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Updated June 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is encouraged as well as internal movement" (in 108 reviews)

  • "Has a very relaxed work environment" (in 122 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance depends on the group" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Hard to move up the ladder because employees rarely leave" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "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 Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Viacom part-time

    Pros

    Internship program, good pay, good perks - food & concerts

    Cons

    Not a lot of cross-section

  3. "Associate Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Fun relaxed environment.
    Not much micro-managing, ability to gain more responsibilities and grow. competitive pay.

    Cons

    Didn't want to hire staff producers.


  4. "Awesome people to work with and amazing HQ"

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

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria is my favorite thing in the 1515 building. You have access to all floors and can freely mingle with people in different networks. Events for career development and social opportunities are available.

    Cons

    I notice they’re only majority hiring for senior positions. No room for outside talent to come in and contribute


  5. "Client Service Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    good foundation and experience

    Cons

    salary is low, sit behind a computer a lot of the time


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, cool swag, fun events

    Cons

    Long hours, pay lower than what other companies pay for the same position


  7. "marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work at

    Cons

    none that I can think of thus far

  8. "Was once good but going down fast"

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    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A well known brand, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lay offs at least 2x/year, and more often this year. Politics and fear run rampant, no appetite for creative work, prefer "safe" work. The President acts as ECD and has his hands in every detail. Sadly, thinking outside the box is punished.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. Try new things. Let your creative leaders lead. Take risks.


  9. "Viacom"

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Work environment, PTO, Management and Benefits

    Cons

    No bonuses or special promotions

    Advice to Management

    Fight for employee bonuses


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Easy to move from team to team

    Cons

    Company is going through a restructuring period


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