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MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
368 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 35 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.  

    A internship to have in college

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MTV Press Intern
    Former Employee - MTV Press Intern

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Was given many tasks. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Some managers didn't know how to relate to interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns value.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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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

    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.

    Recommends
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great Resume builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great reference but projects were uninspiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Insightful

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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

    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.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Fun experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun, diverse atmosphere, but slightly bored

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    good summer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Dream Internship

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

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Mtv was so cool. We got to wear whatever classyish casual outift we wanted to. Every few weeks we would be excused from our duties for an hour to listen to a band. Celebrities were constantly dropping by for meetings. And you're working for a cool, hip, young network that actually can influence a generation.

    Cons

    For me the worst part was the Los Angeles Traffic- hello, 2 hour commute. But other than that as an intern you must obviously do all of the less than desired work load such as moving / packing boxes, organizing and mail duties--but none the less i loved the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern my manager was one person, my supervisor, and he did a fantastic job. As for the rest of the management i feel i had no insight for feedback.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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