CBS Radio

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Hard work & High reward

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at CBS Radio

Pros

There's opportunity to make a lot of money and see your income grow exponentially year over year when you put in long hours and hard work. Great managers at top stations in the SF market who want to see their people succeed. Open communication is welcomed. Great benefits, 401K match, health fairs, etc. Fantastic office location in San Francisco, easy to get to freeways for appointments. As you prove yourself, you'll be given billing accounts that get you to a base and your job is to keep getting new business to continue to pay yourself more and watch that income grow. Music stations have cool appearances by artists, it's just trying to find the time to go and check them out during work hours that's tough.

Cons

Economy is slow and there's a lot of pressure to get local CIA direct clients on the books. There are many objectives and budgets to hit: spot, digital display, digital place pages, digital offers, non traditional revenue for events, etc. It feels as if there's always some new initiative around the corner to focus on. There's so much to do for one lone AE who's on 100% commission: maintain current accounts, prospect and work new accounts, check paperwork, write proposals, collect outstanding bills, go to events, maintain relationships with clients, check and make sure digital campaigns are optimized, follow up on pending proposals, make changes, work on group pitches, it's a real challenge. This job is not for the weak. Expenses are paltry at best and need pre approval.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about restructuring sales peoples' pay model. Most new media job offer a chunky base with commission that comparable to what a senior AE makes in radio. Think about dividing up responsibilities among AE's for the different initiatives. We feel stretched thin in trying to reach all goals.

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    Great company culture. Very friendly people who will help you grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at CBS Radio

    Pros

    The culture is relaxed but professional. People are cooperative and helpful and are striving to achieve station and personal growth.

    Cons

    The only con to consider is that any person must take responsibility for their own growth. Promotions are not simply handed out. Some people don't understand that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep up the good work. This is one of the greatest owned stations in the CBS family. And it is a great place to work.

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    The most outdated systems and horrible turnaround on company expense reinbursements

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Angry Bird in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Angry Bird in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CBS Radio

    Pros

    CBS is good with allowing you to expense things for station promotions as long as there's revenue attached to it however it's a serious production to get things pushed through.

    Cons

    You have to expense everything on your company AMEX card which is under your name... CBS has taken up to four (4) months to pay the credit card off. In the mean time, you have to put up with the annoying calls from AMEX harrassing you on when you're going to pay the full amount. (we're talking thousands of dollars here)...

    Dirty place to work... Kitchens are always dirty. The places (of of the few) that ARE decorated are extremely ugly and embarrasing to show...

    Systems are archaic and just aren't worth the extra hasstle... this company is cancerous, it brings you down. I'm sure others have different view points about this because they don't know any better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to communicate better with your employees. Keep everyone in the loop and don't say there's an "open door policy" when there's really not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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