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Viacom Media Networks Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • The company atmosphere is lighthearted and laid back (in 43 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. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, many opportunities to learn and grow. Workplace culture is a plus.

    Cons

    Salaries could be better for departments hat support the more "glamorous" departments.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, if you can stand the heat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality of life, flex hours and embrace of all walks of life make this place worth considering. Did I mention Summer Fridays?

    Cons

    It's a great brand to work on, and they know it. Will work you to the bone, but those who can cut it will rise to the top. Salary may be a little lower than some competitors....


  3. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you learn a ton about the industry!

    Cons

    If you are a fall intern there is way too much down time. Pitches to airing happens winter though summer so the fall can be very boring.


  4. "Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MTV is a great place to work. Some perks include a casual dress code, an excellent benefits package, fun work environment, and generous paid time off.

    Cons

    Located in Times Square New York; Cafeteria food is not very good; company has a tendency to low-ball employee compensation.

    Advice to Management

    All employees should receive the minimum base salary based on the market average for that title.


  5. "Great learning experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great laid back environment
    Always learn something new
    Get to meet and work with friendly people

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels a little too laid back


  6. "Very poor representation of women and minorities in leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Very very creative environment, very friendly, supportive staff.

    Cons

    Currently very very male-dominated and -oriented senior leadership team. Almost no women in power whatsoever -- very depressing. Too much overpaid senior management (far too many lame ducks abusing spending accounts while more junior staff can hard get an extra $50), WAY too much middle management/ VP bloat, too much emphasis on the buzzwords and Techcrunch outlook of the day and not a longterm strategy. Too many kids in roles they're way too junior for. Endless red tape. Very little overall focus. Goals and priorities aren't articulated, half the time you don't even know which team you're officially working on. (Not kidding). Successes of teams and wholes aren't celebrated -- only the same few individuals are celebrated.


  7. "Best employment experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are awesome and make the work experience enjoyable. Upper management is very supportive in helping you grow and develop in the field. The culture here is also what you would expect of MTV--very chill and friendly.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better.


  8. "Do your time, get a better job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent money and good work experience. Work there long enough then go get a good job somewhere else. Summer Fridays are nice.

    Cons

    It is all about CYA and passing the buck. So many lame policies and rules. Can't get anything done due to middle management.


  9. "MTV Networks, Marketing - Creative Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and fun.

    Cons

    None! Only the commute for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - Great benefits
    - Free to drive innovation
    - Amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    - Its a big corporation so getting traction for projects can be hard. Loads of diplomacy and politicking needs to happen. You have to drive it because nobody else will
    - Every two years they shake the snow globe and make arbitrary cuts and restructuring
    - Senior management Goldfish syndrome (30 second memory inside a glass bowl)


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