MTV Networks Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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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 35 reviews)

Cons
  • They also don't really value a work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management Goldfish syndrome (30 second memory inside a glass bowl) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Very satisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the benefits and the work environment. MTV Networks is very family oriented. I've only been here a year and I love the department I'm in.

    Cons

    As of right now, I can't find any downsides of working at MTV, overall everything seems cool.

    Advice to Management

    Since I'm on the admin side, I've heard issues but I don't have any feedback.


  2. Very fair company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fair company that keeps creativity at the core. Great brands and strong support from Viacom.

    Cons

    Hard to navigate the many brands and broad scope of senior managers across all of those brands. Communicating effectively is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the strength of the brands.


  3. MTV Networks, Addicting Games and Shockwave

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really FUN place to work with lots of smart people in the VERY hot market of video games and online games in the social media space with super hot IP. Our company does both the AddictingGames and Shockwave sites that driven millions of users to our products. Everyone here is driven to do really good work, the Senior Management team is very open in communication to all employees at all levels and encourages high participation of all. You are given the tools you need to get your job done and also the room and flexibility to get it done your own way without a lot of hand-holding or micromanagement. I love it here!

    Cons

    Not really much that is negative to say, its the best place I have worked in my recent career experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!! More great FUN stuff in 2010!


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  5. MTV Networks - Atom.com is great!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its 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.

    Cons

    I 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 Management

    For 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.


  6. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - No dress code - Ability to drive your team - Freedom to find solutions that suits the department

    Cons

    - Low pay - Red tape

    Advice to Management

    You need someone to Architect your entire infrastructure


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lots of responsibility and flexibility, great people to work with

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, lots of responsibility from a very early point in your career, flexibility to work on diverse projects and media, great people to work with, and great benefits

    Cons

    If you grow with the company, you will receive an industry low salary - highly suggest jumping around

    Advice to Management

    Suggest better compensating individuals who grow with the company


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours, nice people, summer fridays. IT has been a really great experience and I have learned a lot from everyone here

    Cons

    there arent really any downsides. The experience has been great and I really recommend working here if you are looking.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice for management. overall great support system and great people to work with here definitely.


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Energetic, exciting, fair hours, good opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, Times Square office


  10. Helpful (1)

    super fun, laid back environment, surrounded by great people

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Really fun and easy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (Less than a 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.



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