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Updated January 12, 2018
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  • 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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "CBSi is a great place to work"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing workplace culture, benefits and coworkers.
    Corporate office has a game room, and managers are very understanding about work / life balance.

    Cons

    Pay isn't that competitive compared to other employers in the area. Some of the senior engineers can be a little arrogant sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Consider increasing the base pay in the Louisville area before the amazing people who work here start to get poached.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thank you for the review. We agree, the game room is pretty great! Our ability to maintain an “interactive” community culture is something we pride ourselves in. We have many teams specifically... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great work/life balance but disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance. You will not work past 5pm unless you choose to do so.
    Good health insurance
    Flexible work schedules
    Telecommuting options (some people are full-time telecommuters)
    Nice people for the most part
    Food Truck Fridays
    Monthly happy hour
    Monthly bring your dog to work day (Canine Friday)
    Bring in good speakers on a monthly basis
    Free yoga and pilates classes twice a week

    Cons

    Inefficient, hard to get things done
    Lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities leads to different departments stepping on toes
    Experience varies tremendously depending on which sites you work on
    Tons of people have been there 20+ years and aren't innovative
    Comp is just OK. I was underpaid by $20-40k for my title and number of years experience according to several pay sites like payscale, glassdoor, etc.
    Too many different work management tools that vary by group
    No training. New people genuinely have no idea how to do their jobs and the more junior salespeople especially are lost and afraid
    Several good, hard-working people got laid off while I was there and I don't know why but suspect it was "culture fit" or politics

    Advice to Management

    Train people in how to use the tools that you expect them to use to do their job
    Create better job descriptions and more clarity on who does what without overlap between departments
    Be more agile and efficient. It takes forever to get anything launched.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We put a lot of effort into maintaining a positive and enjoyable culture within our work environment. Who doesn’t love a monthly happy hour... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interactive team"

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    Former Employee - Digital Product Manager
    Former Employee - Digital Product Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, cutting edge, agile, nimble

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and structure, don't allow qualifed people to apply for newly created roles because they want to hire their personal buddies

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees, trust your teams. Give your SMEs an opportunity to advance and grow.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thank you for the review. We appreciate your noting CBS Interactive’s employee benefits package! We know health and wellness are extremely important to our employees well-being and and we are happy... More


  10. "Analyst"

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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

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    not much collaboration or communication between teams

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jan 3, 2018 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thanks for your positive review! We work hard to maintain a culture that allows our employees to find a good lifestyle balance, and your appreciation of it matters greatly to us! We’re sorry to hear... More


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