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CBS Radio Reviews

Updated April 15, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on the market. As for CBS Radio Atlanta..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are vested from day one. The company matches your 401k investment up to 6%, I think it was (maybe more). Lots of great people on staff.

    Cons

    Zero autonomy or appreciation for new ideas. Extreme micromanagement creates a culture of fear and distrust. Pay not commensurate to the market, for many positions. Many positions that could easily be justified with a full time salary are limited to part time, hourly positions.

    Advice to Management

    Give talented, qualified people the opportunity to be great and do great things to propel the organization to the "next level".


  2. "no room for growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    free concert tickets & cool branded swag!

    Cons

    the times have changed....no longer an opportunity that poses a long term, successful career path. recommend switching to a company that is more digitally focused & savvy. Sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    time to close up shop.


  3. "Promotions Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Promotions Assistant in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Radio (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks- free concert tickets sometimes.
    Not a boring job. You're working fun events.
    It's basically a customer service job. But your interaction with the public is 98% positive, which is great.
    Great environment to work in. Everyone has the same passion to work in Entertainment. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    PAY IS HORRIBLE!
    There are very slim-to-none opportunities to grow within the company.. what I've learned is: It's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know. and that person you know better be very influential within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    To management and Corporate, You expect a lot from your employees but don't want to pay them a decent wage. Great productivity and amazing results wont happen until you respect your staff with good benefits.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Promotions Coordinator WYCD/WOMC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator in Southfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Meet some famous artists
    -Sometimes get to see artists live after your event is done

    Cons

    -Low pay (8.50/hr since 2013) they won't give us raises even when asked about it
    -A LOT of driving and standing
    -Circadian Rhythm is off
    -Hard work goes almost unnoticed
    -Refuse us overtime (Max hours you can only get is 24. Anything over has to be rolled over to next week)


  6. "AE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colorful working environment, concerts can be a perk

    Cons

    Culture of pass the buck with ineffectual and apathetic leadership

    Advice to Management

    Value the talent you bring on and care about their growth and not just your own paycheck


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of people my age worked there, close to home, and learned the fundamentals of radio sales and outside sales.

    Cons

    Station atmosphere was not positive. Poor leadership from the General Sales Manger down. Even the higher levels of management needed more professionalism at times. Cheap company.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional, spend more time trying to make your people feel good instead of bad.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "CBS Radio Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tape/Board Operator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tape/Board Operator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, laid-back environment
    Coworkers are mostly friendly
    Expectations are made clear and communication with direct management is easy.

    Cons

    The company is making a lot of cutbacks. There isn't much security right now.
    There is very little structure and no standard for evaluations. If you're not a producer, odds are the people responsible for your career know very little about the quality of your day-to-day work.
    Hours are terrible for almost every employee.

    Advice to Management

    It's not very difficult to make your employees think you care. Small things like buying meals for the office or even good job emails go a long way in motivating a team and creating loyalty to your company. When these gestures are bypassed completely, it is made clear that the people working for you are seen as little more than cogs in a machine.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Marketing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working and talented staff...

    Cons

    No strategic vision from executive management

    Advice to Management

    Out with the old, in with something/anything new


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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..,


  11. Helpful (1)

    "How are your numbers?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, cool programming VP's and sales people.

    Cons

    Hyper focus on numbers, low morale, zero loyalty. Hiring managers that suffer from group think.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so short sighted and only focused on your numbers. Focus on your people, they will focus on your clients, and your clients will keep the doors open and revenue high.


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