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Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Great Company, Great Work life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • great people, great work environment (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance depends on the group (in 18 reviews)

  • Times Square location can be annoying (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Life & Career Changing"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interns that take initiative can transition into employees
    -Opportunities for growth and development
    -Internal Mobility
    -Cool corporate culture and office vibe
    -Fun employee perks
    -Supportive Management
    -Flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    The main office is located in Times Square, which can be a challenging area to work because of traffic/tourists, but at least it has access to most public transportation.


  2. "Positive Summer Intern Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Easy workload
    - Easygoing work environment

    Cons

    - Lack of tasks given
    - Not much of a challenge

    Advice to Management

    - Give technical interns more practical tasks

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great people. Summer Fridays!

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry. Internal mobility is limited


  4. "Summer Internship at Viacom, New York"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -frequent events for employees
    -receptive and responsive HR department

    Cons

    -Times Square location can be annoying
    -Frequent layoffs and restructuring can create culture of fear and instability


  5. "good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people are willing to teach

    Cons

    skeptical about company growth prospect


  6. "Great Company Overall"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team energy and collaboration
    Amazing benefits

    Cons

    Consistent reorganizations of teams makes it difficult to grasp the direction of your team.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clarity to teams and reevaluate the strengths within existing teams before adding unnecessary and under-qualified recruits.


  7. "Great culture and benefits, poor outlook and product quality."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, the benefits are great, and it's fun to make a big impact on global entertainment brands.

    Cons

    The future of the company is poor, so morale isn't high. Product groups tend to focus more on satisfying deadlines and internal stakeholders rather than shipping high quality products.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality and competitors and define a future for the company.

  8. "Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Viacom (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong business performance. Merit based promotion. Competitive compensation creative environment

    Cons

    Few if any cons to express


  9. "Love it here"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, good pay, interesting projects. The corporate culture is exciting and Viacom does serious work to boost company morale.

    Cons

    Long hours / More work, with not enough people to do.


  10. "Viacom"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, tons of vacation time, casual dress code

    Cons

    Huge company, lots of red tape


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