MTV Networks

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MTV Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.5 338 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(75 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company truly has a great work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young (in 9 reviews)

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

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    For the a business-focused role, not a bad place to work as long as you keep in mind that "Content is King"

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLaid-back culture, genuinely friendly, cool people
    Generous time-off, great work-life balance
    Very disciplined company in regards to maintaining and increasing the bottom line

    ConsConsiderable amount of company politics
    Things can move a bit slow
    Career trajectory may not always be clear

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease transparency and accountability

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    SO GREAT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOMG LIKE EVERYTHING. Free food. Nice Folks.

    ConsNot a thing. I was really quite happy.

    Advice to Senior Managementnon. Great people. Great environment

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    Executive Producer (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAble 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.

    Consno cons - MTV launched my career

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn the industry

    Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFun work environment, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, access to industry events.

    ConsExtremely top-heavy organization where promotion from within is difficult. I've watched managers become VPs in 2 years, while others rot away with no promotions or proper raises. A lot of positions at the VP or higher level seem to be "invented" constantly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReassure junior employees that there is a commitment to promoting from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start your Career/first job

    Production Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThis is a great company to start your first job. Great introduction to any area of Entertainment you want. Very friendly and fun work environment.

    ConsIt is hard to move up in a department. You have to fight for a position or more responsibility to get noticed, you can't be shy or reserved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more incentive to employees to stay with the company. Provide incentive and opportunities for employees to move up in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Production Associate

    Production Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsTerrific pay and an enormous audience base. The network remains a major cultural force and the brand commands attention, no matter what is airing.

    ConsIncreasing reliance on freelancers as staff members; no benefits and little job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-position the network with a focus on music. The era of music videos on television is certainly over, however coverage of the music industry and the development of new talent matters to the core demographic and would distinguish the network from the scores of other reality-heavy networks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Receptionist (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsIf 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company and great benefits.

    ConsSalary seems low - they are tight with raises.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn and meet fun people

    Production Clerk (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsEmployees 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Opinions are Relative..

    Campaigns Manager (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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