Viacom Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Development Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Viacom as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Paid Internship where you get to be around creativity

    Cons

    Some light administrative stuff/coffee stuff but do it with a smile it will pay off

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving great advice

  2. Helpful (1)

    Very Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom

    Pros

    Friendly work Environment. Employees are very helpful to all accommodations and needs of the other employees. Very helpful to get you where you want to go.

    Cons

    Sometimes only tedious work provided. Constant use of excel spreadsheets. Little variety of work performed throughout the job.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (1)

    Come if you're easily motivated by fancy lobby decor!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A well known brand on your resume
    Three holiday parties in one week
    Generally great colleagues

    Cons

    Layoffs
    Management trumpeting creativity and innovation - just because we launched an app?
    People have to leave or die for you to get promoted - it's all about head count
    HR doesn't exist
    Poorly invested internal resources - rather than spend money on an ice skating rink in the lobby for the holidays or warm sushi at Roseland Ballroom for a company party, how about letting people keep their jobs?

    Advice to Management

    Viacom is not a startup. I've worked at a startup. I have friends who work at startups. This is not one.

    I applaud the attempt to change the culture but until the big wigs who wield all the power step aside and allow fresher, younger, truly innovative minds assume stronger roles, Viacom will continue to be a struggling TV conglomerate with an even more struggling identity crisis.

    The hip lobby decor and all the rhetoric about innovation and creativity can't hide that it will still be an old boy corporate network with slim to none career advancement until new team-oriented leadership emerges.

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  5. Senior Project Manager

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    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

    This is a great a company. The brands that are apart of Viacom are amazing and very powerful.

    Cons

    Viacom is big and not everyone across the board is at the tipping point of innovation. If your lucky you'll work in an innovative environment. It would be smart to check out the department and that particular depts. reputation before accepting any job offers.

    Advice to Management

    Over CEO and COO are amazing. Really does a lot for their employees. Senior management in brand and depts. be careful not to shut out talent because of favoritism.

  6. Great people!

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Viacom

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, hard working people.

    Cons

    Really can't think of anything.

  7. Best internship experience I've had - very hands on and learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Bright minds who are extremely nice and helpful
    - Learned a lot
    - Great company culture

    Cons

    Seriously, there were 0 cons.

  8. Awesome place to work, everyone was very nice and willing to help even though I was only an intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Content Distribution Management in Miami Beach, FL
    Former Intern - Content Distribution Management in Miami Beach, FL

    I worked at Viacom as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, involves everyone, get interns to meet key decision makers

    Cons

    Hard to move up, low pay

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, Great People

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

    I worked at Viacom full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Viacom is a very progressive company that truly has the best interests of its employees, at heart. It offers great pay, great benefits and an excellent work/life balance. It's also a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Senior management sometimes make decisions for short-term gains, while losing sight of longer-term strategy.

  10. Customer Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Viacom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with work out facility and loads of discounts at employee web portal. Also, weekly drawings for nice prizes and gift cards given out for Christmas as well as recognizing monthly employee birthdays.

    Cons

    Micro managed on a daily basis, will check on you if in the bathroom to long, and would want you back from break like a minute early. Who does that? Management cares nothing about their employees and will step over you to get to the top.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.

  11. good and bad

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

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

    Pros

    summer fridays, fun environment, food perks,

    Cons

    middle management is shady, unprofessional employees, don't know what to expect

    Advice to Management

    Have a job description for some of the entry level jobs

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MTV Networks Christmas Party 2003 at Hammerstein Ballroom
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