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CBS TV Distribution Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
26 Reviews
2.9
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Syndicated tv show under the CBS TV Distribution umbrella.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working with an established syndicated tv show under the CBS TV Distribution umbrella led to meeting great people!

    Cons

    work-life balance was difficult but time off was consistent. While we worked under CBS we did not have the corporate benefits of an actual CBS employee.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Comfortable Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Probably one of the last companies in NYC where you actually get to see the light of day after work. The hours are 9-5:30, and staying late is rare unless absolutely necessary. Lots of face time with upper level management who tend to be very approachable and friendly. A close-knit, comfortable environment and overall fun atmosphere. People generally get along well which lends to a positive workplace.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement or opportunity for growth. The day-to-day doesn't vary too greatly so it is easy to feel robotic after a while. No contact with the larger CBS group hinders growth opportunities as well. Out of date systems can make ordinarily easy tasks a bit more of an unnecessarily frustrating process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good experience & good company - Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, stability, nice coworkers, fun environment, yearly (minimal) raises.

    Cons

    No bonuses. No room for growth. Many of the departments are structured with assistants and executives, so it makes it hard to move up without moving out of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure departments so that those who come in at entry level & would like to stay with the company still have opportunities to move up in rank.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not What It Used To Be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salaries and on the job training.

    Cons

    Creative is severely hampered by an adherence to the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent. Question the status quo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution

    Pros

    Strong leadership, lean departments, lots of knowledge about licensing and monetizing TV products, nice office, great benefits

    Cons

    Division of large company so less exposure to corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More educational training sessions for lower level managers and also for technical skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CWD - Attitude is everything

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    Former Employee - CWD  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - CWD in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company benefits, health insurance and commuter benefits.
    Paid vacations and office location.

    Cons

    people
    extremely low salaries - non-existing promotions
    no office culture
    disrespectful management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people, it's cheaper to maintain 1 good employee than to hire 2 mediocre ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's OK.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution

    Pros

    Great benefits (401, sick days.

    Cons

    Long hours. Boring job. Not very exciting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Review

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company was kind of a relaxed eviornment. There were some great perks like broadway tickets from time to time

    Cons

    Management didn't give constructive criticism that is conducive to work. Lack of appreciation for their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    CBS TV Distribution

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution

    Pros

    Job security and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room for job growth.

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    Terrible Work Atmosphere, Bad Morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Studio City, CA

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people, for the most part, are great. Wages for entry-level hires is very good --on the off chance 'ET' loosens their purse strings and brings someone new in.

    Cons

    There are a few bad seeds that consistently make day-to-day production a stressful mess-- More so than it ever needs to be (Particularly the old-school producers & segment directors).

    Lay-offs are common. Integral workers are often cut for "budgetary reasons" while extravagant parties in the newsroom are thrown days/weeks prior.

    Advancement is relatively easy but the promotion is in title only, never pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arbitrary cuts of lower-pay workers has cut morale considerably. I would advise that management keep a better eye on wasteful spending (which happens all too often) rather than fire valuable, loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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