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Viacom Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
231 Reviews
3.6
231 Reviews
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman
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117 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work/life balance, especially with Summer Fridays (in 12 reviews)

  • The best part of the job were the fun co-workers, most of whom are laid-back and have a sense of humor (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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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    Portfolio of outstanding cable tv assets

    Cons

    Managed like a large trust fund- preservation of capital over growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Good work Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Flat org
    Fun place
    good learning
    Great exposure to industry best practices
    Trainings

    Cons

    Work in Silos
    no knowledge sharing between teams
    Not very friendly to expats

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more cross culture teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very pleasant company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    *Great people to learn from
    *Peers want you to succeed and help you in that
    *Amazing atmosphere, makes you excited to come to work in the morning

    Cons

    *Upper Mobility is very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great family to work woth

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

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and improve skills. Working at Viacom can be like working with a very large and fun family.

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    Flexible fun lenient love the great environment

    Cons

    Way too much down time

  7.  

    Excellent exposure, lots of opportunity to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Viacom as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're willing to put yourself out there, bug your supervisor, your resources are unlimited. MOST higher ups are willing to sit down, chat with you, and share their knowledge.

    Cons

    If you want it, you gotta be persistent. You could end up sitting around and doing nothing for 5 months. Make moves, find ways to get involved. Don't sit and wait for it because no one cares. Why should they?! You're an intern!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us any and all tasks, even if you think we wouldn't want to. Always be willing to chat with us, 5 minutes even, it means the world. (and in my experience, you were willing)

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    Intern in the Corporate Law Division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not as much so in the legal division, but the company's culture is fairly relaxed. People wear casual clothes for work, and there were often activities during the summer to spice up the work life.

    Cons

    Large company that can become disorganized, especially at the lowest levels. Many interns, and even entry level workers seemed to not have enough to do. Sometimes having multiple supervisors with contradicting directions was frustrating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Internship Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and early Friday dismissal. Exciting environment to work.

    Cons

    I worked at Viacom as an intern (less than an year)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Left for full-time position elsewhere; management was disappointed but never offered alternative.

  10.  

    Friendly organization stuck in stagnation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Business Development
    Former Employee - Global Business Development

    I worked at Viacom as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - People in the office were generally extremely friendly
    - Young, fresh work force make it a great place to work right out of college
    - Lots of events for employees (for example, FIFA World Cup viewing "parties" in the conference room on U.S. gamedays)

    Cons

    - Moving up in the AdSales department can be tough
    - The company is stuck in its traditional view of a linear entertainment industry and will likely get left behind by its more progressive competitors in the near future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to innovate and take more risks! Being relevant in the entertainment space would go a long way towards making Viacom a desirable place to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    $10/hour - they provide workshops throughout the summer or term you're interning to help you find future full time employment.

    Cons

    A lot of your experience depends on the team you've been given.

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