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CBS Outdoor Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "Good company to develop in and would be a good idea for anyone early in their career."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent group to work with and provides you a very good sense of other business environments. Your ability to understand the market place provides you a solid foundation for success. If you are not curious of business in general, you may have a hard time speaking to potential clients.

    Cons

    Possible to outgrow position fairly quickly and rare horizontal movement between CBS corporation

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your gut and not fall into traditional outdated management techniques.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not really up to date in many ways, but then again, the technology of outdoor isn't exactly cutting edge is it?"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Established company with good name. Lots of experienced people to draw from. Good pay for the top tier/established folks. They clearly spell out all requirements for the job. Some of the young salespeople are totally rock stars and they are very impressive people to work with.

    Cons

    You're on your own here if you're in sales -- no sales support people, no real help when it comes to CRMs or any other technological innovations (from 1999). The LA location was not the warmest bunch of salespeople on the planet. Every new person is treated as an interloper and potential competitor and is made to feel like they're an island unto themselves. Don't expect much in the way of training -- just go sell. You'll make some mistakes having to learn the products on your own, but most won't be fatal. Watch for massive overlap in cold calls (which you'll be doing a TON of) because the company refuses to use any kind of tracking/CRM system to let you know that the person you're calling as a new rep has been contacted 900 times before you have called -- or that they're already the client of an existing rep. You WILL upset people, and for some reason, management thinks that means you're doing your job, even if clients are perturbed by it. Plus, in a market as big as LA, good luck finding business that hasn't been mined six ways to Sunday already. The big dog salespeople take all the air out of the market well before you arrive.

    Advice to Management

    Get into the 21st century with the CRM possibilities and training for new reps. You don't need to hold the sales people's hands, but you should set them up with all the best tools to help them succeed instead of just throwing them in the deep end without some support.

  3. "Good experience. Though to get raises and promotions."

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great media experience. You will make good connections.

    Cons

    It is very tough to move up in the company, due to the large amount of employees who have a "tenure".


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The pay and potential were good, but i did not care for the company culture in the Berkeley office."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to keep your nose down, do your job, and leave at 4:45/5pm - this could be a decent place for you.

    Cons

    If you like to drink large amounts of alcohol and brag about it on Monday morning, this is an ideal culture for you.

    Advice to Management

    Culture could use a few more mature souls.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "AE"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers. They love to have meeting about meeting. Selling time is restricted.

    Cons

    Management wants to constantly change things. Including rates and client policies. This does not set well with business owners.

    Advice to Management

    Roll your sleeves up and try doing some work. Maybe then you will know why thing happen the way they do. When you have a Sales Manager that does nothing but want to tell everyone how great he is and that he trained the trainer. What a joke!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It has been a very uncomfortable experience. I have seen how favoritism amonst the managers and the sub ordinates."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stocks. and 401 K

    Cons

    favortism w/ the managers, discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Your managers should not show favoritism w/ their subordinates. You have several managers that place their favorites in an office just for them, after two minorities were removed, this occurred after renovations in the office. It is a very uncomfortable admosphere.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good old boy network…"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Outdoor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Descent experience overall,ability to network with a variety of business owners, great personalities to work with, excellent graphic design artist,fortune 500 company

    Cons

    Senior management receives largest accounts, major accounts are distributed amongst favorites, "sink or swim" type of environment, employees prefer a specific person to deal with overall in management hierarchy, uncomfortable office with awkward location.

    Advice to Management

    Consider being more open minded overall, don't assume everyone thinks your jokes are funny and don't take it personal when someone doesn't find you humorous, you should appreciate candidness and not reward deceitfulness, understand that simply because an individual isn't married with children doesn't entitle you to assume their life outside of work is less important or more convenient, try not to be as condescending and understand that ice in Texas is not at all normal…

  8. "ok"

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

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    liked the work in the past

    Cons

    bad management needs to learn to be more openminded


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awful?"

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

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time

    Pros

    Aside from any management, great people.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start. You would think that with a company like this, there would be some relationship between position and competence. Like a manager should know how to use a question mark in a sentence, or not make up words, or not say that their best skill is delegating. Unfortunately, that's not the case at all. I could really go on a rant here, but I’ll be brief. If you want to be in sales, there’s no training, so good luck. If you want a career path, it won’t happen unless you’re in sales and can network with the right guys. If you’re in anything other than a sales role, there’s no training and no opportunity for growth. I really like the people I worked with, but this company was a depressing dead end that was a total void in my career.


  10. "I like working for CBS Outdoor, I have learned a lot about outside sales."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Stockton, CA

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

    Pros

    You create your own schedule, you have flexibility on who to call on and you create your success!

    Cons

    The company is changing and there is a lot of uncertainty of what will happen to the industry in the Northern California area.


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