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Updated March 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Company, Great Work life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Relatively stress free work environment, with constant opportunity to learn new technologies (in 46 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 24 reviews)

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  1. "In Flux"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, fast pace, interesting events and people

    Cons

    Inconsistent management, frequent turnover/layoffs/firings, limited internal growth


  2. "great people"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people at Viacom are really great - everyone is talented and has some side project or interest. with the new CEO things are changing a bit for the better, too

    Cons

    they need to decide which direction we're going in and keep to it for a while. they didn't really know what to do.

    Advice to Management

    transparency and make it very clear what the company, team and employee goals are


  3. "Viacom Lacks Unity but overall nice"

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    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


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  5. "Former Excessed Emplloyee Feedback"

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    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.


  6. "Project Based Employment at Viacom"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    Good pay rate, limited insurance & HR benefits after 12 months

    Cons

    Lack of job security and severance


  7. "Tough environment"

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

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Viacom offers a great deal of vacation days

    Cons

    Management is tough and rigid at times


  8. "Stable Job, Bureaucratic and Slow Movin"

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work culture.

    Cons

    The company is bureaucratic, slow moving, and trails the industry in terms of technical aptitude. The pay is way below market.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "EVP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Moneys the reason to work there

    Cons

    Morale is low because of corporate scandals

    Advice to Management

    Fresh blood is needed ASAP


  10. Helpful (1)

    "great for recent grads"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good coworkers, great locations. tons of job opportunities under the viacom umbrella

    Cons

    Nobody was full time. Need to hire more full time workers

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full time employees


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job to have with them

    Cons

    To many work ours to work



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