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Pros
  • Big company, definitely has good benefits, lots of departments to network with if you know how to (in 7 reviews)

  • good people and technologies to be involved in (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, poor temp support if sick (in 7 reviews)

  • everything, management was horrible,no room for advancement, hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience working with a highly effective team.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CBS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to work with really smart people and contribute to high quality products.

    Cons

    Team are specialized (front-end versus back-end) so you may not gain a wide variety of experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Boring corporate environment that is too rigid and stuffy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CBS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - occasional parties and happy hours to help boost morale

    Cons

    - you had to fight for other roles in the company. i mean FIGHT. i had a manager tell me that he had other applicants coming into his office daily to try and secure the job in question. i guess applying, interviewing, checking in and prior experience with the company meant nothing.
    - very political and you basically have to know the right people to get anywhere.
    - sales people threw their weight around and barked orders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great People, Great Teams, Meh Salary

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

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome. Management nurtures a fun company culture.

    Cons

    Management like to set almost unrealistic sales goals which ultimately affected your bottom line as an employee.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    culture of professionalism and openness

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic corporate culture. Through many years of change, a genuine sense of teamwork has always persisted.
    Despite a complex business, departments and teams are managed in such a way as to create a sense of place and purpose.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to convince upper management to change, even when data exists to support such a notion. This might be a function of the complex nature of the business: for every analysis that can be done to support one conclusion, it's often possible to create compelling arguments to the contrary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience overall - I learned a lot and felt respected and valued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CBS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For CBS Interactive
    - Great brands with passionate audiences
    - Many smart, talented, friendly coworkers
    - Great offices (in New York, San Francisco)
    - Opportunities for expanding your skills
    - Can leverage the reach of CBS to promote products
    - Felt I made a difference

    Cons

    - A lot of stakeholders and bureaucracy to get things done
    - Continual upper management changes are distracting and work against momentum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to set a vision, strategy, and management team you can have faith in for more than 9 months

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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