MTV Networks

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MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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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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    Satisfactory

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWhen there are things for the interns to do, it's great. You'll get to sit in on tapings and help coordinate shoots.

    ConsWe worked during a very slow season. Our supervisors had nothing to do, we in turn had nothing to do.

    Advice to Senior Managementperhaps, the office atmosphere could be a bit more intern friendly.

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    Insightful

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    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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    It was great.

    Intern (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people and the environment

    ConsIt is not always busy, sometimes boring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really enjoyed the internship program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsThe enviornment is fun and you are working on fun projects
    the building is awesome
    the people are friendly
    cool location

    Conspeople dont seem that happy

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake internship work a bit more interesting.

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    Eye-opening and a lot of fun!

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAs an intern, MTVN staff are always willing to help you find experience in different areas of the company. Everyone treated me like a part of the team immediately, gave great feedback and always challenged me!

    ConsIt is definitely a huge company and has that huge company mentality, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust to continue doing what they're doing. I felt very connected and cared for the entire time I was there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun experience

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    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

    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

    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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dream Internship

    Intern (Current Employee)

    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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    MTV Networks - Atom.com is great!

    Intern (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

    ProsIts a relaxed work environment with a young, energetic and funny group of people working there. Everyone is very dedicated to their work and no one puts in any less than their full effort. There is good support within the company and a friendly relationship between departments.

    ConsI am the only intern on my floor. While I have a great working and friendly relationship with my co-workers, I have no social opportunities to meet other interns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor their internship program, 1. allow interns to choose not to accept credit. (for legal purposes pay them $1, or something similar) This issue almost prevented me from working this summer, and 2. hold intern-only events so that we can network and keep in contact throughout the summer even if we are in different departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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