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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.4 102 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

CBS President & CEO CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves

Leslie Moonves

(46 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Very good benefits and my co-workers were great"
    in 4 reviews
  • "good people and technologies to be involved in"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours, long commute, small office"
    in 6 reviews
  • "everything, management was horrible,no room for advancement, hours"
    in 3 reviews
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Finance Department

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at CBS as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou are giving reasonable work hours and are allowed a work/life balance. Management in the department were extremely helpful

ConsThe internship wasn't paid, overwhelming for the first week of working.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK but lots of red tape

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBS

Prosgood people and technologies to be involved in

Conslots of red tape to get projects completed

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Reasonably good environment, but always unstable due to the fact they will not hire staff personnel.

Editor (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at CBS full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe people are wonderful, the facility (TV City, at least) is well maintained. You need to be experienced to work there as they offer very little in the way of training. They do offer health and welfare of a sort to even temporary personnel, but you never feel like you ccan paln for the future.

ConsToo many of the management has never worked anywhere else. The management treats technicians like dirt beneath their feet. If they could, the would eliminate technicians entirely.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsNice environment, good people, good salary

ConsA lot of people working

Advice to Senior ManagementExcelent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast-Paced, Harsh Hours

Producer (Current Employee)
West Sacramento, CA

I have been working at CBS full-time for more than a year

ProsFun coworkers, for the most part. Most are fairly patient and understanding when you're first starting out.
The opportunity to have your work on a local news station is incredible. Some fans are so loyal, they'll know you by name in a matter of months.
Honestly, it's a great job to start out with, right out of school.

ConsMove up quickly from part-time positions, but then stagnate just as fast.
Constant criticism (but that's television, really.)
Hard hours. Don't bother with a morning shift if you aren't into being awake all night and sleeping during the day.
Everyone will ignore you at some point, for whatever reason. Everyone.

Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership and team-building is highly lacking. If one person is falling behind in their job, and it's affecting yours, you can bring it up to the news director, but that doesn't mean they'll do anything about it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's Whatever

Assistant Editor (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at CBS as a contractor for more than a year

ProsI worked for CBS Eye Too. It's a "no frills" sort of gig. Your check will always be there on Fridays, the power will never go out and....that's about it.

ConsNo real room for advancement. This is not the place to work if you want to grow - only somewhere to collect a paycheck.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good experience,but stressful

Sales Planner (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

Prosthis looks great on your resume
lots of business lunches around town
good networking
decent compensation

ConsThere's not a lot of long term goals. Focus tends to be on meeting quarterly quotas instead of building long term value. my advice is to get the experience and the network, and then move on!

Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of great employees come to CBS and then leave a few years later. Try to retain your best players.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBS for more than 10 years

ProsFabulous place to work, great people, strong commitment to running a successful business.

ConsSome employees treat the company as if they were offered a tenured position. With many long-time employees, motivation sometimes falls off.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good solid company

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBS full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat assets and solid business focus.

ConsFear of discussing policy openly

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your frontline sales people for a reality check.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Director Digital Operations (Current Employee)
Studio City, CA

I have been working at CBS full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat Diverse Environment with lots of opportunities.

ConsGreat Diverse Environment with lots of opportunities and no cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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