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CBS Interactive San Francisco Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Depending on your role, the work/life balance was pretty good (in 31 reviews)

  • Work Environment and Decent Perks (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately like most places now a days, the biggest con is the upper management (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Eye and I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people work here from the CNET.com and ZDNet families. It's in a great location south of Market, but not too far south. Cutting edge tech to play with all the time.

    Cons

    There are some not-so-great attitudes to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the politics, especially with some of the people who have worked there so long, they think they can do whatever they damn well please.


  2. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposure and understanding of how online media works; insight on how CBS works; you'll run into some good people and learn from them; good experience for someone starting out; and overall fair work/life balance.

    Cons

    Compared to other tech companies, the benefits are sub par; compensation is on the lower end of most salaries in Silicon Valley; cliques; no mission or direction from executives; not much support from the parent company, CBS; and no innovation.


  3. "Good experience. Must improve."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Established company with guaranteed job security.
    - Well understood hierarchy.
    - Lot's of job opportunities.

    Cons

    - Low pay, especially for the Bay Area.
    - Less than average upward mobility within.
    - Lot's of red-tape. Difficult to make BIG individual contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the shackles and allow for more brainstorming and ideas. Lot's of smart people with great ideas being held back due to old, linear management structure.


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  5. "Software Engineering, Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering, in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering, in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Good for people with the creative type of jobs, Flexible timing and work from home is allowed most of the times.

    Cons

    Tech stack is old. They are in the process of upgrade. Most of the people in team work from home so mentorship is less.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to be good. But is overloaded. Need to upgrade the tech stack. Need to improve UI so that sites will be more user-friendly.


  6. "Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Could you a bit more guidance on career growth


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Interactive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team , cool office, good work/life balance

    Cons

    compensation, CBS Corp culture clash.

    Advice to Management

    try to compete with market rate to keep current talent.


  8. "Very good people and stable company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good people: smart and nice. Top 10 publisher, the only non-search or social site within Top 10. They have been working on company team building activities and trying to be fast-paced. CBS Corp and CBS interactive are really starting to work together.

    Cons

    Given the large organization including CBS corporate, you aren't going to make much on stock options. That said, you also aren't going to have the risk of a startup failure.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push teams to move faster and continue to work closely with Les M and corporate.


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Premium brands/content; Opportunities for growth; Collaborative work environment; Progressive corporate culture; Ability to leverage numerous internal resources.

    Cons

    Hesitant to adapt to ever-changing digital landscape; Very reactive as opposed to proactive when approaching ad model; High turn-over, especially in client services department.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire from within by effectively identifying top talent. There needs to be a focus on retaining talent by demonstrating a commitment to identifying & hiring top performers across all business units/departments.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Company that treats engineers like slaves"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Laid back work culture
    - Good working environment

    Cons

    - Below market pay
    - Micromanagement and no real product vision
    - Upper management seems to not care one bit about the employees
    - Ill-treatment of engineering group

    Advice to Management

    Engineers are the key to the growth of an engineering product, not the people in suits


  11. "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great work culture,work life balance
    2. Low pressure environment

    Cons

    1. Below market base compensation(no equity) - bad paymasters
    2. More media driven than software, so opportunity to learn and growth limited

    Advice to Management

    Great Leadership. The main Corporate cbs needs to trust cbsi more



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