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CBS Radio Los Angeles Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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Pros
  • great people and support staff around you (in 23 reviews)

  • Lots of benefits, fun work environment, great sense of family (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay but even so, extremely competitive (in 21 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for growth within this specific company since the current team has been employed there for quite some time (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "News Anchor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - News Anchor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - News Anchor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Radio part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CBS Radio is a professional radio company that still believes in broadcasters.

    Cons

    Some positions being eliminated and current employees are taking on more and more duties, but this is happening in broadcasting in general.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of stemming the tide of downsizing.


  2. "Sales-Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, got to go to concerts and they had private events occasionally. Could dress casual depending on your department. Parking was easy.

    Cons

    Stressful, can be a hostile environment, play is low for the area. Communications within departments tend me to hard and resistant to outside opinion.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic, avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good starting pay, big name recognition, great major market experience and exposure if that's what you want.Certain benefits apply through the Writer's Guild and CBS if you work there long enough.

    Cons

    Toxic workplace culture, management turns a blind eye to bullying and harassment. No work/life balance, especially for freelancers. Half the staff is part-time and often forced to work more than six or seven days in a row; good luck trying to ask for time off. Schedule changes at a moment's notice with little to no warning. No opportunity for advancement . Morale is understandably very low.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to treat your employees like people. Don't run an operation where co-workers are railroaded and forced to turn on each other. Replace your morning drive anchors ASAP.


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  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS Radio part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in radio is fun. There are plenty of perks.

    Cons

    Radio is old and so is management. They guard their jobs like it is all they have. Hell, it might be. Not the best place to grow Learn from the old people that are sitting on their cash cow but take that knowledge elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. You may have been around forever but there are other opinions than your own.


  6. "News Anchor/reporter for KFWB/Los Angeles"

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    Former Employee - Radio News Anchor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Radio News Anchor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best career ever! I was hired in 1986 and spent many years covering some of Southern California's biggest stories! From earthquakes to O-J...and beyond...I had the privilege of talking about them to a vast listening audience.

    Cons

    CBS ultimately decided to dismantle KFWB...after 41 years of (mostly) top ratings as an all-news operation.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to keep the radio business going amid media consolidation and job losses..,


  7. "Treat Your Employees Better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CBS Radio part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, meet lots of great people.

    Cons

    They treat their employees like garbage. Don't expect good work from people you treat poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, and at least pretend you care about the people who work for you. Stop making employees work 2 or 3 positions within your company to keep their jobs.


  8. "General Sales Mgr."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate leadership, reasonable goals, strong support on local level, good opportunity for growth if you are motivated, reasonable salary range and the best insurance.

    Cons

    Corporate too far away, middle management sometimes ignored, last minute initiatives were too common, therefore making it difficult to give clients enough lead time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more , talk less, everyone wants to protect their job, but sometimes there's too much Kool Aid being passed around.


  9. "Promotion Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Promotions Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Promotions Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, festive holiday celebrations, access to company events

    Cons

    The pay, micromanagement, the pay and the pay


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not the greatest environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many for admin staff.
    If you like working events this might be for you.

    Cons

    overworked and underpaid departments. Management is always looking for a way to cut labor but still expects work to be finished in half the time. Depend solely on the sales staff.


  11. "Fun but not a team friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Radio part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to go to shows, working fun events, getting paid to basically be stuck in traffic, making fans happy

    Cons

    Huge distrust of staff, no promotional opportunities, staff is really hard on new people and it takes a while to feel comfortable, management didn't like women

    Advice to Management

    Saw a lot of people not get a fair chance or get picked for fun events because they weren't part of the group of favorites. Lots of special treatment to certain people.


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