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Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • fun job, interesting projects and good work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Generally great people to work with (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, not much room for growth (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay, long hours, bad food catering (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Tons of talented people

    Cons

    Most of the IT management rules by bullying rather than managing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who have management talent, not just experience.


  2. "Accountant"

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Work for a stable company

    Cons

    Management is not always the best

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits and decent pay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Being a large company, there were a lot of engineering resources at my disposal. The benefits were good. They hosted a lot of meetups from the local programming groups. They also had third thursday's which is a social gathering with free drinks where the whole company gets together.

    Cons

    There was a lot of redundancy in the company. For instance, in ads, there were many different divisions doing ads. There was never proper recognition on the work you put into a project. Lack of standards and documentation meaning it seemed like every other division did things completely different from each other.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront with your employees. I shouldn't have to worry day to day whether I'll have a job to go to. There was never an overarching plan and it seemed that management favored some divisions over others. I felt my division was always given the short end of the stick.


  4. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technician in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CBS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friends, pay, benefits, commute, hours.

    Cons

    Bad company culture, hostile work situation at times.


  5. "annonomous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, smart people, good work ethic

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent benefits, but somewhat cheap"

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    Current Employee - News Producer
    Current Employee - News Producer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's definitely a good culture at my station. You have job security, in that the few years I've been here, nobody has gotten fired. And the benefits are excellent. Pay is about standard for a market of this size, if maybe a little low.

    Cons

    There's not a ton of accountability. That is to say, people who suck at their jobs are never in danger of losing them. And it does seem sometimes that they're a little budget-conscious, which leaves us short on resources sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable. People who suck at their jobs should feel some sort of motivation to not suck at their jobs.


  7. "Multimedia Journalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yakima, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yakima, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Only particular to KIMATV station: Small town to begin TV career in .

    Cons

    No program to help you understand the area
    Worst paying position

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough producers and lead anchors who are not also the news directors

  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS part-time

    Pros

    Very much tied into unions, family-like culture

    Cons

    A slow slippage of loyalty


  9. "Fun enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible. Good work and life balance

    Cons

    low pay, not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    inclusion, empathy


  10. "Sales Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great entry level job. Great people. The sales floor is a family

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement


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