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Viacom Media Networks Reviews

Updated 24 February 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 37 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work/life balance wasn't great, but it was manageable (in 15 reviews)

  • long long hours can be draining (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large team of support and MTV as a place to work is absolutely relaxed environment, even though it's such a busy place.

    Cons

    hmm...not much. Busy with quite a few difficult people but that's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing. It works.


  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. "Legal, Music"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits (internal and external)

    Cons

    all departments do not function the same in terms of promotions

    Advice to Management

    managers need more training


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  5. "Enjoyed It!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Producer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Field Producer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You work with fun energetic people!

    Cons

    Lack of loyalty to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that have worked in other areas of the company instead of outsiders.


  6. "Good company for the most part"

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

    Pros

    Great poeple to work with, some nice perks, cool holiday parties, summer Fridays. Working at Viacom looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, long hours and spotty management. They need to let go of the old bitter folks and let the young fresh minds take the company into the future.


  7. "Great place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Always moving, busy work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes a grind depending on the producer you're dealing with


  8. "Great people, low $ & lots to learn!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    positive and inclusive work environment; young atmosphere; casual dress for work; people are very passionate about the job and they are fantastic people (almost of them); work with recognizable brands; always new initiatives and projects to work on.

    Cons

    They don't pay as much as they should; salary growth limited; high turnover; Work/life balance wasn't great; terrible management; massive 'restructuring' happening all the time (unclear vision - new board, new leadership); conventional and old methods that need to change; not the company it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    more incentives to be promoted; fresh blood is needed ASAP; should hire more staff (full time workers); invest in the future; wake up and don't ignore the real people who make this company great!


  9. "Difficult to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks full-time

    Pros

    Fun/recognizable projects, good service opportunities, reasonable workloads.

    Cons

    Very political and difficult to climb the ladder. Lots of nepotism.


  10. "A lot of instability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, cool products, great building

    Cons

    Constant restructures and layoffs, no long term vision from senior management.


  11. "So-so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good hours, good benefits, flexible schedules, work-from-home possibilities, volunteer opportunities, lots of fun events

    Cons

    LOTS of meetings, competitive environment, less than standard pay, frequent lay-offs, unclear communication from higher-ups, good people in the wrong jobs



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