MTV Networks Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
354 Reviews
3.7
354 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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82 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 33 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    -Fun, laid back yet serious environment, learn various skills--they try to teach you more than just your major

    Cons

    -Don't offer jobs right after internship to interns, academic credit only, not paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, good except some higher ups tend to yell at employees un professionally

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start off

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    The Santa Monica office was a laid back atmosphere. Dress code is casual and every person I worked with and met were nice and helpful. If I didn't have a career change decision, I would have wanted to spend my entire career at MTV Networks.

    Cons

    Don't have any complaints except living in the valley the commute was rather far to Santa Monica every day.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    People are really nice and they respect each other
    Young crowd
    Good name
    Good location (times square)
    You learn a lot
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    No compensation for interns. They should at least give free breakfast or lunch or travel compensation to their interns

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    The people and the environment

    Cons

    It is not always busy, sometimes boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really enjoyed the internship program.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Eye-opening and a lot of fun!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    As an intern, MTVN staff are always willing to help you find experience in different areas of the company. Everyone treated me like a part of the team immediately, gave great feedback and always challenged me!

    Cons

    It is definitely a huge company and has that huge company mentality, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to continue doing what they're doing. I felt very connected and cared for the entire time I was there.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    MTV Networks - Atom.com is great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern at MTV Networks

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    MTV Networks has a great culture. Everyone who is there wants to go to work every day. They make your experience extremely enjoyable.

    Cons

    The organization is so large that it is merely impossible to get a taste of it all. Also, the candidate application process can be more effective shortened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that MTV Networks is doing well. It is a great place to work! One area for improvement would be to look more into the recruitment process and to make it more efficient.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun and creative enviornment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great place to intern
    great cafeteria food
    fun events for interns
    interns are treated as employees. you learn a lot.

    Cons

    hardly any job opportunities here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great learning experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Was given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Some days I had nothing to do / was forgotten about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    You make the best out of your opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Experience and cool company. Every day can be different. Only those who are persistent will thrive.

    Cons

    Dead-ends. Long hours at times. There's not a lot of cons at working at such a prestige company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard and you'll go far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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