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Updated March 27, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people, lots of work, learned a lot" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great experience and great people" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Comparatively low pay and, well, the vengeful Dragon Lady" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Difficult hours, unpredictable scheduling, and you need to overlook that CBS News is a broadcast medium long past its prime and increasingly irrelevant" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "An incredible experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -the intern project
    -the people
    -not just a run and get coffee internship
    -access to the best journalists in the business

    Cons

    It's what you make of it


  2. "Great energy and dynamic amongst co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are genuinely interested in delivering high-quality news and invested in their jobs.

    Cons

    Like any other major news agency, it's hard to pitch new products and ideas.

  3. "Great Internship!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS News part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the experience and people!

    Cons

    I wish I worked more regular hours


  4. "Ok place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company and really nice people

    Cons

    Antiquated but has modernized in past 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Should nurture an environment for growth. Hard work is rewarded with overburdening you while others relax.


  5. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS News full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, learned a lot and worked with a lot of great people

    Cons

    Low pay, bad hours, management didn’t really take good work in to consideration


  6. "Smart, hard workers, but frustrated"

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    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by intelligent and hard working co-workers. The work is rewarding when you’re at a certain level of experience.

    Cons

    Tries to cut corners and do everything with little budget. A lot of burn-outs because of mismanagement and the workload.


  7. "AP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name company looks good on a resume, benefits are excellent, that's about it.

    Cons

    Management in my current division doesn't really seem to care about employee welfare. Lots of talk, little action or real listening. Similar to most of corporate America I suppose. Pay is dirt.

    Advice to Management

    I can only speak for my current division, but it's rather schizophrenic. Disorganized chaos. I'd tell management to do more listening to employees, be more decisive and then take some responsibility for those decisions, and give people more opportunities to grow.

  8. "Ops Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great employees and facilities, equipment etc

    Cons

    Management that has no idea how to do tv

    Advice to Management

    your people are what matter. Try to respect them! And hire New Directors that actually understand technical broadcast


  9. "Titanic business model."

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once was terrific for a resume. No longer.

    Cons

    Last broadcast network to go online. Second to last network to offer same sex partner benefits. The booth at minority business conventions get applications but none of those ever get hired. I worked one for five years.
    Staff reductions begin with gays and minorities. The law team works overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing the over 50 staff members and start replacing the over 60 year old management because that's where real change will begin.


  10. "Terrible Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    News can be an exciting field

    Cons

    Management is awful, some are decent people but entire environment is toxic and expectations for employees are absurd. Work/life is terrible, pay is terrible, young people are ignored and belittled. New management is far worse than before, all young talent is fleeing the building as fast as they can. Ratings are in the toilet, show is constantly changing. Messaging is terrible, word gets around via gossip rather than normal channels. No feedback on performance, offices are disgusting, no expectation or understanding that employees might have a life outside of CBS. Rhodes made a mistake to hire a new EN exec prod with shameful history, heard things are even worse there

    Advice to Management

    Your job description extends past making air. Take care of your employees