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Viacom CEO Robert Bakish
Robert Bakish
186 Ratings
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  • "Horrible work life balance (depending on which team your on)(in 36 reviews)

  • "Hard to move up the ladder depending on the group you are in(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Partnership Marketing project"

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    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 Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Fun, diverse & dynamic workplace

    Cons

    Stressful rounds of lay offs

  3. "Good"

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Opportunities, fun work environment, great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be political.

  4. "Good institution for learning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    There is a wealth of knowledge at Viacom and several seasoned professionals who are willing to share their experiences.

    Cons

    Advancement can be tough at Viacom. The salaries are often more competitive elsewhere. Viacom is a great place to start and pick up experience then as other opportunities for upward moves come available, you can make the move.

  5. "great company"

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      Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

      I have been working at Viacom full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great culture, work hard-play hard. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Salary is not competitive

    • "Great place"

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      Former Employee - Communications Coordinator in Miami, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Viacom full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Culture work perks travel meeting celebrities

      Cons

      Freelance five years no benefits

      Advice to Management

      Offer PBE benefits

    • "Great Benefits and activities"

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        Former Employee - Operations Coordinator 

        I worked at Viacom full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Great Benefits, people, and activities

        Cons

        didn't feel motivated in my department

      • "Customer Service Rep @ Viacom"

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          Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY

          I have been working at Viacom full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          -Solid work benefits -Flexible work hours

          Cons

          -Pay is on the weaker side per industry standards

        • "Director, Communications"

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

          I have been working at Viacom full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Flexibility, opportunities to learn, great culture, great pay

          Cons

          None that I can think of

          Advice to Management

          The efforts to improve Viacom’s culture have paid off - great place to work!

        • Helpful (1)

          "Like the Devil Wears Prada with Kids & Teens - Work Hard but then Leave"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Viacom full-time for more than 6 years

          Pros

          If you are dedicated, you will build a portfolio of career-building experiences that make you an asset to other companies after you leave. People often in the same position level as you or under you are some of the best people you will ever meet in your life. You will create friendships and camaraderie that will extend beyond your career.

          Cons

          The conglomerate over-communicates inclusion and diversity, but it really lacks emotional connection with employees and exec management. Execs do a very poor job of building their teams and as a result, business lines are run by people that don't always support their immediate team mates. The company also lacks the thinking of new age strategy in the digital spectrum - even down to the emails, the clock is turned back...

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          Advice to Management

          Execs - spend more time with your teams, influence your teams to be positive together, hire from within, let go of people that don't embrace or inspire others instead of promoting them and don't be afraid to try new things because honestly, you need to and you need to including all members of your team, and not one one or two. Management - your role is more than just making your team put slides together to show to...

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