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Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Company, Great Work life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere and work environment (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Depending on supervisors work/life balance can be a struggle (in 15 reviews)

  • Hudson location is much less lively than Times Square (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Technical Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively stress free work environment, with constant opportunity to learn new technologies. If you're curious about Technology, you're encouraged to learn.

    Cons

    The business continues to work in silos, which makes it difficult to properly support them. Especially when BU leadership continues to exhibit nepotism and cliquishness.

    Advice to Management

    You've done a good job at breaking down the silos in IT, keep persisting to break down the silos among the business units.


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Work life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up internally


  3. "Project Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and supportive coworkers. Tuition reimbursement is a huge plus, they offer 10K a year. Great vacation days for someone in the entry level position - 24 PTO days you can use them as you wish.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is a challenge, but then again it's a challenge everywhere you go.


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  5. "Media research."

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, access to top resources, and work with great people. Company is moving forward with some cutting edge ideas.

    Cons

    Reactive environment and management does not always put people's interest first, but hopefully that will change. Old school management is unfamiliar with newer ways of analyzing data, however seems invested in moving in growing in this area.


  6. "Ad Ops Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and great team

    Cons

    Very college like environment


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun job, positive work environment, people are friendly, pay is okay, advancement is encouraged, many Office perks like happy hour

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, assistants are undervalued, company is almost TOO big so you tend to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  8. "Viacom Lacks Unity but overall nice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful work space, friendly environment, lots of opportunities to network.

    Cons

    Can seem "click"ish, not a lot of integrated brands, some brands valued more than others.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage unity and discourage brand favoritism


  9. "Former Excessed Emplloyee Feedback"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Status to say you work for the brand.

    Cons

    They don't try to keep valuable people around.
    They are transparent enough.
    They are too stuck in their ways to embrace new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so slow to promote people- listen to those in the trenches and pay attention to the media trends. It's one of the reasons the whole Viacom brand is floundering.


  10. "Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to work with super creative people

    Cons

    The fact that it is in Times Sqaure


  11. "Design Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The job helps me to get a deeper understanding about the design project cycle and flow in large size company.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is not very lively, and the lack of creative output in a project.



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