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Viacom Media Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance - great for working moms or for people who have other pursuits outside of their day job (in 41 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 22 reviews)

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  1. "Former Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Learned from other employees, both interdepartmental and those who shared the wing
    -Free swag/event opportunities
    -No getting coffee for other employees
    -Insight on how things operate cross departmentally and from start-to-finish
    - Summer hours (Friday's off)

    Cons

    -Internship sponsor was uninterested in sponsoring/mentoring (leave for the day without saying anything)-Sponsor showed minimal guidance (i.e. vague timeline / minimal direction)
    - No pay

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure the sponsor is capable and willing to be in charge of an intern. It definitely makes or breaks the internship experience.


  2. "Pretty boring unless you're a full time employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual Dress
    Laid Back Environment
    A lot of job opportunities

    Cons

    No perks, promotions.
    Employees in my department didn't speak to the interns
    not enough legitimate work for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take interns if you don't need them.

  3. "unexpected place"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - HR team made the interns feel welcomed
    - learning opportunities outside of your area of interest/internship responsibilities
    - talented staff
    - work/life balance seems good

    Cons

    - people are too busy to talk/teach you things
    - couldn't tell if people were actually happy to be working there

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your interns as people who do your work for you, instead actually take the time to get to know them and mentor them. An internship is a two way street. It would be nice to compensate the interns too - unpaid internships are unjust in so many ways.


  4. "Intern slave labor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool company vision, central location in NYC, varied creative departments and channels within network, occasional celebrity sightings in office

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, unstructured intern training/events, too many students to accommodate for (500 interns/semester), lack of day to day work, difficult to get full time hire after internship

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to mentor interns rather than just give them leftover managerial work to do


  5. "Series Development Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Resume Builder
    -Bagel Thursdays
    -Staff that remembers you for later hire

    Cons

    -You almost never have contact with anyone above a coordinator... unless they love you
    -Really mundane tasks
    -Unlike some internships, they make you get them food almost every lunch time.

    Advice to Management

    Give the interns more to do


  6. "Too big, too much a$$ kissing, but looks great on a resume!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was an intern, but this is what I observed:

    -Laid back environment
    -Casual attire
    -Looks great on a resume
    -Nice people for the most part

    Cons

    -MTV is huge so you feel like a number
    -WAY too much a$$ kissing (not my style)
    -Located in an annoying spot (Times Square)
    -Does not guarantee you a job when you finish your internship

    Advice to Management

    -Listen more to ideas of the people working under you
    -Become more in touch with the company's younger targeted audience


  7. "I loved the culture and the variety of tasks at hand."

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    Former Intern - Production Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Production Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great perks
    Access to events and episodes before public

    Cons

    Not noticed easily
    Unpaid
    Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns more guidance with their career paths, be more honest about how competitive it is to get a job there.

  8. "Good for your resume"

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

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

    Pros

    Good experience and good for your resume.

    Cons

    However, it is known as an intern factory.


  9. "Generally nice coworkers but little mobility"

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    Current Intern - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, hip and modern work place with a young demographic. Dress is casual and people seem interested in meeting others. Easy to be hired as an intern.

    Cons

    Little mobility within the company and limited benefits turn me off from this company. The atmosphere, while fun, can seem a bit unprofessional at times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, but often neglected."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - in NY
    - popular amongst the younger generation
    - looks good on resume
    - meet with tons of people

    Cons

    - those tons of people forget you
    - no real learning
    - mostly a delivery person for the producers

    Advice to Management

    take better care of your interns


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