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CBS TV Distribution Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Pros
  • 5 hours/week work hour (if you are salary), generally great people to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Great work environment, room to grow (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Office lacked a community feel and room for growth is minimal (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Salary Exec Assistant CBS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution full-time

    Pros

    large and establish corporation with deep ties in entertainment industry

    Cons

    spread out in los angeles region offices


  2. "A family!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great community, delegation, good introduction to publicity and television, great mentors

    Cons

    Office job, some repetitive tasks

  3. "CWD - Buyer beware"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, days off, 401k, holiday party at end of the year, working with programming that's been around for decades, working in NYC,

    Cons

    Deceptive Management, nepotism, poor delegation, (if you're working in the broadcast center) commute can be lengthy, expected to work some holidays

    Advice to Management

    Nepotism is poison to a departments morale. If you promoted within instead of hiring new people, your workers would be more loyal.


  4. "Great Learning Environment"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution full-time

    Pros

    - Upper management is invested in mentoring so it's an ideal first job
    - Working on successful shows and brands looks good on your resume
    - Job security and stable working hours (9:00am-5:30pm)

    Cons

    - Very low annual raises
    - Sterile office environment with little sense of community
    - Not many opportunities to move up

    Advice to Management

    Make the office more conducive to creative thinking and building community among workers


  5. "Good entry level experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I usually knew what was expected of me, few surprises

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth


  6. "Great people to work with, but terrible pay"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, 37.5 hours/week work hour (if you are salary), generally great people to work with.

    Cons

    37.5 hours/week work hour (if you are hourly), lack of room for growth, below industry standard pay and benefits, "hush hush" office politics with minimal transparency in executives' decision making process and the company goals/initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    PAY FAIRLY. So many people tend to stay at CBS for long terms because it is one of the more stable networks/studios to work for, but the pay and benefits are significantly below the industry standard. Lots of young professionals tend to use CBS as a stepping stone to go elsewhere after a year or two. Also, executives need to be more transparent with their direct reports for their goals and business directions.


  7. "Journalist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Professional, Team work environment, Passionate about delivering accurate reporting to public

    Cons

    Hours and working holidays and no time off during sweeps

  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Page in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Page in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great experience being a Page at CBS, I've gotten a lot of exposure by working on some of the hottest shows. You have to be proactive and go after what you want, but do not screw another page in the process...We all are in it together.

    Cons

    No growth, management do not encourage pages to seek opportunity in the company, they are afraid that the pages will make them look bad, looked down upon by crew members on shows.

    Advice to Management

    Create a path program for pages. Stop using favortism


  9. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent employees to work with. Limited pressure. Good benefits. A+ Human Resource department.

    Cons

    Salary increases were not in line with upper executives. Did great work.. pay increase was 2 - 3%. Was looking for at least 5 - 7%. Have to fight or threaten to leave for pay increase. Career opportunities are very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should learn to recognize the value in their people and reward them.


  10. "Entertainment Tonight"

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    Former Employee - Television Producer in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Television Producer in Studio City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, easy hours, biggest entertainment show so they get the most access

    Cons

    Been around for 35 years, practices feel that old, they are getitng eclipsed by online and other shows that do it fresher, younger, better. Some people have worked there since the beginning of time and they make you feel unwelcome as a new hire.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more new producer with fresh ideas, start to weed out the ancient ones


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