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Updated July 31, 2018
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Pros
  • "Corporate office has a game room, and managers are very understanding about work / life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Great work environment and culture" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of slip service from upper management" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Horribly low pay for the industry" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great environment for professional growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    You get to work on some big things. The environment is both comfortable and challenging. You learn a lot.

    Cons

    Can be slow and bureaucratic. Strategy is not always clear.


  2. "Team atmosphere"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really enjoy the team building and team atmosphere here. They support you and encourage your performance.

    Cons

    Communication needs to flow better, both from the top and peer to peer.

    Advice to Management

    Have bi-monthly meetings to keep communication flowing

  3. "Producer/Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment, free range to be creative, good team of people

    Cons

    Non traditional hours but that is to be expected for the media industry


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Loyalty vs Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Great team, smart people, 401K plan, flexible hours

    Cons

    Lack of upwards mobility, terrible office politics and gossip, bad behavior rewarded over hard work, terrible pay.


  5. "Senior Writer"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people, all dedicated to their art. Easy to get help when you need it, and find opportunities for advancement. Flexible schedules available when needed.

    Cons

    You don't get as much respect at CBSi as you do at CBS, so keep that in mind.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointments from such a well-established company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working for an established Fortune 500 company/ You say "CBS Interactive," everyone is going to know
    - Overall company culture was alright

    Cons

    Most of my cons stemmed from within my team as opposed to the overall CBSi company:
    - Favoritism at a concerning level: Senior leaders' favoritism > performance (I have seen plenty of instances where individuals with poor performances were still given career developmental opportunities due to their strong, personal relationships with senior leaders). Reward those who actually deserve it (those who perform strongly)... But then again, if the VPs are onboard with rewarding their favorable employees, nothing you can do about it.
    - Lack of career growth
    - Below average compensation: HR knows you are being underpaid, your manager knows you are being underpaid. It's just accepted as the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    If you really strive to make change.... you'll observe your team and employees "objectively". Being surrounded by sycophants isn't going to get your team anywhere better.


  7. "It’s an ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    There are nice people working here

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement or raises

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good work/life balance, poor culture"

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

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

    Pros

    - good hours and flexibility to work from home
    - nice CBS perks

    Cons

    - the company feels pretty broken and it's hard to meet/work with people in other groups
    - passive aggressive/political work environment that makes it difficult to get work done
    - CBS corporate is taking over control and ruining the friendly start-up feel
    - culture really depends on your team and group - some teams seem to get along really well, while others are lacking funding for team events and have very poor morale
    - low pay and raises compared to tech companies in the surrounding area

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees first and boosting company morale - people with too much negativity and unwillingness to collaborate only pull the company down. CBS corporate is setting too many rules to follow which ruins the flexible work environment.


  9. "Great place to work for"

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork and collaboration of different teams

    Cons

    None so far since i like it here

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thank you so much for the positive review! We’re glad you are utilizing the collaborative and interactive environment of CBS Interactive. Keep up the great work.


  10. "Good Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    I work in a satellite office and we rarely get recognized by the larger corp. and are often forgotten. No in-office IT or HR, so it takes a while for issues or questions to get answered.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jun 28, 2018 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We take pride in our employee’s ability to embrace a balance between work and outside life. Your recognition of this commitment means a lot to us, and... More


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