Pros: fun, creative, young, energetic, great benefits, summer fridays, no dress code
Cons: salaries are not competitive, career advancement is sporadic and not guaranteed, lack of leadership training and management
As an 8 year employee, I can say I have met some of the best colleagues, mentors, and friends at Viacom. It's a building and environment you enjoy walking into every day. Nobody breaths down your neck to punch a clock so you have freedom and some flexibility with time.
I live for summer Fridays and there are great parties and staff events year round.
The Management style fluctuates from being too lenient and disorganized to micro-management. There is a corporate transition at Viacom, however each individual channel strives to keep their network identity within their infrastructure.
Hardest part of the job is the hierarchical nature of the company and the decision making process. Everything has to go up the ladder before moving forward with the work. this can be frustrating and employees tend to be undervalued and underutilized
I wouldn't be here 8 years later if it wasn't a good place to work, however, once you're ready for growth, more often than not, you have to leave the company.