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Very visible company, low internal promotion/mobility

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at MTV Networks

Pros

It's a great resume builder and there are a ton of interesting projects. The benefits are awesome (fitness classes, great cafeteria, time off, etc).

Cons

They seem to favor hiring outside vs. within the company. A bit of grass is always greener syndrome. They've created a program to combat this, but many wonder if it's just for show. Hence, people leave and get promoted outside the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to your current employees for promotions! Or at least pay your employees a proper promotion salary. That's why people leave.

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  1. Intern slave labor

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    Former Intern - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than a 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
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    They put you through the NYC grinder and spit you out..

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    Former Contractor - Freelance Video Editor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Freelance Video Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The name recognition, people automatically know the name MTV and are impressed.

    Cons

    They work you hard for that measly day rate, 12 hours a day. And if you address the issue they say "Well you can leave because we have 20 people lined up at the door waiting to take your spot."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Normal hours and treating people with respect would do wonders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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