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A place for high-school gossip

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Current Employee - Client Services Representative in New York, NY
Current Employee - Client Services Representative in New York, NY

I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The standard perks of working with a global company with a good brand name for a resume are there for the taking. Good benefits, vacation time, and work life balance are all solid and can be slightly better than other media firms.

Cons

Politics run the organization. I have been promoted within the company but the key is having VPs vouch for your good work (even if they have never worked with you before). This is standard across all departments. Additionally the firm shows very little willingness to work towards their employees needs. Working from home is rarely an option and there is very little say in affairs until you reach a high level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut back on the socialization, and focus more on employee development. For a company trying to reach a younger age group, it seems ironic that all of the individuals developing strategy are too nervous to lean on the younger staff.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Culture on the downtick

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people - the company is a mix of young and old, but most people appreciate initiative and humor, and the majority of people don't take themselves too seriously.
    Benefits - strong benefits package, though 401(k) matching no longer offered.
    Large corporation - Plenty of people to meet and things to learn.
    Great parties - holiday and otherwise, just make sure you get invited.

    Cons

    Large corporation - not a whole lot of accountability.
    Crappy growth - you'll feel that ceiling hard.
    Overworked and Underpaid - Say goodbye to your social life!
    Bureaucracy - runs rampant. Red tape will be your new worst enemy.
    Gone is the music, so is the fun - with the departure (dismissal) of Judy Mcgrath, the flicker of life that was left in the company is gone. Corporate Viacom runs everything and effectively interferes with the company. MTV isn't what it used to be, that's for sure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let MTV do what it does best - innovate and titillate. Whatever short term profitability is achieved by flattening the organization and exploiting inter-departmental efficiencies hurts the long term viability of what used to be a company that challenged the status quo, not conformed to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Generally nice coworkers but little mobility

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    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
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