Senior Account Executive (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – December 2, 2013
CBS is a great company to work for. The benefits of the company are wonderful. They train their people. They invest in their people. It's been great to me! The only real negative is the job/life balance for me!
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee), Saint Petersburg, FL – July 18, 2013
Pros: loved all the radio stations i sold.
Worked for CBS Radio Sales for 13 years. I had to leave I had 2 amazing little boys and I wanted to stay home with them and watch them grow. They are both old enough to attend school and mommy is ready to go back to work. I have always worked in the corporate work and can not wait to go back.
Promotions Team Member (Former Employee), San Francisco, CA – July 13, 2013
Pros: free concerts
I enjoyed working with the Promotions Team. We were able to watch some of the concerts we were working when we were finished promoting. The team members were really nice and we all worked hard, but also had a lot of fun.
Fast paced environment, awesome coworkers. Best job i ever had
Continuity Director (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – May 23, 2013
Pros: was in philly, loved the people i worked with
Cons: the train in to philly sometimes took awhile.
Replying to emails, getting commercials produced and put in to the system. Organizing all paperwork and commercials. Filling out affidavits. Learned my job and was able to teach my boss a few things i found on my own but exploring. Management was excellent. Always willing to listen and get things done.
Hardest part was getting the sales people to communicate – more... better but with in a few months I had a system to handing in things and worked out amazing.
most enjoyable part was getting to work with some amazing coworkers at the top station in philly. And help the station get caught up on a few things they were almost a year behind because of previous employee. – less
Sales Coordinator (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – May 1, 2013
I have learned a great deal about sales, sports marketing, and the radio industry during my time with the company. Despite decent compensation, excellent health benefits, and a few other great perks, there is no room for advancement if one is not suited for sales.
Marketing Assistant/Internship Coordinator (Former Employee), West Palm Beach, FL – April 24, 2013
Pros: dream job
Cons: sold radio cluster in hometown market.
Loved working for CBS! GREAT EMPLOYER!
Managed executive calendar and coordinated weekly promotions projects. Excelled and met goals within a deadline-intensive environment, ensuring accurate and on-time completion of all projects, promotions, contests, and/or recruitment.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Miami, FL – April 18, 2013
Answering e-mails and phone calls dealing with the CBS fantasy football product. Learned a lot about the fantasy product and how it works. Management and co-workers are awesome very healthy work environment. Hardest part of the job is dealing with customers who cannot comprehend anything technical on their own computers. The most enjoyable part of the – more... job are the co-workers. – less
Easy going environment that incited growth and knowledge.
Board Operator (Former Employee), Houston, TX – April 16, 2013
A typical day at work consisted of overseeing our on-air live club broadcasts, and a syndicated show we had contracted on the weekends. I learned industry values as well as ways to execute a radio show that engages the my target audience. The environment was easy going and laid-back seeing as I mainly worked overnight. The most enjoyable part of the – more... job was gaining the experience to be able to move forward and eventually be an on-air personality. – less
Fast paced work environment in a struggling sector
Account Executive (Current Employee), Lanham, MD – March 26, 2013
Pros: access to dc sports teams and events at verizon center
Cons: work controls your life, no crm, always stepping on other ae's toes when prospecting
The work day is pretty long with expected hours of 8:00-5:00pm. This has been an eye-opening experience in terms of learning about advertising. They don't make it easy for you mainly due to no CRM, no training until you're halfway through the 6 month introductory period. It was nice to gain some experience but because of this job, I will not be seeking – more... a sales position within radio advertising again. Its a dying sector which is why it's difficult to develop new business. – less
Just sad to hear...I love radio. When I was a kid I use to listen to radio theater late at night when I was a suppose to be sleeping. It was glorious! :O)
So, is it dying because of all the internet radio competition?
Job Work/Life Balance
Fun, high energy place with something different to accomplish every day.
Promotions Assistant (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – March 20, 2013
Pros: free tickets, free food, always appropriate to play music
Cons: no benefits, no full time
A typical day in the promotions department at CBS Radio consist of loading the station vehicle with all kinds of equipment and different freebies and then traveling to a clients venue. Once we are set up with the tent, music and freebies we proceed to market our station while providing an engaging and fun atmosphere with prizes, games, and of course – more... playing some classic tunes for all to enjoy.
The hardest part of this job was making sure you were prepared for all the inevitable mishaps that occur while on location with clients. Such as power outages or unexpected weather. That one particular item you figured wasn't necessary will be the only thing you needed to save the day.
One key aspect is the excellent management for KOOL FM. Also, with a job like this you are constantly learning a different perspective in radio as the one on the other side. The effort and coordination that goes into these type of events is pretty remarkable.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the people. There extremely loyal radio fans out there. So the smile that those fans have when your able to provide them with tickets to one of their favorite bands is priceless. In a sense I was in charge of making peoples day which is pretty dang cool. – less
Promotions Director (Former Employee), Palm Desert, CA – March 19, 2013
Pros: free lunches from clients, concerts and many other perks.
Cons: hours varied sometimes long hours as well days
Learned how to multi task and all job duties in the field. Worked with great team players and it always was a great day faced with different daily challenges. I would do it all over again in a heart beat!