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Viacom Media Networks Reviews

Updated September 5, 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 40 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. "Viacom Summer Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great company culture
    - lots of fun intern events

    Cons

    - a little disorganized
    - could offer more career help


  2. "Programming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment for a person seeking after college experience. they hire their interns (when possible), which makes the learning curve so much easier when you graduate. easy going work flow and great work life balance.

    Cons

    clique clique clique. you will never get anywhere unless you are in with the it crowd. people get promoted based on who their friends or family (yes, family) are. Forget enforcing results from your team, that is frowned upon in the Miami office. As long as you are friends with your direct reports and don't rock the boat, you can coast.
    Layoffs are inevitable.... most positions are based in the region and the few that are in Miami will eventually transition as well.

    Advice to Management

    The advice is for NY corporate office: take a long hard look at the Miami office. crack down on unethical behavior and favoritism. You have a great group of people there that are either let go or completely unengaged because of the way the office is being managed.

  3. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome Networks; dynamic culture; constant change

    Cons

    rapidly changing media environment; hard to keep up


  4. "Fun place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, good pay, working with smart, creative people. Work hard, play hard. Great benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall a good company with good culture and added perks

    Cons

    Lack of time to interact with leadership, lengthy hurdles to go through to get processes approved and moved forward


  6. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for professional development, great benefits, great culture

    Cons

    Moving up and promotions are more of contests of how many recommendations you can get or how important the person recommending you is - not based on talent. Also being lower on the ladder means you get stepped on very often, even when things are out of your control.

    Advice to Management

    At the department level, put more effort into getting to know your subordinates.


  7. "Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    good springboard for the future

    Cons

    mobility limited to middle management

  8. "Challenging jobs, professional growth but very bureaucratic."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Very visual company, great channels to work with and multiple learnings. Small great group works.

    Cons

    Very slow and bureaucratic feedback, no too many job position movements.


  9. "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!


  10. "Animator/Illustrator"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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