Viacom Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman
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Pros
  • Relishes the job and doesn't mind work-life balance disruption (in 12 reviews)

  • The office culture is very laid back (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • The biggest complaint would be the Times Square location (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance was minimal at best (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Progressive culture; work conditions can vary greatly by dept/mgr

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees are forward-thinking, open and care about their work and the company
    Good PTO benefits for longer-term and/or senior staff -- if you can use it (see "Cons")
    Corporate culture is generally informal, supportive and inclusive

    Cons

    Experiences vary greatly depending on what department you're in and who your manager is. Some positions, especially in production and sales and related support functions, can be very demanding resulting in long hours and difficulty taking time off
    Upper management has been slow to react to shifts in how content is consumed by younger viewers

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the challenges related to content distribution and changes in viewing habits take away from the work environment that (still) helps to make the company stand out.


  2. Strategic Insights

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The culture of the company makes it so work is not that bad

    Cons

    It has the corporate feel


  3. Finance

    Current Employee - Senior International Finance Manager in Astoria, NY
    Current Employee - Senior International Finance Manager in Astoria, NY

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    atmoshphere, coworkers, vacations, summer fridays

    Cons

    pay, work life balance, hours


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  5. Great Company with excellent support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Viacom full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, modern good offices, excellent benefits package especially health care and dental (USA). HR department is first class as are many other parts of the organization. Salaries are good, decent at the very least. Great products in terms of TV and Movie output makes this a very fun and never boring place to work. Good career prospects.
    Good integrity of staff and work from home incentives.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management at least where I worked in technology with too much short term focus and the higher level usage of non-us based staff / contractors contributes to the more short term nature sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce levels of management, I think I had 6 levels to the svp, 3 would have sufficed try to maintain knowledge within the company, keep the majority of staff long term, in the usa and totally dedicated to the otherwise great company. Be one step adhead in terms of information technology and invest in this expertise and keep it .


  6. Big Company, Big Challenges

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Creative environment; in a phase of innovation

    Cons

    TV industry is changing - company is aware they need to alter their business model for success - they're re-building the company with a bigger focus on content & delivering it's content on all platforms to as many viewers across the world as possible


  7. Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company really hires the best people. Engaging, uplifting work environment.

    Cons

    Hard to advance and structured ineffectively

    Advice to Management

    more emphasis on talent retention


  8. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits, a million days off, fun at work activities

    Cons

    advancement is low and salary is low

    Advice to Management

    provide more opportunity to employees


  9. Amazing culture with lots of growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

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

    Pros

    the people are fun and welcoming, lots of perks, great collaboration

    Cons

    tv industry is undergoing tough times


  10. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    Great culture, fun people, great way to start your career

    Cons

    Commute to NYC . Late nights.


  11. Great Company Environment

    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Young company and fun upbeat offices. The company arranged many intern events to keep us involved.

    Cons

    With their office right in Times Square, the comment can be a bit overwhelming - but it also wakes you up in the morning



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