MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated June 16, 2014
Updated June 16, 2014
363 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Learning

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Very good culture
    Open minded
    welcoming
    laidback yet active and motivating

    Cons

    For an Intern the laid back culture could seem to be little lazy

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    NA

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  2.  

    A great opportunity to become familiar with the daily writing process.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    I was an intern with one of MTV's websites. They produce daily content which is really important experience for a communications student. Very demanding -- almost considered a staffer.

    Cons

    Typical office drama...a lot of gossip. I wasn't really used to that, but I guess it comes with the territory. Sometimes staffers had to scramble to find things for interns to do.

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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very educational but I wish there was a better retention rate from internships into full-time jobs.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    -entertainment industry experience
    -young, energetic, supportive environment
    -many opportunities to network

    Cons

    -low retention rate for interns

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  5.  

    Great Resume builder

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Exposure to all the different deparments. Educational internship and a great thing to have on your resume. Friendly, casual environment

    Cons

    Everyone is so young it looks like there is no long term employees. For production mainly use outside vendors. Wasn;'t able to stay in contact with supervisors.

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  6.  

    Great reference but projects were uninspiring

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Excellent reference and great networking opportunities. Great exposure to industry trends, technologies and products. Fun and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Projects and tasks were very low responsibility compared to other internships I have completed. They do not compensate for travel, which made interning difficult.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Insightful

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Nurturing environment, casual atmosphere, extremely supportive supervisors. Offers an opportunity to work for one of the most influential media organizations on the planet and see the inner workings of cable networks.

    Cons

    Occasionally menial and repetitive work, Times Square headquarters can get overwhelming. Sometimes employees seem too relaxed, would like to see a stronger work ethic among supervisors and management.

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  8.  

    Fun experience

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Young, friendly, bubbly employees
    People are always willing to help and share their insight
    Cool offices
    Great building and views
    Fun environment

    Cons

    I was only an intern so I didn't see too many downsides. Did hear stories though about difficulty moving up the ladder and understaffed departments like in programming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay interns! Or at least give up a travel stipend. For such a huge corporation, a stipend to interns can definitely be afforded!

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, diverse atmosphere, but slightly bored

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    While interning at MTV, I was able to gain a lot of experience in my department. The people were very nice. The lounge is nice but definitely nothing to call home about. The environment feels very diverse and welcoming. I was able to meet with my intern supervisor on a daily basis to ask questions and receive feedback on my performance. I met some great people at MTV. Best of all, this internship looks GREAT on a resume.

    Cons

    I wish interns had the opportunity to rotate to other departments to learn more and increase networking opportunities. I never really got the chance to meet other interns as the place is huge. I was often bored with nothing to do even after requesting work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't speak as a paid employee, but as an intern, I would recommend increasing networking opportunities/events for interns.

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  10.  

    good summer

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    fun. hip. trendy. lots of young people. There's always something going on.

    Cons

    huge place, hard to meet people. interns get no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some more quality scripted shows and less reality

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  11.  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Creative hip atmosphere, lots of young people, possibility of running into celebrities and getting the first look into new media content, chances to participate in projects

    Cons

    High turn-over rate, job security is somewhat unstable, hard to get hired full-time (usually easier to get hired for free-lance projects)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More stability and regiments, otherwise good job on work and life balance, diversity inclusion, and training programs (very large internship program)

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