skills to full potential.

    Advice to Management

    Liven up the work environment

  8. Great Place if you're not Creative

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9. CBS News - Intern

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

    I worked at CBS News as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, management was easy to get along with

    Cons

    fast paced work environment with lots of speedy deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Explain projects and work assignments more clearly

  10. Good for first year of your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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