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Viacom Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Viacom.

Interview Details – Interview was very casual – I was trying to get a sense of the environment, and what the day-to-day entailed as I was interviewing for a field outside of my study. Interviewer (my supervisor, eventually) was friendly and tried to learn about what I wanted to get out of the internship as well. There were no "trick" questions but definitely a few standard "what is your weakness" ones. Be enthusiastic about the company and the opportunity to learn from them. I think they like to see that you are gauging the company/culture as well

Interview Question – Why do you want to intern for us?   Answer Question

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Client Service Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Viacom in March 2014.

Interview Details – Process took 4 weeks. 1 interview with 3 rounds - SSE + AE + Director of Client Services. The HR interview came second. Basic interview rapport - it was more of a conversation and making a correlation with my current position and the one at hand. Everyone was VERY friendly - very positive. Cool people, cool company & cool location.

Interview Question – What do you know about digital advertising sales?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Everyone is brought on at the same rate no negotiations - O/T is a + though.

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Commercial Operations Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I interviewed at Viacom in June 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process began with an initial interview with HR. Afterwards, I was then forwarded to the hiring manager of the department I was applying for. A few days later I was called in and the interview was very casual - more so a conversation.

Interview Question – How detail oriented can you be?   Answer Question

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Client Services Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Viacom.

Interview Details – I went through three rounds of interviews. All very straight forward and conversational. Everyone was exceedingly friendly and I couldn't have been more excited when I was extended the offer. I definitely recommend coming prepared with smart questions and lots of them. Be assertive and make sure you finish each interview actually asking for the job.

Interview Question – If you left your current job today, what would your boss miss most about you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotialble but the overtime is great.

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Design Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Viacom.

Interview Details – I applied online and waited two to three weeks before being contacted by someone in HR. Once contacted, HR requires you to send a portfolio/resume to be viewed by VIACOM's channels. A week or two later, HR will reach out to you if a department is interested in your work.

The interviewing process is quite quick and direct--very straight-forward. I was asked to walk the interviewer through my portfolio and was then given a description of what an intern would do. The atmosphere is very conversational. Good to come up with several questions to ask.

Interview Question – Quite straight-forward. Be prepared for questions on your portfolio, especially concerning any mock-ups you've done.   Answer Question

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Production Assistant Interview

Production Assistant

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Interview Details – I was a former intern, was contacted by management a few months later and was able to prove myself after a few months my contracts became longer.

Interview Question – Describe 3 weaknesses   Answer Question

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Production Assistant Interview

Production Assistant

Interviewed at Viacom

Interview Details – You get a call from HR, then two interviews.

Interview Question – There were no hard questions. Hardest part was getting the interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accepted what they offered and didnt negotiate.

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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Viacom.

Interview Details – 3 interviews. What 3 things do you like most about your current job?

Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question

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Desktop Support Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Viacom in September 2013.

Interview Details – Got an offer for the desktop support intern position and it was one of the best interview experience ever. I showed up the day of was immediately greeted by the senior manager of technology, and right after we went into the meeting room where an IT administrator and an IT tech was also involved in the interview. The interview was very laid back but involved the technical questions for the position and all three employee made me feel very comfortable. The duration of the in view lasted about 45 minutes.

Interview Question – The inner workings of Active Directory for Microsoft Windows server   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Since it was an internship, negotiations were not necessary but it was a paid position.

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Director Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Viacom in March 2011.

Interview Details – 3 Rounds: 1st with HR. 2nd with two VPs and the 3rd with the SVP that the position reports in to.

Interview Question – Where do you see the media industry headed?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, negotiated sign on bonus and 6 week gap between leaving old job and starting new one.

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