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Viacom Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
254 Reviews
3.7
254 Reviews
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman
Philippe P. Dauman
129 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.  

    Social Media Marketing Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Social Media Associate in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Social Media Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Easy-going atmosphere, approachable and innovative staff

    Cons

    Some staff is not professional

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    Friendly work Environment. Employees are very helpful to all accommodations and needs of the other employees. Very helpful to get you where you want to go.

    Cons

    Sometimes only tedious work provided. Constant use of excel spreadsheets. Little variety of work performed throughout the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  3.  

    Love the laid back culture. Definitely a company with a rich history.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Programming Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - Programming Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Viacom as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company name to have on your resume.
    Big company with offices world-wide/ opportunity for growth.
    Not as corporate as other media companies.
    Diverse.
    Employee engagement and participation events always going on.

    Cons

    Not all positions are full-time, many are freelance which means lack of benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An increase in compensation wouldn't hurt, but it all depends on the position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Development Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Paid Internship where you get to be around creativity

    Cons

    Some light administrative stuff/coffee stuff but do it with a smile it will pay off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep giving great advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    This is a great a company. The brands that are apart of Viacom are amazing and very powerful.

    Cons

    Viacom is big and not everyone across the board is at the tipping point of innovation. If your lucky you'll work in an innovative environment. It would be smart to check out the department and that particular depts. reputation before accepting any job offers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over CEO and COO are amazing. Really does a lot for their employees. Senior management in brand and depts. be careful not to shut out talent because of favoritism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 14 people found this helpful  

    A company that looks to layoff good employees to pay off share holders and make them richer while you have no job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    Viacom is a fun place to work. Great benefits, great people and wonderful environment

    Cons

    The technical department for Viacom is poorly managed. With technical managers that argue with each other consistently and look to out preform each other's group rather than work together in providing a better network environment for end users.

    This type of culture has lead to many technical executives either fired or demoted. Finally HR does not look out for the well being of any employee in I.T or the rest of Viacom. If you've been working for Viacom for a certain amount of years (for example 12+ years), you would be targeted as the next person to layoff because you've reached a salary cap that can't go higher. The result is cutting cost by laying off good workers in order to lower the salary expense and pay shareholders by making them richer while the people that made Viacom a great company have no jobs to support their families.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Best internship experience I've had - very hands on and learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    - Bright minds who are extremely nice and helpful
    - Learned a lot
    - Great company culture

    Cons

    Seriously, there were 0 cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people!

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, hard working people.

    Cons

    Really can't think of anything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work, everyone was very nice and willing to help even though I was only an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Content Distribution Management in Miami Beach, FL
    Former Intern - Content Distribution Management in Miami Beach, FL

    I worked at Viacom as an intern

    Pros

    Great company culture, involves everyone, get interns to meet key decision makers

    Cons

    Hard to move up, low pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, Great People

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

    I worked at Viacom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Viacom is a very progressive company that truly has the best interests of its employees, at heart. It offers great pay, great benefits and an excellent work/life balance. It's also a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Senior management sometimes make decisions for short-term gains, while losing sight of longer-term strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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