CBS Outdoor

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CBS Outdoor Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
34 Reviews
2.4
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    I like working for CBS Outdoor, I have learned a lot about outside sales.

    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You create your own schedule, you have flexibility on who to call on and you create your success!

    Cons

    The company is changing and there is a lot of uncertainty of what will happen to the industry in the Northern California area.

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    The best Job I've held to this point.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exceptional leadership provided by management. Laid back environment at the office, and every employee knows one another like a family member. That experience was so amazing because of the people who run and work in that office.

    Cons

    Limited inventory of billboard locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with such a great group of individuals. Thanks also for spending the extra time outside of work to try to help me succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Environment, some processes outdated but they are moving with the times

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best General manger ever. Listened and implemented and rewarded us for good work, listened to all of our concerns and suggestions

    Cons

    anything that had to do outside my office. Billing dept is absurdly dumb and lazy. Just plain and simple. Even had to call and train them on basic math and proration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Billing Department helps in losing sales. Had three or more clients leave since the billing dept could't figure out charges, over charged and couldn't do their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A 'Throwback' company.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    *Good hours
    *Decent base
    *Well known name
    *Diverse - LGBT friendly
    *Nice people

    Cons

    *TOTALLY behind the times (from a sales perspective)
    *NO investment in sales CRM
    *Absolutely horrible in terms of welcoming new employees and giving a 'lay of the land'
    *NO teamwork in Sales Dept
    *Worthless unless you have any National business if you work in a major market.
    *Old boys network feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Try to have some kind up team building ideas in house.
    *Bring the CRM situation up to date so salespeople are not calling on the same people over and over again -- makes the company and the employee look like idiots, or worse, boorish.
    *Having internal fiefdoms really makes for a lack of employee cooperation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Should have left much sooner...

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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 Outdoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is good- since they have nothing else to offer they throw money at you.

    Cons

    no reviews hence no opportunity for setting career path and advancement. Long hours and too much work unevenly distributed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start seeing and treating your employees as human beings instead of workhorses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I'm great at filing!

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    Former Employee - AE Intern  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - AE Intern in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere and awesome culture.

    Cons

    As an intern, filing paperwork was not exactly what I had in mind when I got the position. The office was also dirty and had ventilation issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more of chance to go out with your AE's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Old School Company; Get ready to Cold Call

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to network with different business owners within the market you work; great co-workers; good benefits; team environment; managers have many contacts in the advertising industry.

    Cons

    Low starting salaries; no possibility of moving into a management role unless you are in sales; a strong culture of nepotism; sales force is overworked; no training; "Behind the times" compared to other corporate advertising companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more training in the sales area for younger college grads/employees in their 20's. Hire outside of the company for management positions instead of promoting from only within. Be open to new ideas and methods of efficiency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Shared Services  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Shared Services in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -part of CBS Corporation
    -leading out of home advertising media in UK
    -busy, competitive environment
    -great learning experience especially if you are in sales/marketing/franchise

    Cons

    -limited career progression
    -limited training opportunities
    -competitive culture, not very friendly environment
    -compensation & benefits are below the market median especially for support functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -streamline internal policies and practices to enhance fair treatment
    -be open, transparent and honest to your staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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