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Performance Reviews

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

This needed to be said!

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

Any news?

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....?

Layoffs at AwesomenessTV, welcome to Viacom

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

More layoffs?

With the next quarterly earnings call coming up, has anyone heard of more layoffs happening this week?

More info on latest acquisition

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
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Hollywoods looking a little... clean

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
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Viacom buys AwesomenessTV

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

Lodge Layoffs

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.

Future looks bleak

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 Presentation

Budget presentations are almost here Any chance layoffs could happen before then? I could see this being touted as a cost saving measure
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What Went Wrong?

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

Hiring, Firing, Rehiring

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.
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Stop hiring amid layoffs!

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

Thinking July layoffs aren't over

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.
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Cool Springs Layoffs

They're laying off the entire office.... Roughly 80 people and 20 are staying. Jobs moving to Hungary.

Constant 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

Layoffs coming up

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

Re-Run Layoffs

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 Are there... read more

More info on layoffs

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

Et tu Cyma?

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.
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Layoffs happening today

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.

Is there any way to find out if you're on the list?

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
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More layoffs

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

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