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Viacom Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
217 Reviews
3.7
217 Reviews
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Viacom President, CEO, and Director Philippe P. Dauman
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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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  1.  

    Run by dishonest and greedy people

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

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    Summer Fridays help get you through the weeks

    Cons

    Mediocrity in all corners of the company. Nasty politics drive out talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about the billionaires club and invest in content and your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    The location is good, the building is cool, people are laid back, really nice environment.

    Cons

    The pay isn't very high, work advancement is almost non-existent, sometimes a little boring when there are no tasks or the tasks are things others don't want to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay more and give more advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Loved working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and young and innovative

    Cons

    More perks than great pay

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  5.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    The office is super cute and my supervisor is so night. You get change to meet the super stars.

    Cons

    The salary is not high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun while it lasted. Good place to get stuck.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very relax environment. My boss was the best I have ever worked for in any environment or profession. No dress code, very flexible hours, good work life balance. Training provided. Summer Fridays, and lots of time off.

    Cons

    Very relax environment. - You get sucked in. No sense of urgency. Management does not care about its employees (I was one of the lucky ones) ZERO ZERO room for growth or advancement. No direction and management can't get out of their own way or get their heads out of someplace dark....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QUIT!!! You have all been there to long and have no sense of direction other than what is being thrown around in the town hall with the latest buzz words. You have lost the trust and respect of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    My home away from home!

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, content and diversity of the role is excellent.
    work life balance is on par
    great internal resources and benefits for employees and thier families
    the culture is informal, diverse, yet fast paced and challenging.

    Cons

    Pay is not a competitive as other industries; however for the work life balance and the environment - it is payment enough.
    Hard to move up the ladder..it takes a lot of years to get recognized for promotions based on budgeting restraints?
    Could be a little more strategic- but again this is a creative Media company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities internally for EE's to move up the ladder.
    Don't settle for C/Satisfactory employees. You have a lot of veterans here that are not pulling thier weight and they keep them without regard to thier productivity and worth. Not all but there are still a lot of those stragglers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome start to my career

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    Current Employee - Department Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Department Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's amazing to work on projects that seem to shaping our pop culture (VMA's, Music Awards, New programming)

    Cons

    the experiences really vary depending on your department. The constant restructuring can make our team feel a lot like chess pieces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work on finding ways to share ideas across Viacom. There are some brilliant assistants with awesome ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Viacom didnt seem that unprofessional

    Former Employee - Music Programmer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Music Programmer in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    The company seems like a trustworthy place to work, providing a lot of potential for the employees.

    Cons

    Absolutely lacking in the dialogue between people applying for jobs and HR department

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    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

  11.  

    Best Internship

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    • 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

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