ViacomCBS Employee Benefits

As a major Pay TV broadcaster, ViacomCBS caters to a wide range of viewers with channels including Channel 5, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Spike. However, what benefits do they provide for their employees?

ViacomCBS Networks International breaks down their benefits into three distinct categories:

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Savings & Protection
  • Lifestyle

Pension

The ViacomCBS pension scheme is operated by Fidelity. Compared to its fellow broadcasters, ViacomCBS offers a generous pension plan for those contributing lower amounts. The breakdown is as follows:

Employee ContributionEmployer ContributionTotal Contribution
1%2%3%
2%4%6%
3%6%9%
4%8%12%
5% or more8%13% or more

Healthcare

Staff will receive a set level of cover from Cigna, though employees are welcome to upgrade to additional cover and take advantage of salary sacrificing. The cover level will depend on each individual, however employees can find out what’s covered in the staff Benefits Store.

Employees can also subscribe to a dental plan, plus access discounted gym membership rates. Participating gym brands include PureGym, FitnessFirst and My Gym. They can also get a free Health Assessment at selected Nuffield Health facilities.

Annual Leave

ViacomCBS only offer 23 days of annual leave for all their employees, other broadcasters typically offer at least 25 days. However, an additional day of annual leave is added to an employee’s allowance after 3, 5 and 10 years, to a maximum of 26 days of paid time off.

Staff can participate in a short period when additional annual leave can be acquired or excess days sold. Employees can purchase a maximum of 4 days additional annual leave each year – though this is tax-free. Employees can also sell 3 days if they have no intention to use it – tax and National Insurance must be paid on this.

TV Subscriptions

Another lifestyle benefit is a cashback option if you have a Pay TV subscription from Sky, BT or Virgin Media. Employees can claim up to £20.51 per month

Other benefits

Depending on the seniority of the role, stock awards may be offered to employees. These are typically run over a four-year period, with 25% of the total amount vested on each work anniversary.

Season ticket loans are also offered to employees, allowing them to take advantage of the savings on an annual season ticket while repaying it (interest-free) over the following 12 months.

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