CBS Radio Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. account executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Radio full-time

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

    Pros

    Not the greatest company...its a huge corporation and feels just like that.

    Cons

    No base pay or car allowance...you will spend a lot of money on gas.

  2. 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

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Good People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of work but rewarding.

    Cons

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

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  5. Positive intern experience

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to industry professionals
    Incredible hands-on experience

    Cons

    Unpaid internship without travel stipend

  6. 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

  7. Helpful (2)

    Horrible Upper Management

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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 (more than 8 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Sales

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

    I have been working at CBS Radio full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have a lot of things to sell.

    Cons

    The commission structure is designed in a way that reaching maximum payout is all but unattainable. This is evident in the low number of sales reps who achieve full commission payout. The commission structure sort of reminds me of casino were you know the odds alway favor the house, except it's a job.

    Advice to Management

    This is a public company and the systems are put in place from the top down. The goal of of the radio division is to achieve results for share holders. If you want to make money and you profession is sales, buy the stock but go work somewhere else.

  9. They Bring in enthusiastic people and drain them until they quit

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

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

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

    Pros

    I've made some amazing friends and have had the most memorable memories from my time here.

    Cons

    I was duped and used here as an intern (free labor). I was naive to think they would give me the jobs they kept promising. I work noon to midnight (for free) My ideas for the website, contests and promos were stolen with no credit given. For two years I believed they would pay me one day until it hit me why would they? I'm working for free. Sure I received free concert tickets made amazing friendships but was used and felt horrible. I returned as a paid account executive, way underpaid and over worked. Lack of communication. No support. VERY LOW WAGES. The company doesn't care for any individual. I witness a co-worker laid off right before her 30 mark and when her shares and investments would be vested. They will never be satisfied only money on their mind. I transferred to the SF office and in 7 months went to 5 goodbye parties and witness 3 more leave. If they would treat their employees with respect they would retain them and thus costing them less money and have a solid foundation for the future. With Radio as a medium in massive limbo in other words no one listens anymore, they should be more kind to those there who may have hope it will continue. I was there for 4 years. Two as a non paid naive intern and two as an under paid account executive.

    Advice to Management

    If they would treat their employees with respect they would retain them and thus costing them less money and have a solid foundation for the future. With Radio as a medium in massive limbo in other words no one listens anymore, they should be more kind to those there who may have hope it will continue.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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 (more than a year)

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

    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

  11. A comfortable place to work and meet new people.

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

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

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

    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 Management

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

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