Viacom
3.6 of 5 150 reviews
www.viacom.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Viacom Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
Viacom – US – “MTV Networks Christmas Party 2003 at Hammerstein…”

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3.6 150 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(82 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "N/A - I was an intern with the company, but they seem to have a very good work/life balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Fun company, laid-back work environment"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "In times square, poor compensation, cog in a machine, a lot of red tape, constant turnover"
    in 6 reviews
  • "No positions for entry level in the Fiance department"
    in 4 reviews
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Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom as an intern for less than a year

ProsFelt like I was really part of the team I was working for and I learned a lot. Viacom started paying their intern last summer which is great
Very great community

ConsCompany is very large, so it is hard to know everyone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best company you DON'T want to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Viacom full-time

ProsGood benefits. Relaxed atmosphere. Interesting people.

ConsNearly impossible to get promoted. No loyalty to employees. Mass layoffs are common and happen quietly, even when the company posts revenue increases to the public.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic Internship

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom as an intern for less than a year

ProsPeople were great to work with, fantastic learning experience.

ConsFull potential not recognized. No real offers once the internship is over.

Advice to Senior ManagementFunnel the interns into the company, make the intern program more competitive.

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Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom full-time for more than 8 years

ProsA large company with great benefits. If you are fortunate enough to work for an area that is the "flavor of the day" you can have a really good experience.

ConsAs is often the case in large companies, you'll have to be "in" with the right people to get ahead. Joining the "boys club" is not easy at all. The company has changed a lot since the early days of MTV.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you truly want participation and growth from your employees, it's time that upper management stopped pretending to care and actually got to know the people who work for them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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West Coast Series Production Management Internship

West Coast Series Production Management Intern (Current Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

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

ProsLocation. Paid internship. Great co-workers and department. Responsibility is encouraged and rewarded.

ConsLot of paperwork. Not much access to content.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Company Ever

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Viacom as an intern for less than a year

ProsNo matter where you are in the company, your skills and opinions are valued. The company fuels creativity and inspires employees to work their hardest.

ConsWish the internship lasted longer!

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Wonderful work culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Viacom

ProsYung and fun atmosphere to work in.

ConsVery competitive for entry level

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great talents & teams.

Designer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsThey have great culture. Fun place to work.

ConsNot many opportunities to growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey should value their employees more. So many talented people under estimated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome but hard to get in

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Viacom

ProsGreat food ;Great People; Great location with fantastic view

ConsSometimes workload were kind of crazy

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Great, innovative company

Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFun company, laid-back work environment

ConsHard to move up from the intern level

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time with interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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