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CBS Television Studios Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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  1. "Excellent company staffed with great people"

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

    I have been working at CBS Television Studios full-time

    Pros

    Culture is friendly and collaborative. Employees are hard working, supportive, and capable.

    Cons

    The work can be intense relative to the number of employees and support staff sometimes, but everyone handles it well.


  2. "VFX Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - VFX Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - VFX Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employer provides good health care plan for full time employees.

    Cons

    Long hours but typical for working on a production.

  3. "Keep Your Head Down"

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

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

    Pros

    If you keep your head down, not stand out, provide an average amount of effort, you will never leave this place.

    Cons

    Most decisions are reactive instead of proactive. A 30 year engineer with a college degree makes the same salary as the stock boy, makes the same as an editor, and makes the same as everybody else. This can be frustrating. There's a high turn around for talented people. Recently, there's been a change, and all overtime has been shut down.


  4. "Very stable company with excellent health benefits."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. The employees I worked with were aways happy and the environment was very pleasant. Some of the best health benefits I've seen at a large company. Tend to hire internally when given the chance.

    Cons

    Nature of of the business (TV) is in decline. Harder to meet goals year after year with so much new competition.


  5. "Film and Television Editor"

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    Former Employee - Television Editor in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Television Editor in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    relative to other networks they seem to have practices that keep employees coming back (little raises for returning seasons, good communication with HR, family friendly *relative to other major networks, comfortable working conditions, perks like lunches were always available, tried not to understaff etc), experienced, capable execs who are professional and efficient. Felt very professional, but also approachable. I never came to work with dread. I always felt I was treated fairly and my work was appreciated. Pay was always on time and fair.

    Cons

    it's still television and I worked on a successful show....hours can be long, (industry wide dilemma, not cbs) and often not conducive to family life. If I had not worked on a successful show, I'm not sure I'd be working in such a nice facility or have so much support staff.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the high standards and please keep pushing for more manageable hours. Even the show runners work obscene schedules....this means that their crew will be too.


  6. "Post-production guild member"

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

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time

    Pros

    Standard IATSE contract with Major Studios. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Tight Deadlines. Stressful environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Admin Assist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Studio City, CA

    I worked at CBS Television Studios full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, great location, co-workers were nice for the most part. I met some great people in all departments who were genuine and hard workers. Most upper management (including my boss) are amazing!

    Cons

    Some upper level management use their assistants as their personal slaves... Who ever heard of an assistant filling up gas or going to the grocery store to find specific items?

    Advice to Management

    Dont turn a blind eye to upper management who abuse their power. It should not be ok for someone to have their assistant send out their bosses Christmas wish list. It's tacky

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, decent job, but low pay and no loyalty to employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Studio City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Studio City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Good people to work with. Great benefits. Some perks.

    Cons

    No loyalty, I worked there 10 years and I found out I was making $15k less than the average person in my same position, I asked for a raise to get me at the same level as other Senior Financial Analysts and was denied.

    Old school, still use paper for everything, not much is digital.

    Too much upper management.

    Pay is very low for the Entertainment Industry. I compared many of the same positions between CBS, NBC, Showtime, HBO, ABC, FOX, etc... CBS was the lowest, and sometimes they were substantially lower. All the companies money goes to paying Leslie Moonves (2nd highest paid CEO in America at $69 M a year)


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Easy work, but hard to move up"

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

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

    Pros

    The job is extremely easy. Fellow employees are easy to talk to. Good benefits once employed as a staff member.

    Cons

    They will keep you as a per-diem employee as long as possible. No room to move up and advance career wise. No diversity in management. Some managers simply don't know how to manage their departments. Lack of communication within departments.

    Advice to Management

    Higher outside employees, not just family members. Communicate with your staff more often. Find better ways to improve diversity in the workplace.


  10. "Very reliable company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Television Studios full-time

    Pros

    HR protects employees very strongly, great health care, decent starting wage.

    Cons

    Some TV and Film companies treat employees better.


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