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MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
368 Reviews
3.8
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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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 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.  

    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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  2.  

    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.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    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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    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dream Internship

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    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
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  8.  

    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)

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Internship

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

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    you learn a ton about the industry!

    Cons

    If you are a fall intern there is way too much down time. Pitches to airing happens winter though summer so the fall can be very boring.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great experience working with the team

    Cons

    none-I enjoyed the experience very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

  11.  

    Intern Friendly

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Intern program- Very organized and valuable process
    Company culture- everyone seemed to get along great
    Fun atmosphere- relaxed but hard working environment
    Seemed to be lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Could provide a little more work and responsibility to interns especially ones who are obtaining higher degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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