Viacom
3.6 of 5 150 reviews
www.viacom.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Viacom Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
Viacom – US – “MTV Networks Christmas Party 2003 at Hammerstein…”

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3.6 150 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(82 ratings)

77% 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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Comfortable Work Environment

Copy Specialist (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsThe company really likes to take care of their employees. The benefits are great and there's a lot of hands on family fun incorporated throughout the year. The people you work with on a day to day basis really add to the experience. Starting at the company, teams are very welcoming and dedicate the time to help in training and that you're on the right path.

ConsIt could be difficult at times to grow internally from one department to another. Informationals are a great way to gain some knowledge and meet new people you work with.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best company you DON'T want to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Viacom full-time

ProsGood benefits. Relaxed atmosphere. Interesting people.

ConsNearly impossible to get promoted. No loyalty to employees. Mass layoffs are common and happen quietly, even when the company posts revenue increases to the public.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsA large company with great benefits. If you are fortunate enough to work for an area that is the "flavor of the day" you can have a really good experience.

ConsAs is often the case in large companies, you'll have to be "in" with the right people to get ahead. Joining the "boys club" is not easy at all. The company has changed a lot since the early days of MTV.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you truly want participation and growth from your employees, it's time that upper management stopped pretending to care and actually got to know the people who work for them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love it!

Production Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsEveryone is friendly, patient, helpful and fun to be around

Constons of freelancers rather than full-time employees with benefits

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

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Easy take on corporate culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Viacom

ProsGreat culture surrounded by other young people

ConsStale and corporate, very political

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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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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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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