Viacom Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director 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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  1. Viacom

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Overall a very good company to work for. Not too corporate; good benefits; mostly great people.

    Cons

    They seem to keep people who really aren't pulling their weight.


  2. Viacom

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice offices, summer Fridays. Good Christmas party. Big name for your resume.

    Cons

    Bad carrier growth unless you leave and come back.


  3. Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice Presidents in Belleville, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Vice Presidents in Belleville, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. You can work on your own no one standing over your shoulder.

    Cons

    There are known that I know of


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  5. Pretty decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Director, Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and unbeatable time off policy

    Cons

    Career growth is almost nonexistent. Lower pay than other entertainment and media companies.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to develop and promote internal talent.


  6. Alright, but not very exciting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks, events, swag, office

    Cons

    Corporate culture, hard to be heard, everything has to be approved (hard to be creative or improve existing processes)

    Advice to Management

    Let people be creative.


  7. Great place to intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome people to work with and the ability to learn a lot!

    Cons

    nothing! great place to work!


  8. Creative meets biz

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    Current Employee - Senior Director Animation in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director Animation in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Viacom has great hours, people, and creative. It is a supportive company with lots of growth opportunity, vacation days, and family time. There are many lines of business with lot of opportunities to develop in many fields.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people and a lot of approvals. It's a large company so information gets lost in the shuffle. It's located in times square which isn't a pleasant area to work in.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to keep developing employees and invest in new modern ways of work and communication.


  9. Must have certain look

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment to work - clean and quiet. Cafeteria is a big plus for saving money.

    Cons

    70% of people there are snobs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to men of color, trying to raise a family and pay a mortgage.


  10. Prod Dev

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laid back culture. Lots of activities geared towards pleasing employees.

    Cons

    Promotions don't come easily. Upward mobility is limited.


  11. Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits lots of career potential

    Cons

    grey overlaps in RACI chart



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