Viacom Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman
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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272 Employee Reviews

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  1. Good company

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

    I have been working at Viacom

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

    Pros

    great benefits lots of career potential

    Cons

    grey overlaps in RACI chart


  2. Positive Work Place

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

    I have been working at Viacom (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of services on site which are of great benefit including a wellness studio.

    Cons

    Hard to move from contract to permanent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employee engagment


  3. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Digital in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Digital in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun content great perks great culter

    Cons

    sleepy at times can be very political and the divisions sometimes war with each other


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  5. Great Place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing and the environment is second to none.

    Cons

    Some departments don't have a great growth structure and you can get stuck very fast.

    Advice to Management

    Internal mobility is said to be a big area for the company, but they really don't help employees further their careers.


  6. Daily Viacom Life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Environment & Work Perks if apartment of the right department

    Cons

    No growth opportunities & pay rate is low

    Advice to Management

    Once staff is vocal about growth help them to achieve.


  7. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance Benefits of a big organization Decent perks and paid time off Can use annual funds towards training

    Cons

    However, your personal growth may be pretty slow. Promotion process is bureaucratic. Decent pay master, not very great.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people in terms of giving them more exposure to different aspects of the business rather than let them languish in their existing roles forever.


  8. Franklin TN Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Viacom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, adequate pay

    Cons

    weak management especially bottom and middle management

    Advice to Management

    Look around at other businesses and their model, just because you have been successful in the past realize things change.


  9. Don't know how to treat hard and dedicated workers

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere; great benefits; great company to put on resume; relaxed work attire; colorful group of colleagues; fun work events

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average due to working for such a well-known company; those who know the right people get rewarded - not necessarily those who do the best job.

    Advice to Management

    When you decide to layoff people, perhaps take a look first at the work that they've contributed to the company. To get rid of people who have dedicated years of their lives to their jobs (and received glowing annual reviews) for no reason other than to cut costs is not the right way to go about things.


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    Great perks, no mobility

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    • 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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The perks are great, and... Really it's all about the perks. Summer Fridays, 401k, great health, easy hours, those are the best things about working at Viacom.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than comparable roles at comparable companies, Times Square is THE WORST, and promotions are next to impossible. Unless your manager is actively pushing on your behalf (and most managers are merely trying to hold onto their own jobs), then you can expect to stay in exactly the same spot until you retire.


  11. Review

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

    Pros

    The people, culture and benefits

    Cons

    The internal movement can be slower at times, but it pays off to stick it out



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