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CBS Radio Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Pros
  • great people and support staff around you (in 24 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)

  • They do not care if you are part-time (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "No Recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS Radio (More than a year)

    Pros

    The onair sound of most of their stations is good and their Nielsen Ratings reflect this.

    Cons

    Promised certain level of account responsibility which was never met. Over the top pressure. Turn over about 80%. It's too bad because they have some great radio stations

    Advice to Management

    Corporate CBS should audit which may lead to change in upper management


  2. "If only there were a zero star rating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - On-Air Personality in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - On-Air Personality in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities and access to concerts, events, and pro and college sports.

    Cons

    No communication, fosters division instead of teamwork, misleading, no race diversity, but seem to keep a token female in limited role, overpromise/underdeliver, cliquish from top to bottom, run like it is being sold (and there are always rumors that it will be), feast or famine with hours, asked to work over part time hours without pay,

    Advice to Management

    Get new management, take a glance at employment laws, strive beyond the lowest common denominator in all aspects of the business


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic, avoid at all costs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Street Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Street Team in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Street Team in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Experience in market radio; meet celebrities; cool co-workers

    Cons

    little to no communication between management and street team; lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Treat your street teamers with respect and not simply as your event slaves


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time

    Pros

    Artists would sometimes come to the studio and the on air personalities were great to work with.

    Cons

    Essentially everything else, which is why there is tremendous turnover in the sales area. Management is greedy - act like they care about clients but just try to suck as much money as they can out of everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Fear is not a motivator.


  6. "They Don't Respond Well to Deaths in the Family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to go to some cool events
    It's impossible to rate them lower than one star, so that's a pro for them.

    Cons

    I worked with them for over 2 years and was fired after missing a few days due to a grandparent's illness and death.
    My boss would not let me grow in the company,refused to sign off for new opportunities that came my way from different stations/departments

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to team build. Value your workers. Encourage professional development. Fire people who don't do their work, rather than firing hard-workers who have family tragedies.


  7. "Not Recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CBS Radio (More than a year)

    Pros

    Peers were great and events were awesome!

    Cons

    Management very old school, pay was very low and not very competitive, benefits ok but not great, downtown and expensive to park, culture, suit and tie environment, questionable ethics and common sense business techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and start over. Start at the top and work down to the direct managers.


  8. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Radio (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of free concert tickets and fun activities and events.

    Cons

    Worst paying media company in St. Louis.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more "on the side" of your sales people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "TOo much for too little"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, good co-workers, looks good on a resume and great benefits. If they had separated the compensation from the benefits in the star ranking below, the benefits would have gotten 5 stars. Compensation is eh. The chargeback policy is a joke.

    Cons

    Impossible to get ideas through or approved. zero expenses at all. too many initiatives and pulled in too many different directions with all the initiatives. A handful of people do the work. there's not one set of rules for everyone. If you're not in the "in" crowd you have no shot of making money or even being listened to.

    Advice to Management

    take a look in the mirror. hire smart people, not yes-people. let people do what they're good at. not everyone is good at everything.


  10. "Promotions Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions & Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions & Marketing Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to go to any event free

    Cons

    Theres nothing good to say about this company


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