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CBS Interactive Louisville Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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Louisville, KY

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CBS Interactive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Lanzone
Jim Lanzone
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Pros
  • Depending on your role, the work/life balance was pretty good (in 33 reviews)

  • Work Environment and Decent Perks (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately like most places now a days, the biggest con is the upper management (in 22 reviews)

  • Senior management doesn't seem to care for the vision of the product (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Editor in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, 401K matching, low-key environment, friendly co-workers, annual raises.

    Cons

    Only 10 vacation days a year up until 5 years of service, not a lot of opportunity to move up within the company unless you move to San Francisco.


  2. "Great Culture and Extremely Smart People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture.
    Pretty led back management as long as you're getting your work done.
    Friendly and helpful senior engineers.
    Excellent work organization.

    Cons

    Uses some outdated development tools.
    Reluctance to try new technologies.
    Lose coding standards.
    Code reviews could use more eyes on them.
    People tend to be specialized too much into their section of the code base.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train your engineers in more sections of the code.
    Increase the number of active code reviewers, not just rubber stampers or auto added people that never approve / comment.


  3. "Good place for the first couple of years in your career, but not if you want to go somewhere long term and grow..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance for the most part and schedules are very flexible depending on which team you are on. Deadlines are not too aggressive and there are virtually no requirements when it comes to appropriate workplace attire. Lots of team building events including picnics, movie outings, etc. Having CBS Interactive on your resume attracts the attention of other companies looking to fill positions.

    Cons

    Salary is below what other companies are offering for similar positions, especially after a couple of years experience under your belt. Criteria for promotions and advancement opportunities vary greatly from team to team and often seem to be based on who a manager's buddies are as opposed to performance on the job. Everyone seems to be protecting their turf, not allowing fresh blood to suggest improvements to existing processes because it is not the way it they do it.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your compensation to keep talented folks in house. There are some smart people that for one reason or another haven't been allowed the opportunity to help innovate at CBS Interactive and make things much more streamlined, manageable, and less fragile, take advantage of this human capital and give them more opportunities to show what they have to offer instead of paying lip service to it then going back to business as usual.


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  5. "Amazing work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Web Developer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate Web Developer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's not a shirt and tie kind of place. Your work is fairly autonomous in that you still have bosses and dead lines to meet but no one is hovering over you shoulder the entire day.

    Cons

    Home office is in San Francisco so sometimes it can feel like your disconnected from the goings on of the main office but it's not to prevalent.


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