MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
358 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    Intern slave labor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Cool company vision, central location in NYC, varied creative departments and channels within network, occasional celebrity sightings in office

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, unstructured intern training/events, too many students to accommodate for (500 interns/semester), lack of day to day work, difficult to get full time hire after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to mentor interns rather than just give them leftover managerial work to do

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Series Development Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    -Resume Builder
    -Bagel Thursdays
    -Staff that remembers you for later hire

    Cons

    -You almost never have contact with anyone above a coordinator... unless they love you
    -Really mundane tasks
    -Unlike some internships, they make you get them food almost every lunch time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Too big, too much a$$ kissing, but looks great on a resume!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was an intern, but this is what I observed:

    -Laid back environment
    -Casual attire
    -Looks great on a resume
    -Nice people for the most part

    Cons

    -MTV is huge so you feel like a number
    -WAY too much a$$ kissing (not my style)
    -Located in an annoying spot (Times Square)
    -Does not guarantee you a job when you finish your internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen more to ideas of the people working under you
    -Become more in touch with the company's younger targeted audience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I loved the culture and the variety of tasks at hand.

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great perks
    Access to events and episodes before public

    Cons

    Not noticed easily
    Unpaid
    Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your interns more guidance with their career paths, be more honest about how competitive it is to get a job there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for your resume

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience and good for your resume.

    Cons

    However, it is known as an intern factory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Generally nice coworkers but little mobility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun, hip and modern work place with a young demographic. Dress is casual and people seem interested in meeting others. Easy to be hired as an intern.

    Cons

    Little mobility within the company and limited benefits turn me off from this company. The atmosphere, while fun, can seem a bit unprofessional at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, but often neglected.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    - in NY
    - popular amongst the younger generation
    - looks good on resume
    - meet with tons of people

    Cons

    - those tons of people forget you
    - no real learning
    - mostly a delivery person for the producers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is a giant intern mill

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfactory

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    The enviornment is fun and you are working on fun projects
    the building is awesome
    the people are friendly
    cool location

    Cons

    people dont seem that happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make internship work a bit more interesting.

    Approves of CEO

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