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ViacomCBS Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2020

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3.6
66%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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ViacomCBS President & CEO Robert Bakish
Robert Bakish
230 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Sometimes requires long hours with very quick turnaround(in 53 reviews)

  • "the times square location isn't ideal(in 51 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Director, Communications"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, opportunities to learn, great culture, great pay

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    The efforts to improve Viacom’s culture have paid off - great place to work!

    ViacomCBS2019-03-10
  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    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

    ViacomCBS2020-01-10
  3. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ViacomCBS full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture

    Cons

    Some departments get more preference over others, and things can kinda get chaotic when not properly managed.

    ViacomCBS2020-01-21
  4. "Super Fun Conpany"

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    Former Employee - Consultant, Telecommunications in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, vacation days, office, food courts in building

    Cons

    Times Square, management, hours, no overtime, cheap

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to your team and help them.

    ViacomCBS2020-01-15
  5. "Great Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Connectivity Coordinator 

    I have been working at ViacomCBS full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and PTO days are a plus

    Cons

    Hard to move internally, Client Service Role is degrading and pays poorly

    ViacomCBS2020-01-09
  6. "Re:"

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    Current Employee - Counsel 

    I have been working at ViacomCBS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great! Good company great benefits

    Cons

    None! Great company to work for and great culture

    ViacomCBS2019-12-28
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Get Your Experience, Then Get Out"

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ViacomCBS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Working with world class brands - Friendly, smart co-workers - 1515 is an amazing building to work in - Very relaxed working schedule - Casual dress code Overall, a fun place to work for a period of time. The holiday parties are incredible, lots of events going on in 1515, and a good place to start your media career if you have little to no experience.

    Cons

    - No room for advancement - Lower salaries compared to similar positions in the area - Too much red tape - Failing business struggling to stay relevant (when compared to the rest of the industry) - Revolving door of employees coming and going - Notorious for hiring “perma-lancers” ( hiring contract workers, keeping them for years, and never giving them benefits).

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring perma-lancers and make them full time. A wave of talent is wising up and leaving quickly because you don’t value them enough to give them healthcare. When this company crumbles in the long term because your senior management doesn’t understand the value of taking care of their employees, you’ll know where to look.

    ViacomCBS2019-12-26
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Work past"

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

    I worked at ViacomCBS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Promotions are mostly who you know. Lots of layoffs and turn arounds. Good ppl leave because the pay is very low

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking back. Bring out new content. Hiring younger staff just to reuse old content.

    ViacomCBS2019-12-03
  9. "Good perks"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun company events and outings

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility yet undervalued

    Advice to Management

    Define this position accurately and consolidate--this position can have more responsibility and fewer individuals performing better while receive better pay for more expertise

    ViacomCBS2019-12-02
  10. "Ad Sales and Marketing Solutions"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing comradeship and strong sense of teamwork

    Cons

    Can feel overlooked at times, depending on level of seniority/job title

    ViacomCBS2019-12-02
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