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Updated June 17, 2018
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  1. "Great place to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Great production hours. No weekend work needed if you work smart.

    Cons

    Promotions only occurred from within even if you were well qualified for a producer position.


  2. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everyone I met was fantastic, very friendly and welcoming.
    - It was really cool watching them shoot shows on the lot.
    - They had employee screenings for movies that were in theaters.
    - You could get tickets to any of the shows on the lot (although you had to take the day off to actually go since they all pretty much were shooting during work hours).
    - The pay and benefits were good, the work wasn't difficult, and everyone had TVs at their desk or in their office, so you could watch shows all day.
    - It was definitely corporate, but felt like a pretty relaxed environment.
    - While it's slow, they are adapting to the future.

    Cons

    People stay there a long time because it's a great company (which is awesome and not a con!), but that means there's not a lot of room for upward mobility or career growth until someone leaves. I was also hired as a temp and it took them a year to bring me on full-time. I know other temps who worked there, their contracts ran out so they were let go, but then were brought back. I just wish they were quicker at snatching up good talent.

    It was hard to network. While I interacted with lots of departments and people via email and phone, it was hard to make some face-to-face time.

    Parking could also be a pain, unless you had a reserved spot, due to productions taking up space. But at least they reimbursed you/validated if you had to park at The Grove.

    Advice to Management

    My management was really great, so just keep doing what you're doing. It truly felt like a work family, and I loved that.

  3. "CBS Page program - great for entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to network and get your foot in the door

    Cons

    It’s a part time position and hours are random


  4. "Excellent job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits and perks

    Cons

    Attorney's can be difficult to work for


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Generally good but bad maternity leave policies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well organized, decent pay, big company

    Cons

    Many people on shows are not considered full time (though you work more than full time) and thus receive 0 paid maternity leave. I did not deal directly with HR but heard some unsettling things about one particular HR employee but was told she was reprimanded.


  6. "Desk assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Great work space. Learned tons.

    Cons

    Lacks team moral. Vigorous schedule


  7. "Writer/Producer"

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    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, great benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Long hours and little down time

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Good experience! Everyone is really nice.

    Cons

    They didn't give me all that much work to do.


  9. "LA Page"

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Behind the scenes access
    Learning walkie etiquette and how to behave on a set
    Networking
    Foot in a very big door
    Many not all of the older crowd there were pages or interns at one point
    Unique skills learned like how to fill and audience

    Cons

    Micromanaging
    Low pay
    Lots of standing
    Low turnover in other departments
    Rude patrons on the lot
    Difficult personalities of some audience coordination companies

    Advice to Management

    Take the suggestions of current pages to improve.


  10. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work and life balanced. We have room for growth. Management is great!

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the work done.


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