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Viacom Overview

New York, NY
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (VIA)
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$10+ billion (USD) per year

Working at Viacom

Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, we know what our viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media.

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Company Updates

  • Our Viacom website has relaunched and now includes a newsroom that’s packed full of industry news, stories behind our brands and the future of the media industry. Explore it here:

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    The definitive source for breaking news, thought leadership and feature stories about Viacom and the future of the entertainment industry.

  • For years TMNT, one of Viacom's biggest brands, has been the number one selling action figure. Here’s how the constant reinvention of the famous turtles has helped licensors invent products that consumers covet.

    Nickelodeon's Evolved 'Turtles,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Hamilton' Among Licensing Innovators

    Licensing is more complex than ever, as studios and networks compete for increasingly distracted consumers. But Star Wars; Overwatch League; and Snoop Dogg 's marijuana products are among the content creators inventing products consumers covet. Here are six companies, stars or shows showing the way.

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Viacom – Why Work For Us?


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Viacom is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories. The official Viacom site contains information about our brands and company culture.

With media networks reaching approximately 700 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, BET Her, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA.

Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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The strength of our company is​ our people, some of the most talented and creative in the industry. Our multigenerational, multicultural workforce has shaped a unique culture centered on creative excellence, teamwork, opportunity and inclusion. We work hard to ensure that our diverse collection of creative thinkers, dreamers and doers are empowered to be their complete self and do their best work; and we are committed to fostering an environment that engages and respects all of our employees.

Viacommunity: Driving Social Impact

Viacommunity is the global umbrella covering all of Viacom’s social impact and purpose-driven initiatives. By leveraging Viacom’s culture of creativity, Viacommunity offers programs that empower, engage and inspire our employees, audiences and company to make a difference in the global communities we serve.


Why Join Viacom?

Viacom has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. At Viacom, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.


Why Intern at Viacom?

Want to activate your career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount, and more? Viacom’s National Internship and Post-Graduate Programs allows you to start and grow your career in a vibrant and inclusive environment working with students and employees from various backgrounds. Through our varied program offerings, you’ll gain exposure across the organization while making meaningful connections for your future and accessing exciting career opportunities.

Viacom Internship Perks: Professional Development and More

Our program’s mission is to identify, retain, and grow our top interns! The Viacom Campus to Career team will hold sessions each semester to help interns network, build skills, and receive feedback. From resume workshops and career seminars, to in house networking events, and advice from recruiters – we are committed to helping talent grow at Viacom. Additionally, interns often have the opportunity to attend Daily Show tapings, screenings, focus groups and more! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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    Amazing company - amazing department - brilliant team - doing their absolute best to ensure Nickelodeon is the number one brand in kid's media.


    Nothing - I had an incredible experience.

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    Keep doing what you're doing! I learned so much from my mentors at Nickelodeon, and still keep in touch with them today. Continue to keep open lines of communication with your teammates about how they can improve, and if they want to grow, change teams, etc. I was so happy to see that people were able to navigate laterally amongst different departments if they wanted to. Nick is truly a great spot to be!

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Viacom Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Viacom (New York, NY) in December 2015.


    Group interview with round robin style. Met in presentation room with HR, followed by tour of offices and round robin interview with multiple engineers at the company. They asked many questions about testing, projects, etc.

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    • What are your experiences with testing?   1 Answer
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Viacom Awards & Accolades

  • Top 40 Companies at Attracting and Keeping Top Talent, LinkedIn, 2016
  • Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies to Work For, Indeed, 2016
  • 39 Most Popular, Most Flexible Companies, FlexJobs, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Indeed, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Magazine, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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