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Updated October 16, 2017
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  • work life balance depends on the group (in 18 reviews)

  • Office is in the middle of Times Square (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Good pay & good benefits, you could tell that the company actually cared about you, they have a lot of groups for you to join and workout classes & cafeteria in the building.

    Cons

    Just the normal stuff at a large company, sometimes things are slower to happen and there are politics involved.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I guess every company has it's pros and cons..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's very casual, comfortable, and laid back environment. They provide many opportunities to network. Pretty much only permanent staff receive good benefits: healthcare, 401k, tuition reimbursement, etc.

    Cons

    They do not care about their freelancers and many are very underpaid. They would rather spend their money on stupid petty things, such as parties and paying for EVERYTHING for rising nobody-celebrities, than on compensating their employees. A perfect example: almost taking away our healthcare benefits to switch to a HORRIBLE "healthcare plan." Viacom also do not care much about the MTV Store employees. They get paid very little with no benefits, meanwhile working very hard and sometimes getting out past 2am with no car service back home.

    College tuition reimbursement may be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let anyone work more than 50 or 60 hours a week.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great work / life balance"

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

    Pros

    Great work / life balance, great benefits, fair compensation, laid-back atmosphere, fun employee events, corporate management encourages and supports volunteerism. Last but not least - great people.

    Cons

    Resources have been cut back over the past couple of years, like every company, in response to the downturn in the economy, so hours have been a bit longer than they used to (everyone is expected to do more with less). Hopefully this will improve once the economy turns around again.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for demonstrating that you value and appreciate your employees - if you continue to do so, you will continue to have dedicated individuals who want to contribute to the success of the company. Consider establishing an on-line anonymous "suggestion box" on the intranet, so employees can make suggestions and recommendations on how to improve things around the company.


  4. "Amazing"

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

    Pros

    Building is awesome. All kinds of cool people work there. The Lodge has great food at affordable prices.

    Cons

    Unpaid Internships. I paid money out of my own pocket to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Thank You!


  5. "Viacom is a young, fun and laid back place to work"

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

    Pros

    There is a laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    There is high turnover at viacom

    Advice to Management

    More incentive for employees to stay


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to the Treasurer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to the Treasurer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding, Exciting, Considerate, Fun, Fair

    Cons

    Location, Responsibility, Growth, Salary, Organization


  7. "Good place for interns"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    coworkers are all very friendly and everyone is willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    not much interaction between different departments--engineering, editorial, marketing, etc.

  8. "Awesome place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team, laid back, benefits

    Cons

    Not a paymaster, salary is not very high


  9. "The people are nice and willing to help you grow."

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    The pros of working for Viacom include the people, the lifestyle, the brands and the benefits. There is also plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    It is hard to come up with any cons based on my experience thus far. The biggest complaint would be the Times Square location.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the summer courses for sales, they are worth it.


  10. "Extremely pleasant and satisfying. I loved working with my co-workers."

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

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

    Pros

    The executives are extremely friendly and everyone works in a group effort. Fast paced environment that never seems to stop. There is always something exciting going on.

    Cons

    Could not work more than 30 hours a week, there was a lot of opportunity to grow and not being there made me miss out on things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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