CBS News Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2020

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3.5
54%
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59%
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CBS News President and CEO Susan Zirinsky
Susan Zirinsky
2 Ratings
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  • "Terrible work life balance, Over work(in 8 reviews)

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

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  1. "LOVE IT"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS News full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and culture, always a smiling face and a hello

    Cons

    Can't really think of any, probably just the building infrastructure

  2. "seasoned manager"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Technical Operations Manager 

    I worked at CBS News full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great people to work as a team

    Cons

    recently was bought out by Viacom


  3. "Trusted news source"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Agilent 

    I worked at CBS News full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality reporting, high expectations, talented people

    Cons

    Individual employees feel not valued due to the size of the company and fast pace

  4. "Good start"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer 

    I have been working at CBS News full-time

    Pros

    Union membership and good pay

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward movement

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  5. "Great people"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS News full-time

    Pros

    -some of the best people you’ll ever know -exciting to be at forefront of news -great opportunities

    Cons

    -no proper onboarding process or exit process -company is going through a lot of high profile changes

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "The worst company I have ever worked for"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS News full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I received A paycheck

    Cons

    In your face corruption. Toxic culture Management doesn’t have leadership skills and lack interpersonal skills. They stick with , promote and hire unqualified people because “they know someone” and you have to pick up the slack. No core values. On day one I was told, “don’t be a squeaky wheel” which implied not to say anything or speak up when something is wrong. There’s the clique in management roles that literally take subordinates ideas/ credit for your work, work you to the bone, underpay you while they hang out, get coffee, mingle and chit chat gossip with other key people who eventually promote them. I’ve worked for corporations and I’ve never seen anything like this place. I would see people cry on a regular basis. Management and coworkers literally make it hard to do your job and do it well. The best way to describe the culture is (and I am not exaggerating here) is a mental hospital riddled with land mines. Management are as engaging and encouraging as prison wardens. Creativity is killed to maintain the status quo.

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  7. "It’s good."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS News full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Legacy media company. Great experience.

    Cons

    Really hard to move to another department. Really hard to get promoted. Really hard to go from associate producer to producer. In certain departments, it’s impossible to move up or get a promotion.

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  8. "Good people, hard company to work for"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broadcast Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS News full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    smart and inspiring co-workers, exciting place to work

    Cons

    lack of organization, no clear way to move up in the company

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Photographer Salary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS News

    Pros

    There is room for one to move around within the compan

    Cons

    A bit behind the times in regards to

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great First job -- high turnover rate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Digital Line Producer - CBSN 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS News full-time

    Pros

    really exciting opportunity for recent graduates and young journalists just trying to get their foot in the door. great organization and super chill group of folks

    Cons

    you'll notice many of the cbsn folks are young -- bc no one older than 30 wants to work a 3:30 am shift and only get 40k a year for it. job can get repetitive and there doesnt seem to be a collabrative team efffort

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