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Mixed bag
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLApril 28, 2018
CBS is a sweat shop. They are in a very competitive business. They have had bad luck offshoring to India. When football season starts, you will need to work extra hours, but when the end of football season comes, you will have to worry about losing your job.
Pros
Sports
Cons
Sweat shop
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Fun, fast-paced place to work with great exercise gym.
Digital Media (Current Employee) –  Burbank, CAApril 7, 2018
The culture is great, there are plenty of social events and the exercise center below is awesome. Three food trucks everyday for lunch. Only complaint is the structure in place for raises is long and bureaucratic.
Pros
gym, beautiful campus, good environment
Cons
lengthy wait for raises
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Productive and fun workplace with pool, ping pong after work get together.
IT Support Technician (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 27, 2018
You can not fine a better work environment work in then at CBS Interactive, there is always something going on to make life enjoyable and fun while you complete your day to day activities.
Pros
Fun
Cons
Overly Demanding at times.
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good people and products, needs better management
PRODUCER (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 12, 2018
Great co-workers although high turnover rate due to people getting burnt out. Overall goals of the company looking to the future but need more staff to maintain the level of product they demand.
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Management silos make for high turnover
Research Analyst, CBS Digital Media (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 5, 2018
Despite talented people, if you don't like being yelled at or spoken to in a condescending manner because of pressure from above, you'll have a hard time fitting in.
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Lack of culture
Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 27, 2018
CBSi is lacking good culture, good pay, and good advancement opportunities. Very political environment with many obstacles that keep you from doing your job. There are decent perks such as interesting speakers, monthly happy hours, and monthly canine Fridays, however it seems to be lagging in culture and other benefits compared to tech companies in the surrounding area.
Pros
Canine Fridays, good work/life balance, interesting speakers
Cons
low pay, negative work culture
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Great place to work
Digital Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 3, 2018
Management shared the overall vision and people worked collaboratively to meet those goals. Continued to learn throughout my time there and was able to grow because of it.
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Large Media Company with A Good Deal of Business but Little Career Advancement
Director of East Coast Advertising Sales (Former Employee) –  52 West 52nd Street , New York, NYNovember 29, 2017
CBS is a decent place to work if you're not looking for instant career advancement . Still an old school mentality where it takes years for people to move up in the organization.

As with most big media companies there's also a lot of politics and red tape - so a bit tough to get things done.
Pros
Great Office Space, Fair Pay
Cons
Not enough career advancement
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No summary
Associate Video Producer/ Editor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 5, 2017
Don't wish to comment. I think the environment could have been better. The training could have more thorough and the management a bit more honest about the freelance rotation.
Pros
No comment
Cons
no comment
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Great Place to Work
Content Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 30, 2017
Great place to work, great people, good atmosphere, great location, great perks, good benefits, fair pay, fair management, growth opportunity, the best
Pros
Great Company
Cons
Large Company
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Fun but poor management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLOctober 4, 2017
Worst part of this job was "Thirsty Thursdays" where everyone drank beer and was super obnoxious in a professional setting> I do not recommend working here if you are looking for a career.
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good
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 5, 2017
CBSi's headquarters building is pretty nice. They got it as part of the CNET acquisition, so it's state of the art early 2000's dot com aesthetic.

For dot com, they are very light on swag. I got one piece of swag in two years. The company parties were pretty modest. The winter holiday party was just in the office with kegs and appetizers.

They have a dozens of digital properties, both internally conceived and acquired. It was never clear to me how they worked together. They all seemed very independent with just common corporate resources (sales/marketing, finance) shared.
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CBSNews.com
Homepage/assignment editor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 29, 2017
A lot of work in a thankless environment. Staffing is a lot less than comparable web sites. Management is full of sharks. A difficult place that burns people out.
Pros
Good brand
Cons
Slave ship culture
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Great Place to work
Digital Revenue Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 29, 2017
CBS Interactive is a great place to work and grow your skills in digital marketing. Advancement is tough and for any changes to be made, it takes several months as this is a public company and approvals take forever
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QA Team does not like outsiders
Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CAAugust 9, 2017
If you do not fall into the social norm or groups that have already been made then this is not the place for you. Also, don't take a nap outside in the public courtyard/lunch area, you can be fired for that.
Pros
Excellent view of Burbank/Glendale
Cons
Management does not care about you
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productive
Multimedia Editorial Intern (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJuly 12, 2017
amazing experience to be apart of and i wouldnt have want it any other way. they know how to teach their students and how to support them with anything they put their mind to
Pros
great work experience
Cons
bad lunches
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Solid
Integrated Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 5, 2017
Great experience, learn from truly exceptional professionals and hone skills that will take you far in the digital media space. Looks great on a resume.

Pay scale is way, way off and needs to be rectified.
Pros
Good work life balance, PTO/sick days is pretty generous, co-workers are fantastic.
Cons
Low pay for the industry, takes a long, long time to be recognized for your contributions, promotions are hard to come by.
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Fun place to work at.
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJuly 2, 2017
It was fun place to work at. The management was ok. The best part of the job were the benefits. Not much chance to advance, that's why I switched many departments within the company.
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Great place to work, great atmosphere
SR. PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 31, 2017
Great place to work, great atmosphere. great environment and co-workers. the management is great and friendly. Its CBS so you do work for many many clients. It is a large company but with a dotcom feel.
Pros
Free Breakfast, Drinks and some lunches
Cons
no cons
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Good place for experienced Agile/SCRUM team members
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Burbank, CAMay 30, 2017
Streaming video service is the main business, both product and project focused. Typical work week is 40-45 hours with some crunch times. Supportive management with a "get it done" culture.
Pros
Free snacks and refreshments.
Cons
Open office environment, don't expect privacy.
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