CBS Outdoor Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Could have been a good place to work with better training and stable management.

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was good and some of the people were nice.

    Cons

    The benefits package was not great at all. Also the group of employees working for CBS Outdoor are old and out of touch from the current advertisement environment. Also, people were over work, which created a surviving mentality rather than a team work mentality. The work environment in the Fairfield office was depressing.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better training and clear expectations.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Good place to work if you are a beginner or an ex-football player

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's the largest media company in the world, which will look good on your resume. It's a good place to start out if you are right out of school to gain some experience or if you are an ex-football player needing a job.

    Cons

    The cons outweigh the pros by a long shot! It's not a good place to transfer too if you have any real world experience. I felt like I had to dumb myself down to work here. They didn't seem to value my experience at all. I think they hired me simply so they didn't have to train me. They didn't seem to care that they weren't doing things to the same level as the other companies in their industry. I worked a minimum of 10 hours a day in order to get everything done that needed to be done, but was never recognized for it. They seem to hire a lot of family members, friends, men and ex-ball players and favor them over the other employees. There were employees who dressed and spoke inappropriately, but no action was ever taken when they were complained about. The CEO Wally is a major hot head. On more than one occasion he was yelling so loud on the phone and to other employees that the whole office could hear him and made us all very uncomfortable. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Get up to date. Start taking notice of your good employees and stop favoring the men, the family members and the ball-players. In fact, stop hiring them at all! Pay people what they are worth. Take care of your hard working employees. Stop criticizing the little things and start taking action against those who deserve to be reprimanded, no matter how long they have been there.


  3. Glad I was able to get out while I could.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are very laid back and you don't feel like you are treated like school children.

    Cons

    Management gossips behind your back and expects you to be perfect. No career advancement whatsoever. Also expect to have no social life, as you are consistently working long hours at this thankless place.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees or you'll keep on having a revolving door.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Perfect place for someone inexperienced with a humane corporate culture.

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    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The medical plan should cover a portion of the therapy sessions necessary to remind yourself that you are worthy human being.

    Cons

    People are managed by intimidation and if you are thrilled by the thought then this is the place for you. Extremely click-"ish." And diversity is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    The world has changed and providing a respectful working environment is more the norm now. Take the time to learn how to effectively manage adults, as opposed to bullying acceptable performance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Pros

    Stocks. and 401 K

    Cons

    favortism w/ the managers, discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Your managers should not show favoritism w/ their subordinates. You have several managers that place their favorites in an office just for them, after two minorities were removed, this occurred after renovations in the office. It is a very uncomfortable admosphere.


  7. Helpful (1)

    AE

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers. They love to have meeting about meeting. Selling time is restricted.

    Cons

    Management wants to constantly change things. Including rates and client policies. This does not set well with business owners.

    Advice to Management

    Roll your sleeves up and try doing some work. Maybe then you will know why thing happen the way they do. When you have a Sales Manager that does nothing but want to tell everyone how great he is and that he trained the trainer. What a joke!


  8. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great benefits, 401K, home office environment with full equipment

    Cons

    No training, no management interaction along the way, no goals or accountability of them, very antiquated database, and no database to manage customers and contacts. Will hire you and suggest you will make about 15-20K in commissions first year on top of salary, and it's not attainable. Plan to live on your base salary. Will move you to a much lower draw on your 1 year anniversary date with much higher goals.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Toronto, Canada: Dishonest management led by a buffoon.

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    Former Employee - Various in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Various in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time

    Pros

    Better than no job at all. Don't charge you for heating or use of washrooms. The President cannot punch you though he often wishes he could.

    Cons

    Poor management of people. Short sighted market planning. Reactive rather than proactive. Run by a ex CFL football player whose approach to solving problems is to say "Just do it." Sales run without creativity. Poor or no job skills training. Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. Join the 21st century. Upgrade all aspects of a woeful work environment.


  10. Helpful (2)

    You'll either love it, or hate it.

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    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The connections, networking, etc. Account Executive positions are the reason to be here, they can pay six figures and put you in front of great clients. Clients would be Parmount, Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, etc.

    Cons

    The management and the fact that its Advertising. People get shortened hours, hate when you work overtime and expect you to finish everything perfectly. You will get thrown under the bus everytime. You literally spend more time covering your footsteps than you do doing your job comfortably.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life, honestly. There's more to life than pushing people around. It takes more than a smart person, it takes kind people to manage and get better results.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Bitter, not appreciated for many 65 hour plus work weeks. Learned Alot............

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive/Real Estate Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive/Real Estate Management in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work, at your own speed, Mgmt did not breath down your neck very often.

    Cons

    Passed on promoting from within, Brought in new employees to fill senior positions, when positions were given to other new employee's, after positioned employees with 4 plus years was promised to proven ermployees with great track/sales record.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management in various divisions are getting kickbacks from Vendors, I would not play along and that is why I was terminated. They need better Cost Control Management, spend some money, Mr. Kelly on good cost accountants, and better internal accounting controls..... Bonus system is outdated, and should be better paid to performance.. I have alot of other comments, that would help build respect between Upper Mgmt. to the hourly employee. It's not always about $$$, it's about the respect you show your TEAM.



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