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CBS Interactive Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone
Jim Lanzone
229 Ratings
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  • "Upper management here makes many mistakes and it's the entry level workers that pay the price(in 24 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to competitors(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Love The Company"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons. If you work hard enough there are many options to take on more responsibilities even by transferring to different departments.

    CBS Interactive2019-05-09
  2. "CBS Interactive"

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    Current Employee - Digital Analyst 

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    great people, good perks in terms of vacation and summer days.

    Cons

    office is old and not well maintained. teams are vastly separated.

    Advice to Management

    bring regional offices together in one location.

    CBS Interactive2019-07-18
  3. "Great company, mellow about everything"

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    Current Employee - Web/Graphic Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Chill environment, lots of resources and support

    Cons

    No incentives and not much ability to grow. Low ceiling in the design side of things. Great manager and team culture.

    CBS Interactive2019-07-13
  4. "Room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    support team - ways to learn and grow

    Cons

    salary is not competitive for San Francisco cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Set your teams up for success. Proper training and education implementation goes miles

    CBS Interactive2019-06-13
  5. "Overall a solid and rapidly expanding environment"

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    Current Employee - Video Producer in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CBSI is a rapidly growing brand and is quickly Morphing into a digital powerhouse CBSI is a diverse and inclusive community

    Cons

    Although company is growing there isn't much room for advancement Limited room for growth Non Union environment so no protections or job security Pay does not reflect the contributions of the staff Tendency to consistently staff higher pay skilled positions with novice but inexpensive staff, jeopardizes the overall quality of the brands content

    CBS Interactive2019-06-01
  6. "Amazing potential, but the "S" in CBS stands for "Silos""

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive for less than a year

    Pros

    A great degree of creative freedom. Autonomy to develop my own initiatives through taking the lead and my own time management. Respectful partners who express a genuine appreciation for your work. However, don't confuse that with recognition. Going above and beyond will likely not translate to a tangible raise or accurate job title. Jaw dropping work from the top performers and energizing to work with such talent....

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    Cons

    Good work is rewarded by...a lot more work? Burnout risk seems awfully high. Low morale. Employees yearning for inspirational leadership and real change. Slack and email handle far too much communication. Lack of intakes and strategic briefs further complicate things. Silos between teams are very disappointing to see. So much can be shared...but isn't. You would think a more nimble way of supporting teams across...

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    Advice to Management

    "Dude, where's my strategy?" Things should be more baked before work begins. A five year employee should be treated like a five day one in regards to performance. Tenure should not entitle you to any sort of pass. Hit "mute" on the chatterboxes. The amount of millennial blathering really needs to be addressed. Loud curses and outbursts are very surprising to experience, and happen far too frequently. Clutter....

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    CBS Interactive2019-05-24
  7. "Great employer, amazing benefits, fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, lots of paid time off, good management

    Cons

    Longer working hours (6pm+) would like to be home earlier

    Advice to Management

    Doing great, happy so far!

    CBS Interactive2019-05-07

    CBS Interactive Response

    May 10, 2019

    Thank you for your review!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Culture varies by location"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Improved work life balance Good resources Solid product and innovations Prestigious brand that clients respect Leader in premium content Good benefits

    Cons

    work space lacking although company is making changes/improvements pay is way below market culture is not the same in respective locations

    Advice to Management

    While the company name and brand carries a lot of weight and security, its not enough to sustain an employee. The compensation is way below the market standard for Account Executives, even junior roles. This makes employees complacent...and even though a lot of resources are invested in trainings, employees must get paid fairly as a first step. Comp packages need to be evaluated if sales staff is valued.

    CBS Interactive2019-05-13
  9. "review of cbs interactive"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive for less than a year

    Pros

    great culture focus on technology and innovation clear vision from leadership

    Cons

    can be better at compensation

    CBS Interactive2019-04-25

    CBS Interactive Response

    May 10, 2019

    Thank you for your kind comments!

  10. "Communication is key, and no one has the key here!"

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    Former Employee - Creative Temp in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CBS Interactive

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance Able to work from home Autonomy Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Poor communication between teams Senior managers come off as indifferent and rude with their feedback Senior managers never give clear direction, are always changing things left and right and somehow it becomes your fault

    Advice to Management

    I can't speak for all departments, but if you're working in marketing here get ready for a lot of POOR communication. The senior managers don't take the time to develop relationships with their associates; their feedback is all over the place; and there are way too many cooks in the kitchen! There are some really talented associates but the senior managers don't give them any wiggle room to brainstorm or prove their worth....

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    CBS Interactive2019-04-25

    CBS Interactive Response

    May 10, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed our amazing work/life balance! We are disappointed to hear your experience in regards to the lack of communication. We will be sure to share your concerns with the appropriate teams as we try to continually improve.

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