Viacom Reviews

Updated June 26, 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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  1. Great Company with excellent support

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Viacom full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, modern good offices, excellent benefits package especially health care and dental (USA). HR department is first class as are many other parts of the organization. Salaries are good, decent at the very least. Great products in terms of TV and Movie output makes this a very fun and never boring place to work. Good career prospects.
    Good integrity of staff and work from home incentives.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management at least where I worked in technology with too much short term focus and the higher level usage of non-us based staff / contractors contributes to the more short term nature sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce levels of management, I think I had 6 levels to the svp, 3 would have sufficed try to maintain knowledge within the company, keep the majority of staff long term, in the usa and totally dedicated to the otherwise great company. Be one step adhead in terms of information technology and invest in this expertise and keep it .


  2. Intern Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

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

    Pros

    Great people and professional experience!

    Cons

    My overall experience was positive


  3. Big Company, Big Challenges

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Creative environment; in a phase of innovation

    Cons

    TV industry is changing - company is aware they need to alter their business model for success - they're re-building the company with a bigger focus on content & delivering it's content on all platforms to as many viewers across the world as possible


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  5. Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company really hires the best people. Engaging, uplifting work environment.

    Cons

    Hard to advance and structured ineffectively

    Advice to Management

    more emphasis on talent retention


  6. Greatc company!

    • 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 part-time

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

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -Good food
    -Nice people
    I can't more highly recommend that you work for this fantastic and ethically responsible company.

    Cons

    -Evil company
    -Terrible management
    -No lunch breaks
    I really hate the corporate culture in this company, the management is terrible, and there are no lunch breaks!

    Advice to Management

    It would be in your interest to allow people to eat lunch during the middle of the day.


  7. Passionate Employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

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

    Pros

    Passionate Employees about the brand

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of loyalty


  8. Viacom

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

    I have been working at Viacom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New technology, good, people to work with. Good life / work balance, including summer Fridays. Many different and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Uncertainty in the workplace. Too many different types of software that are for the same purpose. Lack of continuity between groups,


  9. Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Franklin, TN

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Awesome Benefits, a million days off, fun at work activities

    Cons

    advancement is low and salary is low

    Advice to Management

    provide more opportunity to employees


  10. Amazing culture with lots of growth

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

    Pros

    the people are fun and welcoming, lots of perks, great collaboration

    Cons

    tv industry is undergoing tough times


  11. current employee

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

    I have been working at Viacom

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401K matching up to 5%, dental and vision

    Cons

    Huge amounts of ongoing layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Forgo your super bonuses and save some jobs.



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