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Updated Jul 23, 2014
CBS Radio – Southfield – “AMP Radio”

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3.0 149 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason

Dan Mason

(60 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun atmosphere with people who like music(in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits for the employees(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficult to move up beyond part time in department(in 8 reviews)

  • Low pay - must work a second job to pay bills(in 7 reviews)

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    Pretty Good

    Board Operator (Former Employee) Lanham, MD

    ProsEasy radio to produce, everything's taken care of for you. You have a lot of flexibility with hours as well. Sometimes you can score some free stuff. A real laid back atmosphere as well

    ConsKind of low pay, for part-time at least. You also aren't given a lot of direction, there's a lot of figuring it out on your own mentality. I worked at a sports station and there was kind of a fraternity that was excluding anyone who didn't want to talk about sports all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining was a joke, need more direction from management. There's really no well written contingency plans for when something goes wrong either.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CBS Radio Tampa

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally fun atmosphere with some of the best promotions staff I have worked with.

    ConsThe only way you can move forward is by weaseling your way in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee that you have rockstars on your team and reward them.

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    Bad internship

    Intern (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsMeet cool celebrities, learn about radio industry.

    ConsNo commuter benefits for interns, no pay, early shift (5:30 am)

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to get to know your interns

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Welcome to the 90s

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsDecent pay. Some talented people

    ConsRemarkable lack of vision. If you need no inspiration, this is your place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Regional Account Executive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosnone - all around terrible place to work for, you live under fear, every day of your life, toxic managers, toxic co-workers, that place psychologicly damaged me for life

    Consno training, if you are in a boys club, you will get promoted, if not, start looking for another place, it's a toxic place to work for, I never knew evil before I started my job there..

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to treat humanity with human dignity... it is that simple. no one is less or more, we are equal, we all deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. thank you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Expendable Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFun atmosphere, free tickets to events and concerts.

    ConsNo opportunity for advancement, treated poorly by superiors, not paid enough for the job requirements. Also people are constantly being fired- at least once a month. Definitely who you know, not what you know; if you know the right people you are basically immune from being fired even if you take 3 hour lunch breaks and leave early every day. Management believes it is cheaper to hire part timers to do a full time job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward good work ethic from part-time employees and stop viewing them as expendable. Most want to move up at the company, but management prefers to hire full time positions from outside. Get rid of incompetent supervisors who do not do their job and are forcing a part time employee to do it for them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CBS Radio Dallas is a good place to work, as long as you're not a DJ.

    CBS/TSN News Anchor (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsI am in news and absolutely love the job, duties and working for Paul Mann.

    ConsThe pay is sub-par, anchors make the same as folks who enter news into the system for the anchors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer part-time on air folks a minimum of $20 an hour. It's a pride thing once you get to the level of major market radio broadcasting. Plus, it builds dedication and loyalty.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good days & bad days

    Sales Assistant (Former Employee)

    Prosfirst hand look at life in radio. fast pace environment, the occasional celebrity sighting in office, made some life long friends through this company.

    Consa lot of work, for a little pay. felt very unappreciated by sales reps and managers at times. some training, but mostly a dive in and figure it out on your own methodology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wall Street Culture at its worst

    Sales (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGood health insurance. 401k match is OK.

    ConsCBS Radio in Minneapolis is a toxic environment. Unreasonable expectations in the sales realm plague the company. Praise is non-existent and criticism is constant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your staff to do their jobs. Provide some positive encouragement. Make success a real possibility for your people and don't insult them by saying things like "a dog with a note in its mouth could sell these ratings".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The greatest job I've ever had.

    On-Air Talent (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsEvery day that I punched in was a great day. I loved being employed there. Great environment, and just plain fun.

    ConsTrying to move up in the company meant waiting for someone to retire, or die.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people that work hard and deserve it. Don't just hire outside people for those rare openings because of their success somewhere else.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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