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Viacom Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Viacom – US – “MTV Networks Christmas Party 2003 at Hammerstein…”

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3.6 171 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(93 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work/life balance, especially with Summer Fridays(in 11 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)

  • They are stuck in the 90s with upper management(in 4 reviews)

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    Pros probably outweigh Cons....

    Coordinator (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBest perks of working at Viacom is all the stuff going on all the time whether it's taking a class to update your knowledge on specific computer programs or it's the summer Fridays! Which is the best perk of any job I've ever had!

    ConsIt can take a very long time to get promoted in the company and advance in your career.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast-paced exciting work environment

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat company culture and values. There is a lot of room for growth and networking.

    ConsLow salary and decent benefits

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

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    IT Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery nice people to work with.Always available

    ConsThe pay for intern is ridiculous

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

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    great experience

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGave interns a lot of freedom and flexibility
    Generally cared that we were there

    ConsLocation can get congested
    Not everyone was friendly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's just ok

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSome great perks, like Summer Fridays, if you are allowed to or able to get out of the office. Depending on the channels you are working on you can work on some great television product.

    ConsVery political with limited advancement opportunities, despite being such a large organization. A lot of people have been there a very long time, creating a somewhat stale environment difficult to change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely political working environment at the NOC.

    Broadcast Engineer (Former Employee) Hauppauge, NY

    ProsAbility to work on a wide range of equipment and the pay was outstanding.

    ConsDown sizing is like playing musical chairs. Management if always trying to fire the most experienced personal to bring in cheaper less experienced people so they can pay less for compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is business not personal. The poisoned upper management will not change, the highest paid managers need to be replaced.

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

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    Overview

    Sales Assistant (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat energy, dynamic and environment to learn for the truest self-starters and people with degrees in communications or media. Relishes the job and doesn't mind work-life balance disruption. A nice enough group of people and variety of personalities.

    ConsNot a good place to apply perceived 'transferable skills'. Learning curve is unforgiving unless one's background is as shown in "pros". Wage stagnation abound. Regularly overheard bad/ frustrated chatter about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive very defined goals from the onset; offer more on-the-job training. Understand that even in media, there can only be so much turnover before it damages the work culture. Communicate with staff when abrupt staffing changes occur to reinforce stability within the company structure: e.g., "be a good captain of your ship".

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely friendly working environment

    Research Analytics (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are nice and willing to teach you

    ConsI don't think there is anything I don't like

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

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    Big company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge company, a lot of resources, events, cafeteria perks

    ConsHard to build strong one on one relationship, must be outgoing and not shy

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

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    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFelt like I was really part of the team I was working for and I learned a lot. Viacom started paying their intern last summer which is great
    Very great community

    ConsCompany is very large, so it is hard to know everyone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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