MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated June 16, 2014
Updated June 16, 2014
357 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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Pros
  • They are very considerate about work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Fun and creative enviornment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great place to intern
    great cafeteria food
    fun events for interns
    interns are treated as employees. you learn a lot.

    Cons

    hardly any job opportunities here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great learning experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Was given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Some days I had nothing to do / was forgotten about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    You make the best out of your opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Experience and cool company. Every day can be different. Only those who are persistent will thrive.

    Cons

    Dead-ends. Long hours at times. There's not a lot of cons at working at such a prestige company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard and you'll go far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really positive experience, with opportunities to make meaningful contributions on a variety of projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are many pros to interning with MTV Networks. Not only does it look great on a resume (who hasn't heard of MTV?), but it's also a great place to be if you're looking to gain meaningful real world experience. I was never asked to get anyone's coffee and only a few times was I asked to make copies.

    Cons

    The only real con I can think of is that it's in the middle of time square. Some may perceive this as a pro, but if you don't want to bump elbows with tons of tourists on your commute, then I would say it's a bit of a downside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Internship in Standards and Practices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Very good options for moving up in company after internship ends. Progressive company and fun.

    Cons

    A lot of big egos.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very prestigous name on your resume. The connections you make are valuable and easy to stay in touch and network. The people are really kind, for the most part, sometimes snooty. Really casual, laid back atmosphere. Senior management is really awesome!

    Cons

    You don't get to sit in on any meetings or do anything exciting. You restock the fridge and get bagels and food from the food trucks for people. A lot of assistants cry and secretly dislike each other. BUT you'll survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to involve the interns more. Burning disks and getting food is fun, but so is learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great learning experience, great place to network, friendly employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communication Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Communication Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very casual dress code, Location, Cafeteria, Networking capabilities, Relaxed atmosphere, Nice employees

    Cons

    In the department I interned for, some employees were a bit immature

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Internship at MTV.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, 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.

    Cons

    Easy 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make interns feel valued and a useful part of the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Surrounded by excellent people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that the interns are there to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The company lacks mobility within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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