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Viacom Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
210 Reviews
3.8
210 Reviews
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman
Philippe P. Dauman
111 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Very fun internship! The environment is lively and I gained many skills in a short period of time.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of information for events that interns can become involved in.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was great. Great management and respectable company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Viacom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work enviroment and culture. People were great to work with

    Cons

    No close relationship with management was a con

  3.  

    HR Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom as an intern

    Pros

    Great Internship and a lot of hands on work.

    Cons

    The internship was great!

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  5.  

    Production Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers
    Strong values
    Fun work environment
    Great location
    willingness to train employees
    strong social activism
    constantly changing fast paced environment

    Cons

    Poor management
    Terrible work/life balance
    zero direction
    constant mismanagement of objectives and employees
    will forever be chasing Millenlials and the youth culture in general

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are strong.

    Cons

    Challenging to advance or move departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add 360 reviews to find your bad managers who manage up well.

  7.  

    Freelance Motion Designer

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice, the work I did for them was creative and they took it in with an open mind. I would love to work for them anytime.

    Cons

    It's goes the same for all big companies, it takes a bit of time to get things 'approved'

    Recommends
  8.  

    Executive Offices

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

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    Smart, directed chairman of the board and chief executive officers

    Cons

    There are no cons working here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Vastly improved from 8 years ago

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

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

    Pros

    Personal growth, health benefits, training, networking opportunities, informationals, community responsibility

    Cons

    Networks and departments operate in silo, lack of checks and balances, introduction of new processes and software without adequate training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Greatest place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks, smart, committed team of people. Lots of opportunity for growth and creativity. The compensation tends to be very competitive. Generous benefits as well. Many people start careers there, leave and come back better than ever and ready to give it their all. The company welcomes that.

    Cons

    Sometimes not clear how promotions or reorgs work. Reviews are not consistent across department so can feel like being graded on a curve.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    "get in, get your experience, get out"

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -GREAT experience
    -actively gay-friendly
    -smart people
    -highly creative environment
    -global impact

    Cons

    -insulting compensation
    -unreasonable deadlines
    -company runs on disposable labor (i.e. freelancers)
    -talent retention doesn't really happen (see above)
    -many layers of approval needed to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Hire freelancers. Pay everyone market rate. Stop cutting benefits every year. Really put your money where your mouths are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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