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CBS Interactive Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
CBS
1992
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$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.

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CBS Interactive – Why Work For Us?


We are the premier online content network for information specializing in the areas that people love; entertainment, technology, news, business, games and sports.  Our culture of creativity and collaboration is our foundation and it's present in everything we do!


We work in updated and modern offices in some of the best cities in the world (Yes, we are global! We have offices in the US, UK, Singapore and Australia to name a few)

We kick back with our teams and like to have fun!  (And, we don't take ourselves too serioursly. i.e. Jim, our CEO, having fun in the boss dunk tank)

We give back to our communities (Shout out to our iCares Day team in action)

We work in collaborative and inclusive teams (Our leaders and ERGs are passionate about this, as are all of our employees)

We believe in balance (And, we offer benefits to help with this...In office yoga, flexible work schedules, paid leave, and lots of fun office events) 

We invest in our talent and develop future leaders (CBSi University provides roadmaps for employees to help get them to where they want to be)

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've Got You Covered

We offer comprehensive benefits as well as great perks from a weeklong winter break and paid time off to tuition assistance,wellness programs, corporate discounts, referral bonuses, and more. 


Learning & Development

CBSi University is our internal platform designed to help employees fine-tune their current skills and develop new ones. We cover all areas of development from workshops geared towards new and existing managers to courses targeted towards developing and enhancing business soft and technical skills.

We also know that not all employees learn in the same way. That is why we provide a variety of formats to address your preferred learning style including classroom-based workshops, interactive webinars and web-based training courses.

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.

CBSi Internship Statistics

  • Summer 2016: 58 total interns including 45 Undergraduate and 13 Master's students. Our full-time internships are offered on our software engineering, marketing, editorial, video production, business intelligence and other teams

  • 10- week Summer Program

  • Competitive wages

  • Locations in Burbank, Fort Lauderdale, Louisville, Nashville, New York City and San Francisco

CBSi Cares

We believe our commitment to impacting the media and tech industries should extend beyond our premium content and online solutions. CBS Interactive Cares (CBSi Cares) was created to inspire and engage employees by providing a platform to make a meaningful and impactful difference in the local communities we serve.  Our purpose is to come together to tackle large and small scale economic, social and environmental challenges in our local communities.

 

Volunteering

Our efforts extend to our community ties in the form of volunteer work, direct monetary and item donations and local organization encouragement and support. The CBSi Cares team lead, located at each of our offices, aims to provide monthly activities and events to engage employees in corporate responsibility efforts. Our goal is for each of our employees to participate in volunteer efforts throughout the year as a way to not only engage with our local communities but as an opportunity to bond and grow with each other.

 

Our annual CBSi Cares Day is held across the US and is aimed to get ALL employees out of the office and into our local communities.  Our stats this year were impressive and we can't wait to see what 2017 brings!

  • 15 CBSi offices participated w/ over 35 office and team leads helping to plan and execute activities
  • Partnered with 30 organizations nationwide serving the local communities via Food and Clothing Centers, Educational Funds, Homeless and Underserved Youth Outreach Programs and Environmental Causes
  • Participation: 50% employees participated in an off-site activity with even more people helping on site with food, clothing, and monetary donation drives
  • Total # of donations collected:
    • ~50 pounds of school supplies and toys
    • ~575 pounds of clothing & accessories
    • ~200 pounds of food
    • 252 handmade blankets for Project Linus


Diversity & Inclusion

Leadership at CBS Interactive is committed to creating a diverse and well-rounded community where all employees feel like they belong.  We believe that diversity is important in all aspects of the media industry, from the broadcasters in front of the camera to the engineers who are changing the way we access and understand content.  As an organization, we are consistently looking for employees who will bring a unique background, skillset, thought process and creative perspective to our company. Through this uniqueness, we hope to be able to build teams that reflect the customers we serve and the communities in which we do business.

Over the years we have formed various employee resource groups and programs to help make a difference for our teams. With a focus on building relationships and connecting people, we are driving change across the globe. 

 

Employee Resource Groups

One of our most established and active ERG's "This... Is Now" focuses on personal and professional growth, specifically for women in the workplace. A few recent events? A fireside chat with Silicon Valley icon, Ellen Pao, a Q&A session with Catrice Monsoon, SVP of CBS Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, and a power hour with Brian Cooley, CNET Editor at Large, to review top tips for presentation making. We can't wait to see what This... is Now has in store for us in 2017!






ANGLE is a group focused on LGBT issues and awareness.

 



Respect, Appreciation, Development (RAD) is a multicultural employee resource group that focuses on diversity initiatives within CBS. 

External Partnerships:

The CBS Interactive family is a proud supporter of numerous local and national organizations that help underserved populations land both internships and full time opportunities at divisions across the CBS network. 


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    Pros

    Amazing company and culture. A really great place to learn from others and grow within. A great office and benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Not a lot of downsides here. There can be some small mismanagement or unorganized management styles but overall its a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn wha motivates each and every employee. Everyone is different and it takes a great manager to understand how people work best and to make sure they are in that position every day.

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CBS Interactive Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CBS Interactive.

    Interview

    Pretty straight forward. Just know why you're interested in the role, how you manage multiple tasks and digital advertising buzz words. I had an initial phone interview and scheduled an on site interview shortly after. I interviewed with two other managers and interview was average. After a couple weeks and emails later, i received a call for the offer!

    Interview Questions

    • -What is an impression? KPI?
      -How do you deal with different personalities, more specially, sales people?
      -How do you meet multiple deadlines/prioritize?  
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