CBS Television Studios Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2020

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3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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CBS Television Studios President David Stapf (no image)
David Stapf
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits once employed as a staff member(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great people, nice environment, supportive management(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Old school, still use paper for everything, not much is digital(in 3 reviews)

  • "Not much room for growth unless someone croaks or moves to a different company(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the best work environments I have been in. Everyone is super friendly and the environment was very relaxed but still productive.

    Cons

    Hours were long but that's the industry.

  2. "N/A"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time

    Pros

    Very modern studio in a great area.

    Cons

    I have no cons about CBS.

  3. "lots of watching tv"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Metadata Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CBS Television Studios full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - encouraged to watch CBS programming to be able to effectively discuss and market it - free parking - pay is decent - many employees have been with the company for 10+ years

    Cons

    - busy times and slow times - some upward movement available - many employees have been with the company for 10+ years

  4. "Senior Media Supervisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Media Supervisor in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People Wages Good company Good hours Contacts There are lots of pros

    Cons

    There are no downsides

  5. "CBS is great for entry level positions but they keep you at entry level"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Formats Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Television Studios full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CBS has great medical benefits.

    Cons

    Very, very low pay with close to no chance of a raise unless you threaten to leave.

  6. "Executive Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBS Television Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Summer Fridays, perks at the lot

    Cons

    some departments work harder than others but are not compensated enough

  7. "What a joke"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Riverside, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package was decent, salary was doable but not great, direct supervisors were fantastic, free parking

    Cons

    Depending on where you get placed, the job can either be mundane and mindless or you can get placed on a market that demands constant tinkering and brings nothing but stress. If you are hired as a Market Specialist, you'll be tasked with organizing ads on the air for several channels, having to deal with an outside sales team critiquing every placement you make, emailing you constantly to change little things around that don't match up against their guidelines or placement rules. There was literally not down time, if you finished your usual work for the day, you were expected to push ahead and organize the ads for the next day. The weeks before holidays were nonstop stress and hollow pep talks that left you feeling more stressed than when you first came in that day. Zero employee appreciation, zero empathy, zero interest in anything other than consistent perfection. If you or a member of your team makes an error, even if you're the one to point it out, you'll be fired the next day. I saw many of my coworkers ushered out the door due to an error that could have been mitigated through inter-departmental communication. There's a very potent hierarchy in this office, you have to be careful which emails you reply to. I replied to an email sent to my team that I apparently should not have replied to, and was fired for doing so only after having the president come into my cubicle and scream at me twice. They came back for a second round because their ego wasn't satisfied. Public humiliation such as this is common. You're never called into an office to discuss performance, it's always a public affair. They offer no ways to work from home if the weather is poor, you're expected to trek through whatever is going on outside and make it in to do your work, while smaller telecommunications companies with similar traffic departments have employees bring laptops home with them and connect to a VPN if the weather is poor. Bottom line, if you can keep your head down, be 100% accurate every single day you go into work, let management humiliate you publicly when they feel like it, if you can deal with an ineffective human resources department, if you can deal with staying late (sometimes 4 or 5 hours extra a day around holidays), with very limited upward mobility, and in an office where nobody has your back and you're on your own, then go for it.

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  8. "Chaos Friendly"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Production Finance in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CBS Television Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people - Good hours - good location

    Cons

    lack of adaptive policies - high turnover of employees

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  9. "No advancement"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Production Assistant 

    I worked at CBS Television Studios part-time

    Pros

    Cool being apart of creating and building a show on a major network

    Cons

    No advancement Hours are very inconsistent Cannot make living off salary

  10. "Assistant Production Coordinator"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at CBS Television Studios

    Pros

    Good pay, very good benefits

    Cons

    No big down sides to be honest.

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