MTV Networks
3.5 of 5 323 reviews
www.mtv.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated Oct 31, 2013
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89% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very educational but I wish there was a better retention rate from internships into full-time jobs.

Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at MTV Networks

Pros-entertainment industry experience
-young, energetic, supportive environment
-many opportunities to network

Cons-low retention rate for interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Resume builder

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsExposure to all the different deparments. Educational internship and a great thing to have on your resume. Friendly, casual environment

ConsEveryone is so young it looks like there is no long term employees. For production mainly use outside vendors. Wasn;'t able to stay in contact with supervisors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great reference but projects were uninspiring

Intern (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsExcellent reference and great networking opportunities. Great exposure to industry trends, technologies and products. Fun and laid back work environment.

ConsProjects and tasks were very low responsibility compared to other internships I have completed. They do not compensate for travel, which made interning difficult.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Insightful

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsNurturing environment, casual atmosphere, extremely supportive supervisors. Offers an opportunity to work for one of the most influential media organizations on the planet and see the inner workings of cable networks.

ConsOccasionally menial and repetitive work, Times Square headquarters can get overwhelming. Sometimes employees seem too relaxed, would like to see a stronger work ethic among supervisors and management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun experience

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsYoung, friendly, bubbly employees
People are always willing to help and share their insight
Cool offices
Great building and views
Fun environment

ConsI was only an intern so I didn't see too many downsides. Did hear stories though about difficulty moving up the ladder and understaffed departments like in programming.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay interns! Or at least give up a travel stipend. For such a huge corporation, a stipend to interns can definitely be afforded!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun, diverse atmosphere, but slightly bored

Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsWhile interning at MTV, I was able to gain a lot of experience in my department. The people were very nice. The lounge is nice but definitely nothing to call home about. The environment feels very diverse and welcoming. I was able to meet with my intern supervisor on a daily basis to ask questions and receive feedback on my performance. I met some great people at MTV. Best of all, this internship looks GREAT on a resume.

ConsI wish interns had the opportunity to rotate to other departments to learn more and increase networking opportunities. I never really got the chance to meet other interns as the place is huge. I was often bored with nothing to do even after requesting work.

Advice to Senior ManagementI can't speak as a paid employee, but as an intern, I would recommend increasing networking opportunities/events for interns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good summer

Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

I worked at MTV Networks

Prosfun. hip. trendy. lots of young people. There's always something going on.

Conshuge place, hard to meet people. interns get no pay.

Advice to Senior Managementget some more quality scripted shows and less reality

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Good learning experience

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsCreative hip atmosphere, lots of young people, possibility of running into celebrities and getting the first look into new media content, chances to participate in projects

ConsHigh turn-over rate, job security is somewhat unstable, hard to get hired full-time (usually easier to get hired for free-lance projects)

Advice to Senior ManagementMore stability and regiments, otherwise good job on work and life balance, diversity inclusion, and training programs (very large internship program)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A internship to have in college

MTV Press Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsWas given many tasks. Never a dull moment.

ConsSome managers didn't know how to relate to interns.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive interns value.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dream Internship

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at MTV Networks

ProsMtv was so cool. We got to wear whatever classyish casual outift we wanted to. Every few weeks we would be excused from our duties for an hour to listen to a band. Celebrities were constantly dropping by for meetings. And you're working for a cool, hip, young network that actually can influence a generation.

ConsFor me the worst part was the Los Angeles Traffic- hello, 2 hour commute. But other than that as an intern you must obviously do all of the less than desired work load such as moving / packing boxes, organizing and mail duties--but none the less i loved the job

Advice to Senior ManagementAs an intern my manager was one person, my supervisor, and he did a fantastic job. As for the rest of the management i feel i had no insight for feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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