Viacom
3.6 of 5 145 reviews
www.viacom.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Viacom Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
Viacom – US – “MTV Networks Christmas Party 2003 at Hammerstein…”

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76% Approve of the CEO

Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(80 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "N/A - I was an intern with the company, but they seem to have a very good work/life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Fun company, laid-back work environment"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "In times square, poor compensation, cog in a machine, a lot of red tape, constant turnover"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No positions for entry level in the Fiance department"
    in 4 reviews
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Work Hard, Play Hard... Always as a Team

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Viacom full-time for more than a year

ProsFun Environment, Office Atmosphere, Company Culture, Leader in the industry

ConsPolitical, Going through lots of changes, difficult to get promoted internally

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote Internally and offer competitive salaries

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Coworkers like family!

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom as an intern for less than a year

ProsViacom's employees treat each other with respect. Everyone I worked with were willing to give advice about future opportunities and help out with resume and interview tips.

ConsBecause of the fast turn-around of hiring someone, it is a constant game of waiting to apply and for something to open up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great 1st Company to Work For

Production Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom as a contractor for more than a year

ProsDecent pay, friendly people, great office culture.

ConsYou do not have fun benefits and vacation days unless you are a staff employee, and it is very hard to become staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People & Environment!

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Viacom as a contractor for more than 8 years

ProsThe people are like family!

ConsYou can get lost in such a big company- however, there are soo many opportunities to connect with your co-workers and senior executives through participation in many employee based events.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to take stock in your people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople are very friendly. Get hands on experience. Was able to attend focus groups as an intern. Learned how to developed surveys, questionnaires and create season wrap-ups. Attending interesting meetings with executive staff members.

ConsNetworks and segments are somewhat divided. Did not always have a lot of work as an intern. Did not meet many people outside my segment.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave the interns work on a final project or get involved with Viacom's community service.

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It has it's positives & it's negatives

Production Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Viacom as a contractor for more than a year

ProsVery friendly environment. Excellent facilities.

ConsNot enough staffed positions, and sometimes can feel like you're being stringed along.

Advice to Senior ManagementConnect more with your teams members, from top to bottom.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A lot of hierarchy, little innovation

Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Viacom full-time for more than 3 years

Proslarge company, benefits, security, good networking opportunities

Conshierarchy, politics, arrogance, competitive culture, lack of creativity and innovation

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate! Your hay days are long gone and your death is just around the corner.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company, Unprofessional Management

Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat Benefits Package, PTO policy and lots of perks. Casual and laid back environment.

ConsVery political company-it's all about who you know and how well you get along with them. Constant restructuring and yearly layoffs.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom full-time for more than 10 years

ProsViacom is a decent company to work for. I loved the culture and overall enjoyed my time there.

ConsLike all large corporations, it is all about the bottom line.

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Mixed bag at Viacom

IT Director (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Viacom full-time for more than a year

ProsBring your whole self to work
Casual work environment
Cool swag

ConsExtremely political
RIFs/downsizing every 6 - 10 months
Constantly asked to "do more with less"
No corporate name recognition - while everyone knows Viacom's brands, they don't know 'Viacom'

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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