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CBS Interactive Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
CBS
1992
Subsidiary or Business Segment
TV Broadcast & Cable Networks
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We are the premier online content network for information and online operations across business, entertainment, games, news, sports and technology. With over a billion users visiting our properties each quarter, we are a global top 10 web property, for desktop and mobile, and ... Read more

Mission: Truly premium content. At true scale.

Company Updates

  • Get an inside look at our Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Burbank and New York offices on The Muse!

    The Muse brings you inside the office of CBS Interactive

    Discover careers at CBS Interactive, explore their offices, and find out what it's like to work there before you even apply.

  • Looking for a new show to binge this summer? Look no further- check out the first trailer for Strange Angel, coming to CBS All Access June 14th!

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    Watch Strange Angel - Stream Full Episodes on CBS All Access

    Stream full episodes of Strange Angel on CBS All Access. Jack Parsons, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley.

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CBS Interactive – Why Work For Us?


Always Interesting. Always Rewarding.

Working at CBS Interactive offers the best of both worlds — an advancing, digitally-based environment coupled with the history of a media giant. Whether your dream job is in tech, entertainment, sports or games, build your career here and help create the content we all love.

We love where we work and we think you will too!

Kallie Plagge, Associate Editor, Gamespot

As an associate editor, Kallie works on various content, including reviews and previews, and produces features, writes news, and appears on camera and livestreams relating to games and the gaming industry.

Eric Franklin, Managing Editor, CNET

Eric oversees all content produced by the San Francisco Reviews Team, in addition to editing CNET’s online content. He also fills the calendar with future assignments and topics.

Nathalie Bordes, Vice President, Business Intelligence & Research

Nathalie leads the Business Intelligence and Research Team for all CBS brands to make strategic decisions based on data. She aims to improve the full suite of sites to drive business forward.

Owen Stretch, Senior Editor, MetroLyrics

Owen oversees all content production, including written and video, for both Last.fm and MetroLyrics. He also monitors the full content cycle from creation to distribution.

Alexandra Barlow, Video Editor & Feature Producer, CBS Sports Digital

From ad sales and sponsorships to graphics and online interviews, Alexandra creates sports-related content for CBS Interactive viewers to enjoy.

Farid Kazimi, Director, Project Management, CBS.com

Farid runs a Project Management Team comprising scrum masters, product managers, and quality assurance. He oversees each functional area and helps leaders succeed.

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Diversity & Inclusion 

Have you ever wondered how CBS creates our amazing content? It's simple--we've asembled a diverse team of creative minds in an open, inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone belongs and feels comfortable speaking up to share their unique perspective. Through mutual respect and a shared vision, our teams are able to build content that reflects our audience, our values and our incredible employees. Our employee resource groups help CBSi team members around the world build relationships and connect with other CBS employees across the company.

They include:

RAD - ‘Respect. Appreciation. Development', an all-inclusive ethnic diversity group where members create experiences that further the dialogues that matter

Women’s Networking Group - a dynamic group focused on advancing women in the workplace and in the industry

ANGLE - a group that offers LGBTQ and allied employees a chance to network and participate in professional and personal development opportunities.

This Is Now - a growth and development team that focuses on employees' career expansion via speaker series and mentorship programs

Learning & Development

We're pretty confident that you're going to learn a lot on your new job--but that's not the only place you will grow your skills! We've got creative training and development workshops to help you build your personal acumen in several areas, including communications, delivering awesome presentations, hacking interviews, and in lots of other topics. Whether your interest is developing your technical knowledge, managing others, or leading a business unit, we can help you achieve your dreams!

We've Got You Covered

Did you know there's no one-word anagram you can make from the word 'benefit'? That makes sense, because why would you want to mess around with the great package we offer! Our benefits ensure our employees and their families have the coverage and resources they need to thrive at work and at home. Check out how we've got you covered:

Health & Wellness - When it comes to health, everyone has different needs--from finding the right doctor to lowering prescription drug costs, coping with a serious illness, or simply living a healthier lifestyle. Through company-sponsored benefit programs, we offer our team members the resources they need to make informed healthcare decisions and live their healthiest lives.

Finances - Our savings, tuition reimbursement, investment (and financial consulting?) programs are here to help you plan for your future and reach your financial goals. Start saving for your next home, despite the price of avocados. 

Time Away - We offer company paid holidays, a weeklong winter shutdown, vacation, sick days and parental leave coverage to ensure you have a chance to relax, unwind, and not think about work!

Family - In addition to flexible work schedules, we offer childcare and elderly care resources, adoption, loan and legal assistance, and college planning coaches to help you and your dependents. And we haven't forgotten your furry family members, we've got pet insurance for them too

Start Your Career With Us

Our internship and entry level positions offer hands on experience working with advanced media products and the best minds in the business - all while getting paid. We offer students both entry level and internship opportunities across our various brands and locations.

  • We offer full-time internships across several of our divisions including software engineering, marketing, editorial, video production, business intelligence and more...

  • ...And, we offer internships across several of our office locations including Burbank, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Louisville, KY, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
  • 10 week summer program

  • Competitive wages


We are passionate about our mission to inform and entertain the world--but our jobs aren't the only place we find purpose and meaning. CBSi Cares, our social responsibility program, inspires and engages employees by providing a platform to make a meaningful difference in the communities in which we live, work and serve. Our employee volunteers around the world engage in volunteer work, collect donations, and provide support and encouragement for local organizations. We invite you to get involved if you want to support a cause that has personal meaning for you and make a lasting impact in your corner of the universe.


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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brentwood, TN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brentwood, TN

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    - constant commitment to innovation and creativity
    - some really cool projects with cutting-edge technologies
    - a lot of opportunities for professional growth, including the ability to work with multiple brands
    - committed, friendly and helpful fellow engineers
    - technical opinion is valued
    - respectful and supportive management
    - competitive salary and benefits
    - great opportunities to network with people of diverse backgrounds
    - great work life balance
    - fun positive culture with nice and smart people
    - flexibility (can work from home when needed)

    Cons

    - communication may not be easy at times due to the geographically dispersed team, but it's a great place overall

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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CBS Interactive Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CBS Interactive (Brentwood, TN) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I've had the best interview process with CBS Interactive. My recruiter reached out to me the next day after I submitted my application, and she was very prompt on scheduling my interviews. The whole process took around 3 weeks. The interview process consisted of 3 stages: a phone screen with a recruiter, a technical phone screen with a manager, and a technical on-site interview with a manager and several other interviewers. They were also extremely helpful in preparing me for each step in the interviewing process. It was a really great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • There were couple of short coding questions to make sure you actually know how to code.   1 Answer
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CBS Interactive Awards & Accolades

  • Digiday Awards, Digiday Awards, 2017
  • Top Women in Media Awards, Folio, 2017
  • Appy Awards, Appy Awards, 2017
  • Webby Awards, Webby Awards, 2017
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