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Updated September 21, 2018
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CBS President & CEO CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves
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  • "low pay, not much room for growth" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Long hours and little down time" (in 23 reviews)

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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. "Sr. Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like challenge, and opportunity in my professional career

    Cons

    Not really have one yet

  3. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CBS full-time

    Pros

    The staff and managers are absolutely amazing. They truly care about you and look to provide support

    Cons

    Non that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  4. "Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Great people in TV legal

    Cons

    None that are different from cons at any other workplace

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally


  5. "mediocre environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good people but culture has to be improved

    Cons

    no perks; management not focused on


  6. "So Good So Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours. Mostly good people.

    Cons

    Bully management from the top.

    Advice to Management

    There's no room to move up if you're in the middle. The creative team rules, so if you're part of the support team, you will never get the same kind of respect, and will not get promoted. There are managers on the team that actively keep certain positions down. Taking advantage of talent, and finding ways to use the team would be both effective and efficient. VPs, especially those that rose under Les Moonves, are not afraid to use fear based management. No consequences for management or VP behavior when they bully their employees, it's generally expected that that's the way to motivate.


  7. "Traditional"

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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 for networking and had many fields

    Cons

    It was a very old fashion

  8. "Don't expect to be treated well."

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    Former Employee - Page in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Page in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experiences for a page at the CBS New York offices are diverse and immersive, and you can work on anything from the Late Show to CBS news, where you gain experience and exposure.

    Cons

    With few exceptions, almost all of your supervisors will treat you as a replaceable machine who might as well not have a name. They refuse to make any concessions, even when said concessions would have no adverse effects, and only improve the quality of life for low-level employees. Dozens of complaints got us nowhere. HR had the audacity to claim they 'investigated each issue' we raised, and then provided zero change. It is an autocracy where the CEO went unchecked for decades...what would make anyone think that they give even one crap about the low-level employees?

    Advice to Management

    You might want to actually listen to your low-level employees' complaints, because every new hire will have the same qualms, and you can avoid most of the issues by fixing a few simple things that would improve quality of life for entry-level employees by 10-fold. You can ask HR about these complaints if you have not been made aware. There have been dozens of complaints, and for our qualms to be completed ignored only confirmed how little the company cared about its pages.


  9. "Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure & opportunity; Nice people

    Cons

    Misogynistic chatter among execs; Refuse to negotiate salary; No simple perks like coffee or lunch


  10. "Sales"

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

    I worked at CBS full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation plans, and good health insurance.

    Cons

    Sometime stressful to attain budgets. Lots of reports to be completed.


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