CBS Radio Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
161 Reviews
3.1
161 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.  

    Drank the kool-aid for too long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    CBS Radio Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio

    Pros

    Good products to sell and supporting management

    Cons

    Cut throat, 100% commission is tough

  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    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%

  6.  

    Good!

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

    I have been working at CBS Radio

    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
  7.  

    Valuable learning experience

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    • 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

    I have been working at CBS Radio full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  8.  

    Pretty Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Board Operator  in  Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Board Operator in Lanham, MD

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

    Pros

    Easy 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

    Cons

    Kind 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Unprofessional workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    CBS is a great company. Charlotte, however, has a serious disconnect from the rest of the corporation.

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

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

    Pros

    I've been employed at other CBS Radios in different parts of the country. It can be a great company to work for but I assume it depends on the location. Promotions is fun and depending on the GM/Marketing & Promotions Director, they do help set the mood of the entire workplace.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't great. HR is overwhelmed and doesn't kick in much when it comes to the workplace. Charlotte was a very negative workplace filled with unhappy people. There was constant gossip and illegal scandals going on in the office. Harassment issues. Creepy men upper staff and unprofessional workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the illegal actions in the workplace. The dollar shouldn't solely drive how a company operates. You will keep more employees in the traffic and sales department if you watch what is going on in that department. Weed out the problem makers and then you may start to create a place that people want to stay to work. Take tips from other CBS Radios. This place was a terrible environment. However, other CBS Radios have been terrific places to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The station I was with was not geared toward me, you should really find a department you relate too.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    see celebrities
    teaches you the basics

    Cons

    no pay for interns
    its very slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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