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Viacom Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
254 Reviews
3.7
254 Reviews
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman
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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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Development Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Customer Service Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with work out facility and loads of discounts at employee web portal. Also, weekly drawings for nice prizes and gift cards given out for Christmas as well as recognizing monthly employee birthdays.

    Cons

    Micro managed on a daily basis, will check on you if in the bathroom to long, and would want you back from break like a minute early. Who does that? Management cares nothing about their employees and will step over you to get to the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good and bad

    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    summer fridays, fun environment, food perks,

    Cons

    middle management is shady, unprofessional employees, don't know what to expect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a job description for some of the entry level jobs

  6. 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

  7.  

    Senior Project Manager

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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

    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
  8.  

    IT helpdesk Representative

    • 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

    Pros

    Get to know all of your employees

    Cons

    Gets boring and don't learn new things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer courses and certifications paid by the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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