CBS Outdoor Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
37 Reviews
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    ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    liked the work in the past

    Cons

    bad management needs to learn to be more openminded

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time

    Pros

    Aside from any management, great people.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start. You would think that with a company like this, there would be some relationship between position and competence. Like a manager should know how to use a question mark in a sentence, or not make up words, or not say that their best skill is delegating. Unfortunately, that's not the case at all. I could really go on a rant here, but I’ll be brief. If you want to be in sales, there’s no training, so good luck. If you want a career path, it won’t happen unless you’re in sales and can network with the right guys. If you’re in anything other than a sales role, there’s no training and no opportunity for growth. I really like the people I worked with, but this company was a depressing dead end that was a total void in my career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    I worked at CBS Outdoor

    Pros

    Decent experience if you can survive a "sink or swim" type of environment. Ok money to be made even if you're not appreciated for the effort. As long as you're generating results you can advance into sales management (if you can stand working for one of the company's senior managers)

    Cons

    Ex-athlete senior management are less than intelligent, spiteful bullies. The East Coast Senior Vice President excels at management through harassment, interrogation and humiliation. Avoid working in one of his East Coast markets for sure. Totally unprofessional management approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like humans and not as disposable assets. Get rid of the bullying atmosphere. Invest in your staff and encourage them with positive feedback, adopt a zero tolerance policy of harassment and enforce it, even if it's the company's senior managers.

  6.  

    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 (more than an 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.

  7.  

    The best Job I've held to this point.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (less than an 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (less than an 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

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