MTV Networks Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I was referred by a friend and submitted my application online. Its a big company therefore, the odds of getting called without prior internship experience are slim. If they choose to interview you, they email a form to fill out with minor details about yourself and a time frame in which they can call you for a phone interview. After the phone interview the college relations recruiter sends you the contact information of someone in the department you are interested in based on your discussion, where you then have to schedule an in person interview with the department.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in media? What are your interests? What are your favorite shows on our networks?   Answer Question
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    Coordinator Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Call me old fashioned, but I believe that if you take time off from work to interview with a company, you deserve a response. Needless to say, MTV has different thoughts on the matter. After my interview, I followed up twice with no success. I think I speak for everyone when I say all it takes is one sentence: "Thank you for your time but, unfortunately, we decided to go with another candidate." That's it. This was my second unprofessional experience with MTV in the past 3 years. Anyway, the process moved relatively quickly. Applied on a Monday, heard back on a Tuesday and interviewed (in person) on a Thursday. The interview was easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were related to my job experience.   Answer Question
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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Saw the position online and applied through MTV's careers website. After a few weeks, I was contacted for an interview. Seemed to go well, but I never heard from anyone even after following up. They seem to post new openings for similar positions often.

    Interview Questions

    • Always difficult answering why you want to leave your current job. Seems like it shouldn't matter why as often it's because of something that should be kept private.   Answer Question
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    Executive Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    There was two rounda - a phone and two in person interviews-- First with the a VP, then the producer directly under her. Both women were sweet. We hit it off, but when it came time to hearing back they never even sent out a "Thanks but we've filled the position e-mail."

    Interview Questions

    • Which do you prefer more - editorial writing or production?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initial interview was unorganized and they were behind so it began late.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about their own marketing activity, so be educated in their efforts.   Answer Question
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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Was initially contacted via recruiter, then followed up via phone and email with the hiring managers. Brought in for first interview, standard initial interview for a large company. Second interview was with the department manager, was pretty open and friendly, in the MTV offices. Was offered this role, whole process was approx. 3 weeks although, ended up taking a different position.

    Interview Questions

    • No major difficult or unexpected questions however, it does help to be well versed in MTV's shows and content.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered more money in a similar position at another company.

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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY) in August 2013.

    Interview

    There was supposed to be an interview with 3 people, but 2 didn't make it, so there was just one woman interviewing me. Very friendly and nice. Questions were behavioral, standard list of questions, no surprises. She asked me if I can start tomorrow... I was still employed back then, and said that I need at least a week to make a notice. She said they will make a decision that same day.

    Interview Questions

    • What can you contribute to MTV Networks? What was the most recent thing that made you proud at work?   Answer Question
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    Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Met a recruiter at job fair, gave her my resume, received an invitation to interview two days later via email. Interviewed the next week with two people and heard back the following day.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your sources for learning about trends in popular culture (blogs, websites, etc.)?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, just discussion of availability.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring process at MTV/Viacom can be long and arduous. I was offered a position in May and didn't hear back for six months. I interviewed in the meantime but didn't receive any other offers so I ended up taking the offer from MTV after they finally got approval for the position.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    This company is notorious for low-balling it's employees. Do your research and ask for what you are worth.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at MTV Networks (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Received an email for an interview, scheduled it for later that week. Interview went wonderfully, really connected with who I would be replacing and working under. The next day I received a call from the hiring manager who wanted to schedule a meeting with me. We did so for the next week - interview with her was a little more stiff. Company then took a month to get back to me only after weeks worth of contact and checking in, this felt very rude to me.

    Interview Questions

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