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Viacom Media Networks Reviews

Updated 26 May 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • The company atmosphere is lighthearted and laid back (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance wasn't great, but it was manageable (in 16 reviews)

  • long long hours can be draining (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good and Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate culture is very casual/laid back
    Creative environment
    Many travel opportunities
    Amazing job to have in your early and mid 20s

    Cons

    Hard to move around once on a certain track / in a certain business unit
    Leadership tends to be people that excelled at a certain skill and were promoted without ever learning to be good managers / leaders
    Low pay relative to other media companies - becomes an issue once you're out of your 20s and still living check to check

    Advice to Management

    Extensive management training should be essential for anyone that is going to have direct reports.


  2. "MTV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well established company.
    Kudos of brand

    Cons

    slow to react to changes in the market

    Advice to Management

    show more ambition and foreasight


  3. "Great workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic offices, people and location. I work in one of the European offices, and had the chance to work with some really great inspiring people.

    Cons

    Being a large company, Viacom can be a little bureaucratic at times. But this is common to any fortune 500.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting your employees to made the right decisions. Challenge them if they're on the wrong path, but keep encouraging when they are making progress.


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  5. "Fun. Tons of pressure. Didn't know if my job would be around the next week."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sarah in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sarah in New York, NY (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work at. Definitely felt lucky and priviledged to work there.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of my department, I never knew if executives would eventually cut the department to save money. Being creative was not particularly welcomed. Efficiency was rewarded.


  6. "My experience is that there is always unity and determination"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transport/Driver in Airport Drive, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Transport/Driver in Airport Drive, MO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Viacom media network is a good company doing well and a massive job for the country

    Cons

    Some of the challenges is when the company is facing problems with network its obvious

    Advice to Management

    To manage is not a small task the challenges will come but when you determine to achieve you will get to the top of all madia


  7. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Nashville, TN (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team. Nice to see your hard work on the air.

    Cons

    Overtime frequently required. Payscales nothing close to a similar job in LA/NY.


  8. "Hoping the new CEO will change things"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Lots of swag, when you work late (which is pretty much always) someone usually has alcohol.

    Cons

    Dog eat Dog atmosphere. No flexible schedules, few perks, and leaders micromanage.

    Advice to Management

    Find out why your teams are demoralized and work on fixing it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "You feel privileged to work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in with a lot of perks.

    Cons

    Upper management is a total nightmare. Not a great environment for women to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together; it's 2017!


  10. "Commercial Operations Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great PTO days and amazing culture. Although it's not what it use to be, the company is a great place to start your career in Media.

    Cons

    Upper management has driven the company into a bad state. Massive layoffs have eroded talent and made a lot of people jump ship. Not a great place for promotions and salary is not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    You need the best creative team to bring fresh and cool shows for their target demo.


  11. "Associate Producer on Reality Show"

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

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great employees
    fun atmosphere oriented around teamwork

    Cons

    long hours
    no overtime, yet they ask you to be on call 24/7


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