MTV Networks Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. Horrible place to work

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

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

    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 Management

    -interns are people too you know


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    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    cool environment, friendly CEO's, and chill atmosphere

    Cons

    didn't get to do everything that we were promised


  3. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool working environment. Lots of young people, and all the floors have different designs. I interned with the production management department, so there were lots of cool shoots to go on-- movie premieres, American Idol events, etc.

    Cons

    There are so many interns, that employees don't really know what to do with them. Most days I just sat at my desk and was bored. MTV tries to create a feeling like they were going to help outstanding interns get a job, but that is just not true. Most employees in production management stay there forever, and an openings go to friends or family.

    Advice to Management

    Your internship program is too big. Make it more exclusive so the interns actually get a great experience rather than being the errand boy for everyone, including the PAs... who should be the errand boys.


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    Creative Music Integration Intern

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    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very cool office. Low workload (also a con). Also, being able to put MTV / Viacom on my resume led to more opportunities down the road. Incredibly friendly HR staff as well.

    Cons

    Almost no useful / educational / interesting tasks were given in the CMI department internship. Despite my best efforts, I wasn't able to learn much about the industry or the company. I mostly sent off pre-written emails for an executive assistant and never even saw the head of the department. Opportunities to assist higher level employees, sit in on more legit work, etc. were slim to none.

    Advice to Management

    You hire smart capable interns. Treat them like such, wasted resource there. Exit interviews with interns might be a good thing both for recruiting good talent and learning how to better utilize interns.



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