Anyone have info on the preschool team folding into Big Nick? There are a lot of rumors going around
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Two people got laid off today at Paramount Network/TV Land in NYC. Has anyone heard of any other layoffs?
I know one person who just got laid off, not sure whether there will be more or this was just one person and they are using layoffs as an excuse. Sorry can't share department at this indivIduals request. Is anyone else seeing layoffs happen?
Nothing written this year...AAAAANNNDDD old reviews are basically being purged. WWWHHHHYYYY?? why no paper trail Is this clean up before a merger or sale
Don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing.
Man, stop telling people to ignore the negativity, it's pretty hard to ignore the negativity when my department has gotten CRUSHED in the last two rounds of layoffs. Great benefits and great bonus (and that is not a guarantee) mean nothing if you're... read more
Anyone hear of anything happening in September? LDW is coming up, which has made things oddly quiet, but almost too quiet. What departments would be affected by September's lay offs? any words....?
will the September layoffs be as big as the one in February?
Looks like AwesomenessTV staff is learning what's it like to be a part of Viacom from the get go. Nearly half of the employees are being laid of (around 100 people) before the end of the year. I'm really sorry for the folks losing their jobs, but... read more
Anything? Aside from awesomeness tv whats the big story Any chance restructure reorg will come up?
With the next quarterly earnings call coming up, has anyone heard of more layoffs happening this week?
Viacom is actively taking bids from contract companies for their broadcast component staff operators and technicians at the NOC in Hauppauge. They already did it for the IT component at 1515. Update resumes!
For those wondering why and if this acquisition was a good idea, here's a nice article that gives a pretty detailed overview of the situation: Why Viacom Bought Awesomeness on the Cheap... read more
People are saying an email was sent.....Why are they purging performance reviews next month?
I've been noticing a few sets of desks being cleaned out and sitting unoccupied. Not sure if those people have been fired or just moved. I've seen it on a few different floors and Im not sure what departments they are all in. Anyone heard anything... read more
Who cares about layoffs, worsening working conditions and nonexistent morale when we now own AwesomenessTV!!! Because that was the one priority we should have been focusing on and spending money on out of all of these other completely irrelevant... read more
I hear the cashiers in the Lodge are being laid off and replaced with some kind of self-checkout system. Supposed to happen at the beginning of September.
I'm not sure what those on top think they're doing, but I don't think they know themselves anymore. To say the future looks bleak at Viacom is an understatement. Our entire business strategy makes no sense (unless the goal is to go out of business -... read more
Budget presentations are almost here Any chance layoffs could happen before then? I could see this being touted as a cost saving measure
How did Viacom become the weakest of the mass media companies? We've been floundering for years... With the merger looking like a non-possibility, is there really any realistic hope of a "comeback"? Is it more likely that Viacom will simply be bought... read more
I honestly dont think hr depts communicate between hiring and layoff and (re)hiring. I have seen numerous people laid off with significant severence, only to be hired back after the payout is over. It's odd.
I was hired by Viacom less than six months ago and two weeks ago I was laid off. At the time I had two offers, and I decided to go with Viacom because it seemed to be the "safer" option. Boy, what an id--t I've been. Now can somebody please explain... read more
I am hearing that there will be more cuts in MTS, specifically in software engineering. I have only heard this from one source, has anyone else heard this information?
It's pretty common knowledge that the Amsterdam office will be closing, there will be some people still working there but they will likely end up at a much smaller office or whatever the equivalent of We Work is in Amsterdam.
The ad sales team on the 48th floor in the NY office was just let go
They're laying off the entire office.... Roughly 80 people and 20 are staying. Jobs moving to Hungary.
What's your prediction regarding the upcoming layoffs?
Honestly the layoffs have not really stopped for years now. Everyday I hear of another handful of folks let go. The larger ones are slated for late July/ early August. This time around, big day layoff dates have not been leaked. Like I said though... read more
Any ideas which teams will get impacted next? Are they just targeting full time employees? Or are they targeting part time and contractors as well? You don’t have to tell me full details, just name the teams
Because all the people that knew what was happening got laid off? Where are the specific dates for the July or August round?
Viacom has already reduced the creative and content staff, as the production of re-runs and single digit rated shows don’t require (talented) staff. Bob must like re-runs, and there is a faint rumor Viacom may be rebranding as Rerun.com. Are there... read more
I can confirm there will be a huge round in July or early August. I can't say which departments it would hit, because it would give away my identity. You don't have to worry about a thing if you have a good relationship with your manager and/or have... read more
I never thought I would see Cyma out the door but it looks like Sarah Levy wants it all and wants only her people in positions of power despite the fact that Cyma made Nick what it is today which is to say, one of our only profitable networks.
Two people I know just got laid off (in MTS) not sure how many more and some are being told they will be laid off in September. It's really awful here.
https://www.recode.net/2018/5/29/17405580/shari-redstone-endgame-cbs-viacom-complaint-merger-sale-verizon Now what? Would they still be interested in buying both companies separately or is Viacom going to be sold for parts.
Barring that, can you ask for a package? I've been here a while, long enough that a package would lead to a nice summer for me and if I am on the list, I would like to wait it out. If I'm not on the list then I'll start my job search in earnest or... read more
Is there any more info on the next round of layoffs? Everybody seems to be in an agreement that more layoffs are coming but nobody is offering any details on them. Has there been any indication on when and where they will be taking place? Or is it... read more