MTV Networks

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MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 53 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(9 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company truly has a great work life balance(in 21 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day(in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • They also don't really value a work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch with everyone below them(in 14 reviews)

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    Not as great as it seems. Don't be blinded by the name!

    Design Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsAs a designer, fun projects.

    ConsNo sense of company culture ro community, and no appreciation for its employees. You are a cog in the machine, alongside thousands of employees working to add "MTV" to their resume. Little appreciation ro recognition; you are a nobody. It is inexcusable for internships to be unpaid, at such a massive company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally nice coworkers but little mobility

    MTV Networks Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFun, hip and modern work place with a young demographic. Dress is casual and people seem interested in meeting others. Easy to be hired as an intern.

    ConsLittle mobility within the company and limited benefits turn me off from this company. The atmosphere, while fun, can seem a bit unprofessional at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ad Sales Intern

    Ad Sales Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsSuper nice people. Everyone is very friendly, and wants you to learn about the industry.

    ConsHave to ask for work a lot.
    Work isn't always important.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a plan or schedule for the interns instead of relying on employees to throw work on the interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to work

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Pros-name recognition of the company

    Cons-inattentive supervisors and very picky about minute things
    -not as lively and fun as the brand is seen in public

    Advice to Senior Management-interns are people too you know

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    Great Internship at MTV.

    Creative Music Integration Intern (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsFun, young, energetic staff with a lot of good ideas. They don't take themselves too seriously, but do take their work very seriously. The work I did was not very "intern-y", and I was given responsibilities and trust in my capabilities.

    ConsEasy to blend in because the company is so large, and you will be forgotten if you do not network and make sure people remember you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to make interns feel valued and a useful part of the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Surrounded by excellent people

    Intern (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsWork environment is fun and, while high pressure, very laid back.

    ConsAs an intern was not given many opportunities to gain a lot of hands on experience. Did a lot of office work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget that the interns are there to learn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsName recognition, big name on your resume, possibilty to see some talent from the newtwork, after work events and award shows.

    Consmeaningful work, advancement of job placement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I love and enjoy working for MTV but I just wish there was more room for mobility within the company.

    Intern (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsIt is a great place for people to work if they are young and interested in the entertainment industry.

    ConsThe company lacks mobility within the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think most of the leadership at MTV is great and you guys should try to work harder to promote within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learning

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery good culture
    Open minded
    welcoming
    laidback yet active and motivating

    ConsFor an Intern the laid back culture could seem to be little lazy

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A internship to have in college

    MTV Press Intern (Former Employee)

    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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