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Viacom offers the ability to build your career with diverse experience across their many networks.

Creative Director (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

ProsHaving worked at 4 networks under the Viacom / MTV Networks umbrella, I've found something amazingly consistent. Each network is very different in terms of the culture and the workflow, yet all were encouraging of exploration and seeking new opportunities in the network or in other networks. The company is like a creative hedge fund. Once you get a job in one of the networks, with little effort you'll be exposed to many other opportunities. They're yours for the taking, if you're a self-starter. Depending on the department, you'll be given enough rope (autonomy) to hang yourself or prove yourself.

ConsLike most firms, management often doesn't know how good they have it with a top notch employee until that employee leaves. If you hang around one spot expecting automatic promotions simply by doing acceptably. You have to excellent and make yourself known. It's very competitive. You'll probably rise up the chain quicker by leaving a network then coming back a year or two later. Cross-network moves are the quickest path from PA to Associate Producer or AP to Producer or Producer to Exec Producer, etc, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementAsk all of your people what they want to do with their career long term. What's their biggest hope/goal? Do you think they've got a shot at making it there? If so, put them on that path to being a superstar.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Pay well, but for a reason...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Viacom


    Pros: Great brands, fun perks, some old school media benefits. Cons: Crazy, chaotic environment. Very political. More
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    Politics and who you know rules

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Viacom full-time


    Pros: Very casual environment, super talented and cool lower level people,… Cons: Unless you are "in" with someone up in the company, don't expect to get anywhere. The execs let people under them (usually middle management)… Advice to Senior Management: LIsten to the constructive criticism of all people at all… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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