MTV Networks Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
359 Reviews
3.7
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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Review Highlights

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 34 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.  

    Incredible Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work load is well managed
    Atmosphere is creative but refined

    Cons

    Advancement structure is on default mode

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great laid back environment
    Always learn something new
    Get to meet and work with friendly people

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels a little too laid back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexibility
    - Great benefits
    - Free to drive innovation
    - Amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    - Its a big corporation so getting traction for projects can be hard. Loads of diplomacy and politicking needs to happen. You have to drive it because nobody else will
    - Every two years they shake the snow globe and make arbitrary cuts and restructuring
    - Senior management Goldfish syndrome (30 second memory inside a glass bowl)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SO GREAT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    OMG LIKE EVERYTHING. Free food. Nice Folks.

    Cons

    Not a thing. I was really quite happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    non. Great people. Great environment

  6.  

    Executive Producer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MTV Networks as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Able to push the envelope and produce edgy content. They ordered a total of 130 episodes of my first show and I continued to produce multiple shows with them. Typically they order 30 episodes at a time for daily shows and 6 - 8 episodes for weekly.

    Cons

    no cons - MTV launched my career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment! Corporate?-- YES! Diverse? -- YES! Most High End Executives are very down to earth. Networking is awesome

    Cons

    If you don't participate in what is going on in the company. (reaping the benefits: workshops, programs, etc...) you can definitely get stuck where you are. NETWORK IS IMPORTANT!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn and meet fun people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are very kind, open, and fun. Staff believe in your growth and potential. Tuition reimbursement, 401k matching, profit sharing, as well as in-house classes. The Lodge is a subsidized dining facility in the building.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. However, this is offset by the fun time that you will have while on the job, and the resume building name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If only there were an easy way to get employee ideas, like for shows, movies and series, to the proper development personnel...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Opinions are Relative..

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campaigns Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Campaigns Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Casual work culture, room for growth, experience is respected! Lots of employee incentives.. Awesome

    Cons

    The food trucks are right behind us!! LOL. Lord knows how much weight you can put on with that going on. Serious things.. Lots of last minute things happen in this field.. So there are times when you do have to work longer or go above and beyond but that's typical AdOps/Sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let me know.. Bc I'm management and thus far I'm having an amazing time and being taken care of and I'd like to believe the same from staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really fun and easy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of time for joking around and getting to know coworkers. Fun projects. Shoot opportunities. Meet tons of people.

    Cons

    Jobs tend to be narrow. Some days there is not much to do. If you're not in with the right people, moving up can be very difficult.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    super fun, laid back environment, surrounded by great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time

    Pros

    the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day. the work day is really flexible, lots of people don't come in until 10 or 11. my bosses are really fun and open so i never feel like i can't ask questions or talk to them about concerns.

    Cons

    it's in the middle of times square so you have to deal with packs of tourists. but really, that's the only downside. i love everything else about mtv.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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