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Viacom Media Networks New York City Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Viacom Media Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, summer Fridays, insane amount of PTO, lots of perks and great health benefits (in 39 reviews)

  • The company atmosphere is lighthearted and laid back (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance wasn't great, but it was manageable (in 16 reviews)

  • long long hours can be draining (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Best INternship experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Operations Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Operations Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Everyone is open to help you in your career growth

    Cons

    I did find myself taking work home due to a huge workload, but this was mainly due to an old software the comapny was using. they have updated


  2. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, summer Fridays, insane amount of PTO, lots of perks and great health benefits.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!

  3. "Animator/Illustrator"

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

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

    Pros

    friendly people, chill environment, n/a

    Cons

    disorganization, miscommunication, no benefits, n/a


  4. "We can do it for $X? Now lets do it for X minus Y."

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It paid well and challenged me to remember how I produced low budget projects back in film school. The company has a strong pedigree of good content, from Nickelodeon to MTV.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with the position and the company in general lead to a low morale culture, and productivity suffered as a result.


  5. "You Never Know"

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    Former Contractor - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young but talented staff. Close knit. Awesome production management team (always willing to help even at the eleventh hour).

    Cons

    Favoritism is key. If you came in without having a strong or previous relationship with upper management it is hard to advance. Because there was a shift in content, senior staff feared that they would lose their positions and created a toxic space with lack of communication. PAs and APs were asked to do more than they were compensated for. Not much diversity in their digital department.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire friends.


  6. "Negative Experiance"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Nice easy environment, work is less

    Cons

    Less learning opportunity, No full time offers

    Advice to Management

    Automatic job offers to interns if you like them


  7. "Fun. Tons of pressure. Didn't know if my job would be around the next week."

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    Former Employee - Sarah in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sarah in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work at. Definitely felt lucky and priviledged to work there.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of my department, I never knew if executives would eventually cut the department to save money. Being creative was not particularly welcomed. Efficiency was rewarded.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "You feel privileged to work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in with a lot of perks.

    Cons

    Upper management is a total nightmare. Not a great environment for women to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together; it's 2017!


  9. "Commercial Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great PTO days and amazing culture. Although it's not what it use to be, the company is a great place to start your career in Media.

    Cons

    Upper management has driven the company into a bad state. Massive layoffs have eroded talent and made a lot of people jump ship. Not a great place for promotions and salary is not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    You need the best creative team to bring fresh and cool shows for their target demo.


  10. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Partner Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Partner Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work. Very kind smart people.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say.


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