Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 18, 2019
I really enjoyed my time interning at Viacom several summers ago. It is such a creative and high-energy environment that I love to be around. The people who work their obviously love their jobs and have a passion for what they do.
Once a creative collaborative company, now not so much
Production Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 9, 2019
I was employed for many years at Viacom. For most of those years it was a great, creative environment. With media companies scrambling to keep costs down, it has become an assembly line kind of job. Good for new people entering the business looking for experience. The jobs have become very limited in their scope, where we used to work across departments and collaborate now you do your job in a vacuum.
Administrator, Marketing & Media Operations (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 26, 2018
Accomplished sales and marketing professional with broad experience and recognized success in digital media sales, ad sales, marketing and development. Top performer, with solid achievements in launching products, exceeding sales goals, and improving territory performance. Highly effective leader and team builder in a high performance environment. Attention to detail, strategic vision and creativity.
Was the highlight of my career...until my turn came up in the continual layoffs
Manager (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – November 29, 2018
Was the highlight of my career...until my turn came up in the continual layoffs.
When I started there were 400 plus in the building. Today there are less than 100, and fewer every year. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Prior to the new manager that took over, my career was on a bullet trajectory of success. When the new manager came in, all the duties I loved were dismantled one by one, until my eventual demise. I was in a very female oriented environment watching many of them around me continually promoted.
It's very unfortunate because I LOVED my work at Viacom at one point in my career and I would do anything to have it back the way it used to be.
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 19, 2018
I love the industry and the company has been a pioneer BUT upper management has a tendency to be hit or miss. While others benefited from flexibility and balance, my group was very sneaky and rigid and did not appreciate employees. There was high turnover and no matter how many times complaints were filed, they were ignored because of who upper management knew and they were buried.
Good place to work with good potential and excellent co-workers
Asset Management / Receiving Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 16, 2018
This company gave me the opportunity, through out the years, to grow in knowledge and develop my skills, they also provided the necessary training needed to accomplish my tasks. It is a fun and ever changing environment with lots of challenges which makes working there a very unique and special experience.
Product Manager, Content Platform (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 2, 2018
The organization that I was in, a central technology group, was more focused on political gamesmanship and growing individual fiefdom's instead of accomplishing actual work. This is largely due to the matrix managed structure where there is no common accountability across the group.
Amazing place to work. Awesome work life balance with good management. However, Viacom is going through a personnell transition.
Buyer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 9, 2018
A typical work day is busy but relaxed and Viacom has a environment that's all inclusive and team oriented. I learned so much more about purchasing and tax laws working at Viacom. I also learned better time management skills. The hardest part of the job is learning the system and which states are tax exempt for procurement purchases. The most enjoyable part of the job is that it is everchanging and I am still learning something new everyday.
Great atmosphere, work-life balance, pay.
Takes a long time to get hired on as a contract worker.
Viacom Media Networks allowed me to be an independent thinker as well as allowing me the ability and freedom to improve processes. It was an enjoyable place to work but it was very difficult to receive promotions.
Work Life Balance
Ineffective with promoting within company as well as non competitive salary
Corporate Communications Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 26, 2018
Really great internship experience. People within the team were willing to help you become your best self. A typical day at work included looking over newspapers for any recent coverage on our programming. I learned how to be a very strategical writer. The hardest part about the job was keeping up with press we were receiving. The most enjoyable part was conversing with everyone on the team on a daily basis.
Vice President & Assistant Controller (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 25, 2018
Viacom provided an environment where you could learn and excel. The people were dedicated to their jobs and genuinely liked working for the company. The work/life balance could be challenging at times given the demands of the job however there were non-financial perks available to compensate such as tickets to awards shows, department outings, etc.
Executive Assistant, Business Development (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 7, 2019
Lacks creativity, very internally political and high up management is delusional . Overall brain drain there aren't that many smart people. People go into their office everyday and just waste time or waste time with internal meetings trying to justify their jobs.
Senior Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Miami Beach, FL – August 30, 2018
Day to day was managing and dealing with digital deliveries to LATAM clients, at the same time dealing with customer support to our clients. The hardest part of the job was meeting deadlines, and finishing last minute deliveries. The enjoyable part of my day to day were the people I worked with, they made the job appealing and pleasant to work with while having a relaxed working environment while maintaining deadlines. What I learned is that everything you do is being part of a team, you need to manage expectations and sometimes take action when iy is not presented to you.
Grants Manager /C-Suite Liasion (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 20, 2018
Great collaborative environment with a very diverse cultures. Lots of employee engagement activities and events. Incorporated employees thoughts in the day to day work culture and believed in evolving with the times especially social media engagement.
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 21, 2018
A typical day working at Viacom will strongly depend on your department. However, as a former Logistic Specialist our days would consist of placing commercials on a specific network on a particular day. I've learned how the sales team and logistics team work hand and hand to complete the process of airing commercials. The culture at Viacom is employee friendly. The hardest part of the job is staying late due to busy times during the year. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people you become close to.
Manager, Standards & Practices (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 14, 2018
Viacom provides a great work/life balance. They give employees the time to spend with their family (Summer Fridays, PTO). Salary isn't as comparable to other networks, but the time you have off balances it out.
Executive Assistant to the SVP, Talent Acquisition (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 27, 2018
Ever since I was a child, I wondered what it would be like to work for the company behind some of my favorite shows and films from my childhood and well into adulthood. I was so honored to be offered my position. The culture is absolutely fantastic! There's always something fun going on in terms of events, training sessions, mixers, etc. Also, I was fortunate enough to work with the fantastic talent acquisition team. The TA team is more of a family. It was a pleasure working with them and being able to connect with hundreds of people throughout the organization across all of our brands,
Fun atmosphere, GREAT benefits, awesome people to work with, tons of events and movie screenings, etc.
I'd say the only con I have is currently all the layoffs Viacom is currently experiencing.
Divisional Chief Information / Technology Officer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 8, 2018
Viacom was a great company to work for with access to senior leadership. They were an open organization that listened to their employees and welcomed their suggestions and feedback. Excellent at communicating with their employees through newsletters and town hall meetings.
Late Culture (late starting the day, but worked late into the evening)