CBS Radio Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason
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90 Ratings

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

  • Good benefits for the employees (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay - must work a second job to pay bills (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    programming

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Radio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very laid-back office environment, fun place to work- good place to start out a radio career with a reputable company

    Cons

    sometimes long hours are in order- work is cut out for you but that is typical of the industry

    Advice to Management

    speed up the overall hiring process for other candidates- takes way longer than it should


  2. Hostile Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Radio Personality in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Radio Personality in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    CBS is a well-known company, so it looks good on the resume.

    Cons

    At our cluster of radio stations there was a very hostile work environment. Despite all employees having to watch numerous CBS HR training modules online, there was no real effort to make it a nice place to work. Management let bullies rule the roost, despite numerous pleas from employees to make it stop. Since I left several employees have since taken legal action.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they tell you there is a hostile work environment.


  3. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible hours, amazing training,

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism, office politics, unorganized systems

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to your employees!


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  5. CBS Radio

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at CBS Radio

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

    Pros

    -Perks of Radio are nice - Free Food, Tickets, etc.

    Cons

    - pay - employee morale always seem low

    Advice to Management

    give more directions to the employees


  6. Great starting place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CBS is a great stepping stone. Learned a lot about the business and it helped me gain the knowledge to move on.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lack of communication. Upper management didn't care to get involved, just barked orders down the chain of command. Rarely, the chance for advancement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    GSM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER
    Former Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good company with systems in place and some great people.

    Cons

    Bad upper management structure. People have been fired from corp office so maybe there is hope for the people remaining in place.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect! Get rid of the individuals that manage from a position of fear. Those people will ruin each market. You should look to gain the loyalty back from the employees that ARS handed you when you bought those stations. Your people will perform and excel if you treat them like assets.


  8. Sales Executive

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive in New Albany, OH
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive in New Albany, OH

    I worked at CBS Radio (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money

    Cons

    Management needs to be a little more customer focused.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Run

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CBS Radio full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you are friends with the people with the perks you can get good tickets to shows, early movie screenings, celebrity sighting every so often.

    Cons

    The company overall is doing bad, a significant number of people have been let go...which means that people that have stayed are doing multiple jobs. Management stays quiet and doesn't address the situation. The company morale is at an all time low. Management doesn't care that people are doing multiple jobs, and no monetary compensation bump for doing the job. Either take it or you can walk out the door and be unemployed.

    Advice to Management

    Without the support staff you can't have the company function-- how about asking us if we are doing okay in taking on the extra work. Management doesn't care, they all care about reaching numbers and budgets.


  10. Web Content Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, fun coworkers, great boss. Overall fun job. Gained a massive amount of experience in a short time period.

    Cons

    Layoffs. I've never worked for a company that fired more than they hired.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at managing your assets and learn to evaluate each markets needs separately.


  11. Love it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at CBS Radio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CBS Radio creates a team environment and has plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    It's hard to get a spot on the air

    Advice to Management

    give a clear path for employees to follow



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