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Viacom Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
229 Reviews
3.6
229 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.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Publicist in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Publicist in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good leaders, many perks, respectful co-workers, good hours, nice vacation time, summer Fridays, good maternity leave, bereavement time off, overall great place to work, good overtime opportunities during awards shows

    Cons

    Hard to rise through the ranks, facilities management stinks, budget cuts, hard to get time off sometimes, lay offs periodically, new SVPs take a while to get their bearings, hard to balance work and life sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great for just out of College or Highschool!

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package is the ONLY thing the Franklin, TN location has going for them.

    Cons

    Very top heavy and it is most certainly all about who you know in order to be promoted. HR not on site and very hard to get anyone in NY to contact you. Agressive work force and very little team work. Annual raise is not even a cost of living raise and there are no bonuses unless you are a Manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to NY - please wipe out the Managers/Directors in Franklin and try again. Compensate better and offer bonuses to the backbone of your company...your actual workers. Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Viacom

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and excellent benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons at all!

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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere and great management

    Cons

    No cons a great place and great people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Fun environment and nice people willing to help you in your career

    Cons

    Large company so my experience will not apply to everyone's experience. Your judge of the company will depend on the division you work for. The channel and the department.

  7.  

    Best internship I've had

    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Countless entertainment events, good benefits, newest and most innovative media strategies and managers who make sure you're getting the most out of the experience

    Cons

    Location is hectic and hours are long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understaffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr Analyst, IT support related role- Viacom formerly branded as MTV Networks (MTVN)

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    You will work very hard for very little incentive (24/7 at times), but company is very good at benefits like a paid volunteer day (if you can get the time away to attend), health benefits, and they put a lot of money and effort into decor. Occasionally they will also host local companies to come in and cook for the employees, sell their wares, or have fun contests (say to pick the next new vendor for cookies or coffee). Great place for internships and for inexperienced employees.

    Cons

    You will work very hard for very little incentive (24/7 at times), but you get little recognition or reward; 0-3% raises each year depending on your managers input. You will find absentee managers, directors, and VP's who are hardly ever in the office (IE not working & no, they aren't working from home or on the road). High turnover, a lot of IT jobs are in/outsourced. They no longer offer pensions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay non-managerial employees more. Reduce the senior management team. Hire more highly qualified IT professionals that are able to communicate an idea competently and well to those they serve. Take action to address and reduce high turnover. Allow all employees mobility, encourage it, it will lead to a better understanding of the business overall and create greater appreciation for others.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Could be good

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of room to move around when opportunities arise.

    Cons

    Certain networks, and certain departments there in have leaders who leave a lot to be desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Incredible People

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

    I have been working at Viacom part-time

    Pros

    People are not only friendly, but really go out of their way to help you with anything that you need. I love my team, they have supported me in every way regarding my personal life and career. They have a great work/life balance, especially with Summer Fridays.

    Cons

    Getting a full time offer is difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great`

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    Fun and lively place to work

    Cons

    Long hours can be exhausting

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