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CBS Interactive Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Depending on your role, the work/life balance was pretty good (in 35 reviews)

  • Great work environment and culture (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately like most places now a days, the biggest con is the upper management (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away from TV City Location"

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    Former Employee - Digital Video Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Video Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and health insurance. There are no other pros with CBS Interactive.

    Cons

    No work culture at TV City location, no career growth, raises occur only because employees going union, managers have no experience with final cut, adobe premiere, media composer or various software and hardware tools needed for digital media needs of EST and VOD partners but will advise on file creation, manipulation, and transcoding. In many cases, employees are performing managerial work but not compensated properly.

    When you have constantly written to CBS Interactive HR about current managers and directors creating a hostile work environment, inappropriately touching male and female employees, purposefully holding back pertinent training and policies that impact employee work performed and daily schedules, managers having outbursts at work making employees cry in front of other employees. All deemed, "Appropriate and does not fall outside professional behavior," you really need to look elsewhere.

    As everyone is told when you exit, "We will investigate the issue." But when you are the 4th employee to exit due to horrendous working conditions, culture, management, and an HR group what will do all it can to make sure employees are constantly kept in the dark about their own career growth and potential, you know where you tend to stand in the whole scheme of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    20 plus years of "video experience" does not equate to positive employee treatment, growth and inviting work culture. Its rather outdated to keep believing that notion and willingly refuse to take in 2017 procedures and practices.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thanks for the review, we appreciate your feedback regarding your time at CBSi. It is disappointing to hear that you felt there weren’t possibilities for career growth and promotion. It is also... More


  2. "A Fine Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    - Great team and friendly office environment.
    - Fun subject matter (hard to knock on entertainment).

    Cons

    - Sometimes progress felt slow.
    - Didn't feel a large amount of investment in current employees (would have liked more).

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    + Benefits are ok
    + CBS name
    + Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    - below average pay
    - below average equipment for employees
    - more politics than DC
    - constant reorgs and people leaving the company
    - no vision from leadership
    - run like a frat house
    - a total mess with no accountability
    - no investment in talent

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for the negative culture you've created which weighs down every conversation. Address the mercenary-like attitudes of senior leadership. Clean house.


  4. "intern for production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hands on experience, great connections, paid internship

    Cons

    dark office, waiting around, snappy people


  5. "Great but too short"

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    Former Employee - QA Live Stream in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - QA Live Stream in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment , high-tech and friendly.

    Cons

    Too brief. Some employees seemed bitter.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees around longer than 6 months.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thanks for the review. Although there are several factors that can impact a CBSi employee's longevity with the Company, I am sorry you felt like your time with the team was too short! I hope that you... More


  6. "Great Company to work for."

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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

    -Great work environment and culture
    -engaging work

    Cons

    -pay can be a little under market.


  7. "an ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    in san francisco so that's cool

    Cons

    benefits suck, commute sucks, really political

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees more, dont lose good talent

  8. "Great People, Decent Company"

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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

    -Smart, helpful co-workers
    -good work/life balance
    -moderate stress, not much overtime needed
    -an large corporation that has the cultural feel of a mature startup

    Cons

    -less competitive salary, little bonus incentive
    -low promotion potential
    -lots of cross departmental busywork

    Advice to Management

    Have a better incentive/promotion structure for non-Sales jobs. Keep up the good work on building a upbeat company culture.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Apr 26, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thanks for the comment! We are so happy you are happy in your role, are enjoying your coworkers, and are able to take advantage of some of the CBSi perks resulting in stable work-life balance. We... More


  9. "Digital Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers in Client Services

    Cons

    West Coast Sales team is catty, condescending, and micromanage.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thank you for the review. We know that the relationship with your colleagues can provide the framework for your attitude towards work, so we are happy to hear that you are enjoy working with your... More


  10. "Engineering at CBS Interactive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. CBS Interactive is investing heavily in new media and product creation. Always looking for new opportunities.

    Cons

    No as many office perks as other tech companies in the area.

    CBS Interactive Response

    Apr 26, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Operations

    Thanks for your review! CBSi is committed to providing our employees with opportunities to ensure a sense of work-life balance. It is great to hear that you were able to take advantage of this aspect... More


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