MTV Networks Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. N/A

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Salary, benefits, tech help, Market system is awful.


  2. mostly good!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere, nice mgmt, casual vibe, sometimes fun

    Cons

    lack of growth, very corp in some ways, insular depts


  3. MTV is a great place to start your career, definitely has its perks even they don't pay well. Looks awesome on resume.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Business & Legal Affairs in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Business & Legal Affairs in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer Fridays, Wellness Center, Autonomy, Good benefits and discounts, Holiday party. Photo lab. No dress Code. Diverse.

    Cons

    Office in Times Square, Doesn't pay market price, long hours - no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more! Also people who work there should get first dibs on jobs at Viacom.


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  5. Okay place to start. DON'T STAY LONG.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time

    Pros

    When you're first starting in your career, it's a decent place to work. You typically have the responsibilities of 5 people, so you learn a lot quickly. It's also fun when you're young, because you're surrounded by people your own age. In fact, during my interview my eventual boss told me, "where other places might pay you more, we have people you want to have fun with." People are great, but I don't need my job to pay me in friends. If I'm going to do the jobs of 5 producers as a PA, I'd rather have more money. By the way, that guy definitely makes $500K. In the end, I made a lot of great friends there and learned a bit. If you're in TV and work in NYC there's a high possibility you'll work here at some point so try to make the most of it. The people you meet there will most likely be a big part of the NYC production scene for years to come, so take it seriously and don't be too much of a dummy with your coworkers/friends at Spring Break. Learn from these people as much as you can, because although they might be underpaid they're super talented.

    Cons

    It's easy to get stuck there getting paid very little. This didn't happen to me, but I saw it happen to a number of my friends. Like most companies, if you stay, they can give you tops a 12% raise every year. I saw very talented producers stay there for years for the "steady pay" only to realize they could have been off making more money, getting better experience, and actually enjoying their jobs somewhere else. Plus, if you stay, you'll most likely get axed during their "reorganizational layoffs." They love getting "new blood," but what that really means is younger people who get excited by the idea of getting paid in friends. My real advice: don't work in TV it's dumb.


  6. Producer/Editor. Produce, light, shoot, and edit videos for online ancillary content as well as some on-air content.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer/Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer/Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool perks such as awesome parties and opportunities to travel, see concerts, shows, and other various cultural events. Easy to work for, and gives young people a chance to break into the industry.

    Cons

    Almost everybody is "perma-lance", meaning freelance but comes to work for at least 40 hours a week, just no benefits or vacation time. Does not usually pay industry standard to most of its employees until they've worked there for at least a few years.


  7. Unique work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety in work is great. If you are looking for a place that will keep you on your toes this is a great environment for that type of work experience.

    Cons

    For a communications field the communication lacks and growth opportunities can be minimal.


  8. One of the most toxic work environments.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits overall

    Cons

    Young females are given unfair opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Keep your experienced people. Stop firing them at every downsizing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Entry level job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Interesting, good people at the job

    Cons

    Long hours not awesome pay


  10. Great place to start career if interested in the media industry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to engage with high level engagements. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Expected to conduct a lot of research and very deadline driven environment.

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with junior people.


  11. Pretty boring unless you're a full time employee

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

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual Dress Laid Back Environment A lot of job opportunities

    Cons

    No perks, promotions. Employees in my department didn't speak to the interns not enough legitimate work for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take interns if you don't need them.



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