ViacomCBS Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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3.6
68%
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83%
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ViacomCBS President & CEO Robert Bakish
Robert Bakish
246 Ratings
Pros
  • "The job was very hands on, spent a lot of time working on different projects, friendly work environment(in 147 reviews)

  • "Good Work/life balance in the office(in 131 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow and learn - both professionally and personally"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ViacomCBS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing, passionate people. Internal movement is welcomed and supported.

    Cons

    Lots of changes with current merger, uncertainty

  2. "Love it"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Department Assistant 

    I have been working at ViacomCBS full-time

    Pros

    Casual, open work space, vibrant vibe

    Cons

    Really depends on what department you're in since it may differ but wish there was an open vaca policy!

  3. "Overall great experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ViacomCBS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture and events, long lasting friendships, ambitious but approachable leadership

    Cons

    Pay, although base salary was raised since my time there

  4. "Great experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ViacomCBS part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved interning here and thought everyone was really nice and helpful. There was also great intern programming

    Cons

    I wish I had more interaction with my supervisors since I didn't sit near them

  5. "Good People"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY

    I worked at ViacomCBS full-time

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance in the office

    Cons

    No direction in the company

  6. "Good Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer/Editor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ViacomCBS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company with good people

    Cons

    Constantly trying to survive in a cable world that's slowly crumbling.

  7. "Minimum pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ViacomCBS part-time

    Pros

    great facility and culture, lots of resource

    Cons

    not so creative, strict work hour

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start out, but keep looking for better options."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ViacomCBS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Usually good work/life balance; flexible hours generally (see CONS) capped around 40 hrs / week. - Ability to work remotely as needed or even full-time; *extremely dependent* on your manager. - Fair amount of paid time off (13 holidays; 15+ vacation days; 8 sick days; 1 volunteer day). - Very good 401K options and insurance coverage (though premiums are increasing). - Limited amount of micromanagement once you've proven yourself as long as you get your work done. - Stylish, well-maintained offices with some nice amenities (kitchens, gaming, etc). - Relaxed office atmosphere with casual attire, in-office entertainment, office events/outings, etc. - Brand recognition and enterprise-level experience that look great on a resume.

    Cons

    - Wages are at or below market average; raises are seemingly based on your awareness of this and complaints. - 401K match (60% on 5% of salary) and stock bonuses (2.5% of salary; vests over 3yrs) are merely average. - Advancement is based on corp needs, social circles, and risk of you quitting, not just performance. - Promotions often require you to do the work (sometimes for years) before getting the title and pay. - Office politics often dictate business decisions; too much competition, sniping, and situational manipulation. - Generally outdated technology and limited ability to cross-train outside of your narrow roles/assignments. - Employee feedback largely ignored; promises (ex: continued training or assignment changes) inconsistently honored. - High level of employee turnover; yearly reorgs; frequent threat of layoffs due to corporate decline. - Emphasis on hiring entry-level, sometimes underqualified employees who cost less and will 'go with the flow.' - Diversity hiring quotas trump qualifications; diversity events (ex: women's finger painting) supercede work duties. - Mandatory nights/weekends, for weeks at a time and without compensation, enforced for some events/projects. - Decreasing amount of personal space and privacy in various offices / business units (open office concepts).

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  9. "Good company but little job security during transitions"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Publishing Technician in Washington, DC

    I worked at ViacomCBS part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company parties and work environment.

    Cons

    Unstable during mergers or transitions. Hourly contractors not paid at industry standard.

  10. "Marketing Coordinator Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time, Summer Friday policy, Opportunity to meet people working in all facets of entertainment

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and top heavy management that offers little to no opportunity for mobility. Many people move from department to department or leave the company just for a chance at a title raise.

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