Viacom Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Director

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    • 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 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer Fridays are a tremendous perk.

    Cons

    Once a vibrant creative company (MTV Networks) that fostered growth and unmatched company culture, that has now stagnated into a Corporate machine, with a disposable regard for employees (on-going lay-offs).

    Advice to Management

    The continued lay-offs are killing company morale. The company needs to get out of the negative headlines and find a future, or be left behind.

  2. Great company to work puts a lot of emphasis on giving back to their employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on your department/management Viacom has really good work/life benefits . Annual kids Day, Viacommunity Day, employee cafeteria featuring special guests chefs and food from around the world, employee print lounge, wellness center. I could go on. I've had 4 different managers and I have always been treated with respect and trust to do the job I was hired to do.

    Cons

    Two big cons.. 1.The company seems to "clean house" every year. Some years are bigger cuts than others, but no one is safe no matter your position or how long you are at the company. 2. Unless you are in Sales, opportunity for advancement is very lacking. It's not enough to prove yourself, go above and beyond and strive to improve your role. To get promoted you need to basically recreate a new role. Which means combining several roles into one.

    Advice to Management

    I feel very lucky to work for such a great company as Viacom, however I know that at any point I can get a call from HR and it's all over. It makes for a very stressful work environment and is very hard to show any kind of loyalty. The lack of communication from SVP's (not top management) to their teams contributes to the feeling of uneasiness from employees so a lot of time is wasted on people talking about what they think is going to happen in their department. It makes employees want to jump ship for steadier grounds.

  3. Producer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Positive, intelligent, co-workers. Encourages work/life balance.

    Cons

    Constant lay-offs and lower salaries.

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  5. Summer Intern

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, life-work balance

    Cons

    super low hourly compensation, they don't really value interns and their work

  6. Marketing Manager

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. Great benefits, klout, recognition, etc

    Cons

    Room for advancement seems limited.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more.

  7. Director,

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

    I worked at Viacom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse staff with emphasis on global inclusion

    Cons

    Bad management, no career path in sight.
    Too many layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Company lacks creative leadership.

  8. My overall experience working for the company was a positive experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vh1- Business & Legal Affairs Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vh1- Business & Legal Affairs Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has many instituted many work/life incentive programs that I didn't have or were in it's infancy stage. Great health benefits (medical/dental), 401K, summer Fridays (memorial thru labor day), summer breakfast fridays (this varies by dept. Not sure id they have anymore)

    Employees alao now have access to a yoga/workout room with scheduled classes.

    Cons

    Depending on your dept. the work load can really get to you. Make it a point to speak up ans coomunicate with your supervisor. Like any company teams/depts can be cliquish. Know when to choose your battles and stay away from gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on your pathto a better work/lofe balance and value your long time employees before dismissing them when it comes time to "restructure".

  9. Generally a great place to work with numerous opportunities for growth and a diverse workforce

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Endless opportunity due to the many different brands owned by Viacom. You never know who you'll meet or connect with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Unclear structure and overall direction at times. High turnover rate; they seem to have massive layoffs every few years.

  10. Great company

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are great
    Environment is young and energetic

    Cons

    Some departments have little room for movement

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within

  11. Viacom has been like a family to me

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Viacom is a great company to work for -- it attracts great people who work hard but make going to work easy and through the hectic times -- fun !

    Cons

    Salary increases are low -- and every few years they go through a sweep of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty should stand for something - especially if employees are producing above and beyond expectations

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MTV Networks Christmas Party 2003 at Hammerstein Ballroom
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