MTV Networks Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -low retention rate for interns


  2. Great Resume builder

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. Great place to start off

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    This place is a giant intern mill

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Looks great on a resume - Get to work for well known networks - People are friendly for the most part

    Cons

    MTV takes advantage of all the free labor they can get. It is super easy to get an intern position at MTVN, but once you graduate, forget about getting hired there. The useless "internship seminars" are just in place to make it seem like they are interested in watching you grow into a prospective MTV employee. It's all phony. Don't waste your time. Seek a better internship elsewhere where you actually have a chance of getting hired after graduation. I honestly think they post fake positions on the career site just to keep the HR recruiters busy. Ridiculous.


  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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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


  8. Insightful

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Satisfactory

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When there are things for the interns to do, it's great. You'll get to sit in on tapings and help coordinate shoots.

    Cons

    We worked during a very slow season. Our supervisors had nothing to do, we in turn had nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    perhaps, the office atmosphere could be a bit more intern friendly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Eye-opening and a lot of fun!

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Fun experience

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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