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Updated January 21, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Partnership Marketing project"

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

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company - amazing department - brilliant team - doing their absolute best to ensure Nickelodeon is the number one brand in kid's media.

    Cons

    Nothing - I had an incredible experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I learned so much from my mentors at Nickelodeon, and still keep in touch with them today. Continue to keep open lines of communication with your teammates about how they can improve, and if they want to grow, change teams, etc. I was so happy to see that people were able to navigate laterally amongst different departments if they wanted to. Nick is truly a great spot to be!


  2. "Great Company and Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful team, great opportunities, training, room for growth

    Cons

    It would have been great if Viacom maintained a DC office location.

  3. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and a great place to work. Bob seems to be turning it around

    Cons

    very political culture and competitive


  4. "Former manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location
    Diligent and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Out of touch leaders at times
    Extreme politics

    Advice to Management

    None. They have taken charge and gotten rid of the bad apples.


  5. "It has its pros and cons. no upward mobility."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and culture. Comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Management does not involve employees in its changes with operations. Employees are left to deal with the poor decisions and held accountable for its faults.


  6. "Large company that supports their employees needs."

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, people and benefits. Lots of exposure to exciting projects and learning new skills.

    Cons

    Company has been going through constant change over the past few years and seems to be trying to find a place in the world of new media & content. Can be unsettling at times, especially when the creativity of the company and it’s talented personnel seems to be compromised due to lack of clarity and direction from above.


  7. "Layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, occasional flex hours.

    Cons

    No growth, low wages, layoffs since 2012.

  8. "It's corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool events and great coffee.

    Cons

    You are 100% part of the machine. Mind numbing work. The products suck.

    Advice to Management

    Do something else besides reality shows! Nobody that works there cares about the shows you have.


  9. "Excellent Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, opportunities to grow and build your skills, swag, fun employee events, flexible work schedule, and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Not a con, but a word of advice. What you put into your career is what you will get out of it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep lines of communication open from all over the business.


  10. "Summer Intern - Miami Beach Office"

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    Former Employee - MBA Summer Intern in Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - MBA Summer Intern in Miami Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment with a lot of young, smart, and very enthusiastic people. There are some very talented people there, they just need the room and autonomy to grow and develop.

    Cons

    This is strictly only about the Miami Beach office***. Some teams seem to be significantly more enjoyable to work for than others, office felt like a ghost town but that should change as they are moving to a smaller office. Aquiring information of any kind was unnecessarily challenging, and I often had to contact multiple people to gain access to standard pieces of information. Some upper level employees fostered a culture of stress, many employees are scared of some upper level executives. The only interaction I had with upper level executives was positive, but brief, most of the feedback i got about them was negative.

    Advice to Management

    Get some leadership consultants in the office to help change the culture, you have some very talented young people, but they are all stressed.