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  1. "Intern Experience"

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    Former Intern - Pop Culture Editorial in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Pop Culture Editorial in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CNET Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You're surrounded by beautiful scenery, and there's a lot of places to eat lunch outside of the building or in the building (I never ate in the building), but it's a in a great location.

    Cons

    The first month of the internship was literally a joke. All they had us do was transcribe interviews and that was it. Transcribing takes hours on end, and they expect you to have it done by the end of the work day, which, sometimes, is impossible. After the first month, they let you write some stuff and get a few articles published, but it's nothing too special. They will give you some research projects to do, but that's about it. I didn't learn anything, and it was really a waste of my time there. Don't go into this internship thinking you'll have a job at the end of it or they'll let you do a lot of stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a connection between te editor and the intern. There's nothing more awkward than getting g-chatted by your editor who is literally sitting two feet away from you at the next cubicle but feels the need to message you everything instead of walking over and telling you the message themselves. It was a little disappointing that the editors didn't engage more with the interns or even teach them a thing or two about the industry. It was really a waste of a summer and an internship, and I expected way more out it. Also, the editors are really cliquey and it makes the interns feel like outsiders almost.


  2. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CNET Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Smart, creative professional people. Comfortable work environment and good benefits .

    Cons

    Could be a pro but average age is likely in the mid 20's.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you're looking for just a paycheck, this might be the place for you"

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The paycheck; that's about it.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities unless you are a personal friend of management, inflated egos of said management, sufficating culture, etc, etc.

    Advice to Management

    You wouldn't have sold to CBS if you actually had a strategy in place woud you?


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good short-term move....not a career move, especially if you are in NY"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CNET encourages taking personal time off and does not require insane hours for working. There are training sessions offered to employees that help improve professional growth and personal growth outside of work as well. The integration with CBS Interactive has made it one of the biggest online networks in the US. Most people don't care how you do your job, just as long as it gets done.

    Cons

    It is not easy to transfer to other departments. The benefits could be a little better. Traffic to sites are not the same and employees are getting the bad end of the stick because of this.

    Advice to Management

    The company could offer better benefits. Look for new, improved models to grow the business.



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