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Viacom Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Company, Great Work life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • work environment, coworkers and projects (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance depends on the group (in 18 reviews)

  • Office is in the middle of Times Square (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "The past few years at Viacom have been very chaotic."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Information Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Information Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Viacom is a global company. Therefore there is much opportunity to get involved in many initiatives. The company is entertainment and media focused, so it had a relatively relaxed and liberal culture. Many good people work there despite the recent troubles of the company.

    Cons

    In recent years working at the company has been chaotic and insecure. Recent well publicized battles among senior leadership, reorganization and reductions in staff have made working at Viacom difficult.


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    work perks
    great people
    great hours
    A Real Family

    Cons

    Salary could match the financial districts assistant salaries
    Times Square

  3. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits including flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Higher ups tend to stay making room to grow difficult.


  4. "ad operations specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    the benefits and events are wonderful and great way to network

    Cons

    depending the dept, growth can be limited


  5. "SR FINANCIAL ANALYST"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Company culture is great. Hours are not as bad but depends on the team you are currently working with.

    Cons

    Low Pay and there is unusually high turnover.


  6. "Senior Product Manager"

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

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Investing substantial money in improving facilities
    Exposure to big Technology partner contacts

    Cons

    In light of the various reorganization and layoffs, understanding ones role and the roles of others is very challenging. Job descriptions, where even available, are often inaccurate

    Culture of finger pointing as opposed to proactive problem solving

    Process to achieve work ever evolving and a moving target. Yet, despite this, we’re still given insane deadlines

    Rapid change causes peers to be divisive and aggressive

    Advice to Management

    It’s important to look out for your team when reorg and layoff happen. Too often management is more concerned about their own longevity


  7. "Great if you have the right internal connections"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Flexible hours (but you work a lot). Very fair compensation. Fun environment. The most diverse company I (or any of my friends have worked for)

    Cons

    If you're not cozy with the 'in' crowd, it would be tough to navigate

  8. "Middle Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is fun and relaxed

    Cons

    The changes is direction and leadership are chaotic


  9. "Good company, great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great - I get more time off than I can use. Work arrangements can be flexible and most teams have a good working dynamic.

    Cons

    It's huge, and that causes complications. Currently, the teams don't always work well across divisions, but they are trying to fix that.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of bad managers causing good talent to leave.


  10. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Progressive, New Technologies, Casual, Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Nothing much comes to mind.


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