Viacom Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Viacom Inc.

Small layoffs are taking place weekly

They’re making small layoffs weekly across all areas of the company in preparation for the merger. Most departments are spread thin and making due. Will be more redundancies once they recombine. Bob is an operations guy and not a vision guy: look at... —  read more 

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What is the best alternative to Viacom?

I'm done being a sitting duck and just waiting to be laid off every day. I've updated my resume, and I'm ready to start searching for an option to leave on my own. I'm just not sure where to start, to be honest. All the companies in our field seem to... —  read more 

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Bets on Bob

1515 people say he is a lock for top job combining cbs and viacom the street has doubts thoughts on this who takes bob's job? —  read more 

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Starting to hear rumblings about big June/July layoffs

I haven't heard anything credible in a while, nothing that I would post anyway but I have now heard from multiple, pretty well placed sources that they are looking to move quickly on the merger and have started planning large rounds of layoffs just... —  read more 

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Why are we losing so many of our best?

Is it just me, or has anybody else noticed we are losing some of our best employees in droves? What's going on? I know Viacom is not what it once was, but I honestly don't think situation is that bad to cause this kind of exodus among the most... —  read more 

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There will be more of these layoffs

They’re doing layoffs in small amounts. I have to say that there were no big surprises for the coordinator to vp level layoffs that I’ve seen. Really just dead weight collecting a paycheck. Why keep people just based on tenure or personality, when... —  read more 

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This week at Nick

Lots of stuff going on at the top of the food chain at Nick. The latest, EVP Shelly Sumpter Gillyard out, her job rolled in to the responsiblities of a Viacom SVP. Also just hired a new SVP of Programing, dude from Disney. Hopefully this is more than... —  read more 

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Nick axes Glitchtechs crew

The entire crew got the ax today with zero warning. 1st season is supposedly in the can but still has no solid air date.

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Week of 1/7??

Is something happening next week??? Feels like a wipeout is coming

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January Layoffs?

Any word on whether there will be more layoffs in January?

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Nickeleodeon

I'm actually surprised that there haven't been more layoffs at Nick, especially in Animation. They virtually have no shows. When I started 9 years ago there were more than 12 animated shows in production. Now there are only 3 or 4, at best. There has... —  read more 

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There is another way

I have to say, that one of the things that struck me about my new gig after I left Viacom was how hands on and knowledgeable all levels of my new org are. There are very few SVPS/EVPS and not an absurd amount of VPs but even at those levels people... —  read more 

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Nick Layoffs

Two people were let go in CP this week. Do we know if this is going to continue before Christmas?

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95% Individual Multiplier

Anybody else hearing that Chris McCarthy mandated 95% individual multiplier for most of staff bonuses with only Director and above receiving 100%?

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I finally got the call, walked in the office...

I knew it a couple of months before it happened. it didn't take a genius to figure it out. A few key things were shifted away from me with no good explanation as to why, I was consulted less on things that I would have been heavily involved in... —  read more 

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Viacom Layoffs 2019

This thread is for info about potential Viacom Layoffs in 2019 or any other relevant information?

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News about Velocity?

Anyone heard anything about changes for Velocity? Possible that Velocity / WhoSay / Awesomeness will merge into a single creative unit? Sean’s speech today to “not worry about which team will be working on what” has me thinking there could be some... —  read more 

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Kevin Kay Out

The man who greenlit Spongebob gets shown the door. Who are the other "senior-level colleagues" Bob mentioned will be leaving?

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How does severance "offset" payment work?

I was laid off and received severance payments where if I am earning salaries elsewhere during the severance payment period, my severance will be "offset" by my earnings. Does that mean if I earn $100 in salaries at another company, I will need to... —  read more 

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Definitely in the "stealth layoff" mode

So I see three designers were let go and I also know of three engineers that were let go and they weren't fired, it was definitely layoffs because they all got packages. I think this is the way it's going to go for a while, death by a thousand cuts... —  read more 

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three last week

Three designers in the nickelodeon digital department were let go last week.

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Demystify the negotiations of severance packages

Advice I repeatedly hear is to “be sure to negotiate your severance”. But I imagine when you’re being told that you are getting let go, it’s probably too late to negotiate. Plus, your bargaining power has lessened since they no longer need you. I... —  read more 

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