CBS Radio Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
160 Reviews

3.1
160 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.  

    A comfortable place to work and meet new people.

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    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
  3.  

    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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    CBS Radio a dying dinosaur

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Free tickets to events. Client entertaining and fun with coworkers. Can get pretty tiring after a while

    Cons

    low commissions and lots of internal arrogance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house from the top down. If management has been in the same position for longer than 12 years... there's a problem. People become complacent and arrogant after a while. They forget what it is like to be in the trenches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Drank the kool-aid for too long

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot during my time here, but I feel like most of it was self taught, or because I went out of my way to seek out information. I had a great bond with my co-workers, but the upper management was a different story.

    Cons

    Pay was disrespectful-- There were multiple occurrences where I learned that people in the same position as me were making more money simply because they were at a different station.

    Management was awful-- they expect you to work your life away with NO recognition. They preach a very "team" oriented work place, but that came from the dissent among the ranks.

    Training was horrible-- there's a very big "sink or swim" atmosphere here, either you get it right away or they fire you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Organization with Opportunites

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I found that working for CBS Radio was enlightening and professionally a strong decision. I made long-time friends and also absorbed quite a bit about the radio broadcast industry. You have the opportunity to be your own self, to work on projects that need attending, and a great place that fosters creativity.
    Benefits package is pretty strong.

    Cons

    Once you are out of the company, it is difficult to get back in. Working in any market other than a large market means wearing many hats aka: multiple jobs under one title.
    Also the pay is....radio broadcast pay. Historically underpaid for vertical jobs at other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to take the side of Sales. Money is important, but when yo cannibalize talent for short-term money you are only hurting the 10year bottom line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio

    Pros

    Great benefits and great culture

    Cons

    Management needs to be aware of what entry level is doing

  9.  

    Amazing Employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Radio

    Pros

    Team, management, bonuses, incentives, schedule

    Cons

    Proposals, cold calling, sitting at desk 50%

  10.  

    Unprofessional workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good but other than that..I suppose "CBS Radio" looks good on the resume

    Cons

    Boring work and zero chance to advance. Pay is poor and you will feel like you can take on more but no matter how much you try, you will be surfing the web for hours and hours just to leave and do it all over again.

    Ever see office space? Welcome to CBS Radio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the unprofessional nature happening, give employees more responsibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of fun, but not very professional and really uneven work load

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Tons of fun benefits like sporting events and concerts to go to. Fun group of people, I felt like I was back in college sometimes with the party atmosphere.

    Cons

    Really uneven work load, some people are so swamped while others are bored all day. If you have a good sales manager it's great, but expect them to be the only resource you have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to give the local managers more say as they are the ones that know what's really going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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