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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Production Assistant Title"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Studio City, CA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great stepping stone into the industry

    Cons

    Not very fast movement in entry level positions


  2. "PR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great stepping stone into PR entertainment world

    Cons

    not as much pay as one would need in LA

  3. "Media Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution full-time

    Pros

    You get experience in Entertainment news.

    Cons

    Management is not great. Moving up is difficult.


  4. "Good but can be better"

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

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

    Pros

    Many benefits for employees. Possible opportunities in other divisions within CBS.

    Cons

    Not much movement within TV Stations division. Compensation is not really competitive. No overall sense of unity in terms of work culture towards work/life balance. Work culture varies greatly by supervisor. Some are stricter than others. (i.e. One finance group leaves early while another will need to stay due to manager's discretion).

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees and their needs. 4 turn overs in 3 months should raise red flags.


  5. "A decent company to be at."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Big name company in the industry.

    Cons

    Not paid like other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good but their hands are tied by corporate.


  6. "CBS Dallas Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS TV Distribution full-time

    Pros

    The CBS Network has a strong National brand

    Cons

    Local management needs management training.


  7. "Great projects but unpleasant, toxic and demeaning work environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Administration & Legal Services in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Administration & Legal Services in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intense nostalgia knowing many a great talents and programs have passed through this network (The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, M*A*S*H, All in the Family), nice perks like movie screenings at studios in Studio City, established corporation with deep ties to the birth of television, great connection with those few genuinely nice people, having CBS on your resume.

    Cons

    Toxic, hostile, unprofessional, cliquey upper management and others treated like outsiders, no office culture, disrespectful management, passive aggressive, no team environment or sense of community, polluted with top heavy management who are life-long employees (10 years+) and comfortable in their roles, make new employees feel un-welcomed, noticeable favoritism exhibited toward LBGT community, systemic issue with terribly poor morale, no training for new employees, dwell on minutiae with mean-spirited criticism, government-like working environment (punch-in, punch-out), terrible company culture, under-appreciated with regard to performance, never rewarded with “good job,” make ordinarily easy tasks more unnecessarily frustrating, regular layoffs, management can be outright rude and condescending, high turnover in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    I resisted following my dreams to work in entertainment for 20 years because of the industry's dreadful reputation as a haven for uncontrolled egos and childish narcissists. Working for CBS made me realize that reputation is more than warranted. It was far and away the worst professional experience in my life. And sadly, the only job I ever felt passionate about.

    1) You will have less turnover in lower end jobs if you train new hires and be patient with them. Just because a manager has been in the same role for 150 years does not mean they are infallible. Own the mistake; then get over it. Do not blame others for finding your errors.

    2) Take better care of your people. Do not to let go of people when they are showing improvement; employ a training process and give them time to actually learn — particularly those who have a strong passion for the industry and as well as professional experience from outside this insular, borderline incestuous industry.

    3) Reevaluating how you treat employees. Read your Standards of Business conduct like the new hires do. Do not look down or berate on your staff. This is a professional work place, not grade school.

    Not for thin-skinned people.

  8. "Payroll"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Payroll Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, and a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not enough people in the right departments and unfair salary for amount of work done.


  9. "review"

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

    I have been working at CBS TV Distribution part-time

    Pros

    welcoming, wholesome, encouraging, clean, cool

    Cons

    rigorous, entertainment driven, demanding, far


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tumultuous. Little to no opportunities for advancement."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of great talents have passed though the studios. The nostalgia is intense. Located next to the grove of Los Angeles.

    Cons

    Tight family company. Outsiders only welcome to do the work for flat rate, don’t expect advancement. Very difficult to commute to facility due to bad infrastructure in Los Angeles, traffic.

    Advice to Management

    None