CBS Radio Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
163 Reviews
3.2
163 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant

    I have been working at CBS Radio part-time

    Pros

    Good foot in the door. You meet everyone from on air talent to sales teams. Network and you can really move up. They like to hire from within. Management is awesome and fun.

    Cons

    Pay is low for promotions assistant position. We are out in the field setting up and doing physical work and increasing brand awareness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Slight increase in pay would be nice. Other than that management is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of work but rewarding.

    Cons

    Lean operation at corporate level means a lot of pressure and work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Promotions Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio

    Pros

    Fun job, got to meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekend hours, and very very low pay

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  5.  

    Positive intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WFAN  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - WFAN in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to industry professionals
    Incredible hands-on experience

    Cons

    Unpaid internship without travel stipend

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A comfortable place to work and meet new people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Free concert tickets and extra prizes are often given out to staff members. I worked in the Promotions Department, so I also got to go to a bunch of shows and events for free as well. The people are laid back but still professional.

    Cons

    Dealing with people over the phone can be hard, especially when they are erratic. Sometimes there is confusion between the large number of interns or new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep training young people, and make sure you are always on the same page with what's happening day to day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible Upper Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of products to sell, some good mid-level management, two out of four stations are solid. Creative, fun co-workers (when they're not stressed out).

    Cons

    A lot of products to sell, upper management is clueless and move in twelve different directions at once, no long range planning, every day is a fire drill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is useless to give advice to this company. Corporate only cares about the bottom line so until the bottom line displeases them, no change will happen. But that's what you get when you work for a publicly traded company. One need either deal with it or get out.

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

    Treat salespeople horribly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good advancement in the company
    -Cool client entertainment opportunities
    -Unique ability to customize programs

    Cons

    -Pay structure is horrible
    -Commission percentages were poor
    -Management was inadequate
    -No employee appreciation
    -No protection of accounts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not given enough chance. I was hired as a Sales Manager and suddenly 2 months later my position was eliminated

    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager  in  Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Lanham, MD

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

    Pros

    experience comes with the job

    Cons

    lack of communication in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication is key!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Broadcast Company. Bottom line is all that matters. managers don't care for employee growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good radio stations and programming. Lots of sales opportunities. Local programming is solid and the top management believes in radio.

    Cons

    Depends on the market but get a poor market manager and you have a poorly run market. Cliques, favoritism, arrogance run rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Management is horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio

    Pros

    Good brand to work for, but bad management behind it.

    Cons

    The worst managers to work with. They don't know how to work with their employee and guide them for success. Managers set you up for failure.

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