MTV Networks Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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  1. MTV is a great place to start your career, definitely has its perks even they don't pay well. Looks awesome on resume.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Business & Legal Affairs in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Business & Legal Affairs in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Summer Fridays, Wellness Center, Autonomy, Good benefits and discounts,
    Holiday party. Photo lab. No dress
    Code. Diverse.

    Cons

    Office in Times Square, Doesn't pay market price, long hours - no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more! Also people who work there should get first dibs on jobs at Viacom.

  2. Producer/Editor. Produce, light, shoot, and edit videos for online ancillary content as well as some on-air content.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer/Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer/Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool perks such as awesome parties and opportunities to travel, see concerts, shows, and other various cultural events. Easy to work for, and gives young people a chance to break into the industry.

    Cons

    Almost everybody is "perma-lance", meaning freelance but comes to work for at least 40 hours a week, just no benefits or vacation time. Does not usually pay industry standard to most of its employees until they've worked there for at least a few years.

  3. I worked in the Finance for a decade.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, some opportunity to advance, good benefits.

    Cons

    The old mtv pioneers are gone and the culture has become increasingly corporate.
    Tons of red tape get work approved and completed.
    Systems not setup appropriately for production company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, the people doing the work might have good advice, ideas to improve processes and create cost efficiencies.

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  5. You Do Not Get Rewarded For Your Hard Work..

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

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    MTV has projects with the potential to take them to the next level
    A lot of talent people work a the network and if there voices were allowed to be heard they could make positive changes.

    Cons

    The "diversity" factor in the company is questionable.
    There are more corporate thinkers than creative employees.
    Salaries are low in comparison to other networks.
    Viacom does not always promote deserving employees as often as they should,

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the employees who are forward thinking and can really take the company to the next level.

  6. Great company, great internship.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a development intern, you're actually listened to.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't much to do in the office

  7. Working at MTV networks was very beneficial. It taught me how to maneuver within Corporate America.

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    Former Employee - Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It affords you the opportunity to meet a lot of movers and shakers and valuable connections. I was able to build a network of professionals that helped make my job in marketing easier.

    Cons

    The pay isn't competitive. Because so many people are eying to work at MTV Networks they are able to pay pennies and hire quality professionals.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what they are worth and encourage a healthy work life balance. It seems that the expectation is for you to be devoted to your job 24/7 and frown upon it you resist.

  8. More corporate than creative

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, on site gym classes, yearly bonuses.

    Cons

    Lack of management, low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop managing up. Manage your employees not just your work. Offer more opportunities for growth.

  9. producer

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment + wonderful creative coworkers

    Cons

    hard to move up. very challenging to become full time

  10. Intern

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

    Pros

    Cool working environment. Lots of young people, and all the floors have different designs. I interned with the production management department, so there were lots of cool shoots to go on-- movie premieres, American Idol events, etc.

    Cons

    There are so many interns, that employees don't really know what to do with them. Most days I just sat at my desk and was bored. MTV tries to create a feeling like they were going to help outstanding interns get a job, but that is just not true. Most employees in production management stay there forever, and an openings go to friends or family.

    Advice to Management

    Your internship program is too big. Make it more exclusive so the interns actually get a great experience rather than being the errand boy for everyone, including the PAs... who should be the errand boys.

  11. Pretty boring unless you're a full time employee

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

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual Dress
    Laid Back Environment
    A lot of job opportunities

    Cons

    No perks, promotions.
    Employees in my department didn't speak to the interns
    not enough legitimate work for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take interns if you don't need them.

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