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Updated February 23, 2018
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CBS Interactive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jim Lanzone
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Pros
  • Corporate office has a game room, and managers are very understanding about work / life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Great work environment and culture (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineering at CBS Interactive"

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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.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thanks so much for the positive review. We love to hear that you are enjoying the creative projects, flexible schedules and opportunities for growth and development within the company. Keep up the... More


  2. "Account Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot. Holistic approach to learning how all departments intervene.

    Cons

    No free breakfast or lunches

    Advice to Management

    Get more free food and guidance.

  3. "Account Coordinator - great entry into Digital Media"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic web products, supportive managers, and great teams.

    Cons

    Disconnected from company leadership. No bonus structure for sales support.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Development Stasis"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity here is being a part of a major entertainment network. It is in the process of reinventing itself to play a meaningful role in the TV streaming space.

    Cons

    Inconsistent efforts and development process leading to mixed results with attempts to evolve their product experience forward. Senior leadership has a pattern of listening more to their Sr. EVP's voice than their customers which keeps things from consistently improving in meaningful ways.

    Advice to Management

    Embark on a path of continuous learning so you can stay well informed. Directing teams and product decisions without knowing enough about those specific disciplines and best practices will not result in gaining the confidence of the professionals who do. Take mindful risks and empower the best minds to carry them forward. Often the best ideas and solutions come not from the executives in glass offices but those out on the open floor.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but depends on team"

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

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

    Pros

    Overall the office is fine and the open space really lets you meet people from outside your team. There's also happy hours every month, bagels on Fridays, and lots of social activities throughout the year (Cinco de Mayo, Octoberfest, etc)

    Cons

    It's hard to say how to feel about the company overall because I really think contentment at work at this organization is based on your team / silo. CBSi tries to have a chill attitude as a whole to attract younger talent in the media world (vs CBS coroporate which is a bit more old fashioned), but at the end of the day each smaller unit has their own culture/attitude about the organization.


  6. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Lots of resources available internally.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape when working on quick deadlines.


  7. "Senior Product Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Stable company
    Quality products & product innovation
    Professional co-workers

    Cons

    Poor quality office space
    Lack of in-office perks
    Lack of authentic coaching / career growth opportunity

    Advice to Management

    -Need to elevate more deserving women to leadership positions within product marketing/integrated marketing and sales (VP level and above)
    -Need to improve physical work space and office perks for all CBS Interactive workers (beyond the existing modernized/flagship office examples)
    -Need to concentrate more on creating individualized career growth paths for the most highly skilled employees within product marketing/integrated marketing and sales

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Supportive, Challenging, and Balanced"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Newly remodeled offices, respect & support for work-life balance, a high(er than usual) percentage of women leading technology teams, super supportive & involved HR team, company is constantly trying to improve its offerings in the market.

    Cons

    Long history of acquisitions creates some natural tension between business units and brands within the company: the need for autonomy, speed, & differentiation is constantly negotiating with the the need for shared resources and cohesive strategy.


  9. "Managing Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    fun environment, cool people, working in sports is fun

    Cons

    management is terrible. money driven and they don't care about the well being of their staffs


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Cultureless"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Competitive Salary, High Profile, Solid Benefits

    Cons

    No Culture, Clueless Management, Self Preserving

    Advice to Management

    Please do something about the office environment, there is zero social outlet for teams to learn more about each other.


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