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"One year so far and still going strong"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Relaxed and creative company culture
Diverse group of brands (MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures, BET, VH1, CMT, TV Land, Spike, NIckelodeon)
Great Perks

Cons

The Media industry is at an exciting cross roads. TV viewing habits have shifted towards various emerging platforms as well as towards TV viewing that is not as time senstive (e.g. DVRs). This can be both an opportunity and a risk.

Other Employee Reviews for Viacom

  1. "Fun place to work with great, talented co workers who generally have creative ideas and solutions"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People! Creative folks who have fun while working hard

    Cons

    Lost focus on brands in focus on bottom line. Recent years of cost cutting are taking a toll.

    Advice to Management

    Back to basics, what made MTV and Nick great for so many years was a focus on creative ideas, execution and vs such a focus on bottom line. Lets strike a balance - we can deliver shareholder value by spending to get us back to where we were creatively in the past.


  2. "A chaos storm of epic proportions that is fast slipping in the digital media world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people, fun vibe, benefits are ok, have every tool needed for success.

    If you want to work 9-5(ish) and just kind of drift along, might be good environment.

    Cons

    No real career opportunities (don't believe recruiters), after talking to other folks it's typical to get stuck in your same position for a long time, lots of pretending/not much actual knowledge.

    Also, you're going to be at your starting salary (with minimal bumps) for a very long time. Be aware of that.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a vision that does more than celebrate diversity. Viacom could be OWNING the digital space right now. But there's a reason why Hulu is the number one monetized video ad site right now.

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