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Viacom Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
236 Reviews
3.6
236 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.  

    Internship Program

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and early Friday dismissal. Exciting environment to work.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Left for full-time position elsewhere; management was disappointed but never offered alternative.

  2.  

    Friendly organization stuck in stagnation

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

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

    Pros

    - People in the office were generally extremely friendly
    - Young, fresh work force make it a great place to work right out of college
    - Lots of events for employees (for example, FIFA World Cup viewing "parties" in the conference room on U.S. gamedays)

    Cons

    - Moving up in the AdSales department can be tough
    - The company is stuck in its traditional view of a linear entertainment industry and will likely get left behind by its more progressive competitors in the near future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to innovate and take more risks! Being relevant in the entertainment space would go a long way towards making Viacom a desirable place to work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    $10/hour - they provide workshops throughout the summer or term you're interning to help you find future full time employment.

    Cons

    A lot of your experience depends on the team you've been given.

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    Great Internship

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Had a great time as a summer intern at Spike TV. People were great to work with, got to go on the set of some commercials and web shows, and I learned a lot about everything that goes into putting together a production. Plus softball was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend applying.

    Cons

    After a certain amount of time you run out of stuff to do, especially during huge conventions (E3, etc.), so try to bounce around to other department as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't complain about this job. It was a gret opportunity to be an intern at Spike, and I appreciate them paying us too.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Loved working here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic and young and innovative

    Cons

    More perks than great pay

  7.  

    intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Poor Management starts from the top

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

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Incredible peers. Casual and comfortable environment.

    Cons

    No longer a nice place to work. No more emphasis on creativity or personal growth. Poor executive management. Greedy people on top. No longer offers any work/life balance. Poor compensation. Too political.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    My home away from home!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Great perks but poor work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Ad Sales Service Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Ad Sales Service Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start off especially when you're young. The company has a lot of young employees and the brand name is extremely valuable on a resume when you're starting off. It's a fairly casual work culture that isn't too corporate compared to others in the industry.

    Cons

    While the overall culture varies by department, most people feel grossly over-worked as a result of high turnover and constant under-staffing. This is likely due to long hours, internal politics, limited upward mobility and salaries for the most part are below industry average across many of the business functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the company a place people want to work and never leave. Listen to employee feedback and take action when departments are unhappy. Don't just add more perks to distract people but fix the problems instead. Hire great talent and create a pay and promotional structure that is reflective of hard work rather based on internal politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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