CBS Outdoor Reviews

Updated 21 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Toronto, Canada: Dishonest management led by a buffoon.

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    Former Employee - Various in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Various in Toronto, ON

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better than no job at all.
    Don't charge you for heating or use of washrooms.
    The President cannot punch you though he often wishes he could.

    Cons

    Poor management of people.
    Short sighted market planning.
    Reactive rather than proactive.
    Run by a ex CFL football player whose approach to solving problems is to say "Just do it."
    Sales run without creativity.
    Poor or no job skills training.
    Low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.
    Join the 21st century.
    Upgrade all aspects of a woeful work environment.

  2. Account Executive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Outdoor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and upward mobility.

    Cons

    Behind on the technology and not enough continuing education.

  3. Great Work Place

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Flint, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Flint, MI (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Given the freedom and trust to work according to your own style.

    Cons

    Selling OOH can be tough depending on the market you're in.

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  5. Great Place to Work, Friendly but can be political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Outdoor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great friedly environment
    perfect location in the heart of camden, always buzzing with people.
    after work drinks always on fridays. Birthdays and occasions are always celebrated after work.

    Cons

    can be a bit of dog eat dog scenario between sales marketing and design teams. A bit political.

  6. Great team, fun environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced sales team is great to learn from and confident enough to have a good sense of humor in the process. Help is always available and asking for it is never scrutinized. Do the job right or not at all.

    Cons

    Highly corporate, no overtime, strict dress code even for assistants. Be prepared for logistical changes on the fly as departments clash over details.

    Advice to Management

    Training could have been more hands on, but keeping contact lines open and friendly helps make up for that a bit.

  7. Good company to develop in and would be a good idea for anyone early in their career.

    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent group to work with and provides you a very good sense of other business environments. Your ability to understand the market place provides you a solid foundation for success. If you are not curious of business in general, you may have a hard time speaking to potential clients.

    Cons

    Possible to outgrow position fairly quickly and rare horizontal movement between CBS corporation

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your gut and not fall into traditional outdated management techniques.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Not really up to date in many ways, but then again, the technology of outdoor isn't exactly cutting edge is it?

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Established company with good name. Lots of experienced people to draw from. Good pay for the top tier/established folks. They clearly spell out all requirements for the job. Some of the young salespeople are totally rock stars and they are very impressive people to work with.

    Cons

    You're on your own here if you're in sales -- no sales support people, no real help when it comes to CRMs or any other technological innovations (from 1999). The LA location was not the warmest bunch of salespeople on the planet. Every new person is treated as an interloper and potential competitor and is made to feel like they're an island unto themselves. Don't expect much in the way of training -- just go sell. You'll make some mistakes having to learn the products on your own, but most won't be fatal. Watch for massive overlap in cold calls (which you'll be doing a TON of) because the company refuses to use any kind of tracking/CRM system to let you know that the person you're calling as a new rep has been contacted 900 times before you have called -- or that they're already the client of an existing rep. You WILL upset people, and for some reason, management thinks that means you're doing your job, even if clients are perturbed by it. Plus, in a market as big as LA, good luck finding business that hasn't been mined six ways to Sunday already. The big dog salespeople take all the air out of the market well before you arrive.

    Advice to Management

    Get into the 21st century with the CRM possibilities and training for new reps. You don't need to hold the sales people's hands, but you should set them up with all the best tools to help them succeed instead of just throwing them in the deep end without some support.

  9. Good experience. Though to get raises and promotions.

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great media experience. You will make good connections.

    Cons

    It is very tough to move up in the company, due to the large amount of employees who have a "tenure".

  10. Management: Do as I say, not as I do.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CBS Outdoor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Working with clients, attending company events such as sports, golf etc. Pay and benefits are average.

    Cons

    Good ole boys club. If you didn't attend the university of Arizona or an ex athlete, you won't ever advance. It's who your last is or where you're from. Almost all upper management comes from one little circle or friends and is stuck in the 1980s and has no idea what technology is. Most of them cannot type an email using a complete sentence. No CRM, no training, no tablets, they don't pay for cell phones, not provided with the tools to succeed.

    Waste of time working for a company that is NOT moving forward and is behind the curve in real estate, training etc.

  11. Helpful (1)

    The pay and potential were good, but i did not care for the company culture in the Berkeley office.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at CBS Outdoor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to keep your nose down, do your job, and leave at 4:45/5pm - this could be a decent place for you.

    Cons

    If you like to drink large amounts of alcohol and brag about it on Monday morning, this is an ideal culture for you.

    Advice to Management

    Culture could use a few more mature souls.

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