Viacom Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Viacom is Great!

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

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    - They have a great internship program with so many different departments for all interests
    - Lots of hands on learning
    - They encourage you to schedule informationals with as many different departments as you can
    - The Lodge is a great, inexpensive place to grab lunch
    - The office environment is very laid back and everyone there is super friendly

    Cons

    The Times Square Location is not the best. It can get very crowded and loud at times. If there's a special event happening, getting into the front door is a struggle.


  2. Service Desk Not the best place to work

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

    I have been working at Viacom

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building, nice Service Desk area, spacious.

    Cons

    Management hires people with no goal in mind as to what they want. Turn over rate is extremely high.


  3. Great people, mediocre leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

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

    Pros

    Average pay, great benefits
    Lots of talented people
    Flexible work schedule, depending on department/division
    Good opportunities for growth, again, depending on department/division

    Cons

    Highly politicized leadership interested more in circling the wagons than getting the job done
    Risk-averse environment stifles innovation
    Company in steep decline
    Ad-hoc, chaotic, seat-of-the-pants approach permeates every aspect of work
    Departmental/divisional silos often impedes progress

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk about innovation. Create an environment that encourages it and Do It. Conduct 360 reviews of senior leadership and weed out the career politicians and the tyrants.


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  5. Fun Place to Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Company to intern for. The office is great and there are always artist performances that you can listen to. The intern program was great and they were very open to interns helping out for projects.

    Cons

    There were a lack of opportunities since there were so many interns.

    Advice to Management

    I would say cut back on the amount of interns you hire, and I believe now they do pay the interns.


  6. A small big place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

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

    Pros

    Very casual about needing to take time off to deal with things outside of work. Most people are nice. Real a**holes don't last. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Seem to pay a bit lower than others in the biz. Info is not always disseminated well. Times Square can suck the life out of you.


  7. Viacom

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    perks, benefits, the people you work with, summer fridays, interesting work, challenging environment, work-life balance is TOPS

    Cons

    cutting through miles of red tape to get anything done, no clear career path or advancement opportunities, lack of cross-brand structure, pay is a bit on the low side

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to your employees to grow within the company. There would definitely be a much lower turnover rate within lower management positions.


  8. Excellent employer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    It's a wonderful place to work

    Cons

    It's a company in transition, we need more hits

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really, I really enjoy working here.


  9. Corporate Prison

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Viacom

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

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this place.

    Cons

    - Terrible management
    - no process
    - Hostile people
    - No company culture
    - Cold work environment
    - Ruthless management ( do or get fired whether your sick or ill or not well)
    - Dis-organized PMO
    - Sweat shop (Just tattoo your arm made to slave)

    DO NOT WORK FOR NICKELODEON ESP FOR THE PMO TEAM.

    Advice to Management

    GET YOURSELF TOGETHER AND CREATE SOME TEAM BUILDING WITHIN YOUR OWN TEAM.


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    Legal Assistant

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Friendly, casual working environment. You can wear virtually anything you want! Jeans and a t-shirt ok!

    Cons

    Long hours. Very fast paced. Not always very organized in how things are done. Outdated technology.


  11. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Viacom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Excellent people to work with, everyone is open and willing to help

    Cons

    No Cons so far, I love my job

    Advice to Management

    Great work! keep carrying on



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