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CBS Radio Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
158 Reviews

3.1
158 Reviews
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CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason
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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 Organization with Opportunites

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    CBS Radio a dying dinosaur

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

    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
  3.  

    Management is horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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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  5.  

    Drank the kool-aid for too long

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

    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
  6.  

    CBS Radio Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good products to sell and supporting management

    Cons

    Cut throat, 100% commission is tough

  7.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and great culture

    Cons

    Management needs to be aware of what entry level is doing

  8.  

    Amazing Employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team, management, bonuses, incentives, schedule

    Cons

    Proposals, cold calling, sitting at desk 50%

  9.  

    Good!

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

    Pros

    Radio perks, fun atmosphere, good people

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about except pay was a little less than should be with all the heavy lifting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Valuable learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    The people, the products, and the compensation. Provides multiple area of business exposure to traditional media, new media, digital media, business development, and non-traditional media. Excels at media promotions and events.

    Cons

    Favoritism exists (Managers supervising spouses) is widely known through out the office and with other radio groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unprofessional workplace

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

    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

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