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"Pay well, but for a reason..."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great brands, fun perks, some old school media benefits.

Cons

Crazy, chaotic environment. Very political.

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  1. "Politics and who you know rules"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Very casual environment, super talented and cool lower level people, decent pay.

    Cons

    Unless you are "in" with someone up in the company, don't expect to get anywhere. The execs let people under them (usually middle management) get away with everything. Even if you go to HR. Nothing happens. Working for one of the operating companies might be different (eg one of the channels).

    Advice to Management

    LIsten to the constructive criticism of all people at all levels. Take performance reviews more seriously.


  2. "Full potential is not recognized"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant
    Current Employee - Production Assistant
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are exposed to the latest trends in media, you are invited to hear performances from the hottest artists of today and you are part of a company who is leading the TV industry by setting trends.

    Cons

    Since this is such a big organization, it's very difficult to move up. Unless someone leaves, one could remain in an assistant/low level position for two years.

    Advice to Management

    Take a stronger role in managing freelance works. HR needs to be more involved and project based employees should be evaluated each year and considered for other jobs within the company once work is no longer available for them.

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