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CBS Interactive is a media company with a lot of potential, but the wrong incentives and culture to take risks.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at CBS Interactive

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The work environment is usually very laid back, and in some departments, there is little micromanaging and overly burdensome requirements. Because of that, there are a lot of opportunities and freedom to experiment, but not necessarily the support.

Cons

The company operates very, very slowly. In order to undertake initiatives, it's a necessity to get upper management's active support. While that makes sense, it doesn't in the online world, where media and reactions need to change very rapidly. For some departments, it's also so easy that many employees feel that they can "phone" it in, so to speak.

Advice to Management

Sales gets plenty of compensation, but for the content and editorial side, there must be a recognition and compensation for good ideas and initiatives that don't necessarily add direct dollars to the bottom-line. Furthermore, much of your editorial staff are experts on media and technology. Talk to them, recognize them and give them a reason to want to engage.

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  1. No the right job for me, but good co-workers, and great boss.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator Temp in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator Temp in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CBS Interactive

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun employee gatherings, good co-workers and great boss. Most people were friendly and helpful. It was fun knowing that Gamespot worked in the same building.

    Cons

    Career growth wasn't what I expected. A lot of the jobs at the time were outside hires, and the company didn't seem to promote much from within.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with the leadership at the CBS Interactive would help. All-hands meeting were interesting and motivating, so more would be great. I think the company can attract even more talent if the work environment seems more fun and less corporate.


  2. Great culture, good learning experience, but lacking in innovation

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CBS Interactive

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -- Smart People -- Great Work/Life balance -- open collaboration in team meetings -- good perks and benefits -- perfect opportunity for working moms who want some flexibility

    Cons

    -- no longer the cool kid in the tech space -- no innovations -- management has been there for years

    Advice to Management

    Take risks. Listen to your users and create features that will benefit them and improve the site experience. You'll reap the rewards from having users come to your sites.


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