MTV Networks Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
362 Reviews
3.8
362 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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86 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In demand brand; great team and culture

    Cons

    poor communication across regions at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun while it lasts!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Summer fridays
    Big name brands
    Nice office
    Good location

    Cons

    Arrogant Management
    Constant layoffs
    Back stabbing co-workers - this is how you win at MTV
    Lots of people sitting around not doing anything in the 50k range who are not deserving of a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who work hard and don't let former employee's make it hard for new people it serves no purpose.
    No matter how many team events you plan still no one acts as a team, why is that ?
    The managers at this place abuse power.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    you learn a ton about the industry!

    Cons

    If you are a fall intern there is way too much down time. Pitches to airing happens winter though summer so the fall can be very boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    great experience working with the team

    Cons

    none-I enjoyed the experience very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

  6.  

    Great place to work, if you can stand the heat

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality of life, flex hours and embrace of all walks of life make this place worth considering. Did I mention Summer Fridays?

    Cons

    It's a great brand to work on, and they know it. Will work you to the bone, but those who can cut it will rise to the top. Salary may be a little lower than some competitors....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to go from entry level to manager position

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

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

    Pros

    In many ways, depending on the department, there are so many un-answered questions for how cable will survive the digital era, you can feel like you're working in a startup environment even though you're in a corporation of 10,000 people

    Cons

    A common complaint among the under 30 set is the feeling that you are stuck in a role unless you leave for a higher position at another company and come back after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training opportunities for managers and young employees who have leadership potential to become directors and VPS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Internship!

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

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot from this internship and it helped to jumpstart my career in television.

    Cons

    When I was interning they were not paying their interns but I only had to work two days a week.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Incredible Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work load is well managed
    Atmosphere is creative but refined

    Cons

    Advancement structure is on default mode

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Once agree at place to work, but gone down hill, all the great exec's to have left.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Its a very big organization, their main NYC building has nice amenities for employees, the work culture is pretty laid back, dress code is relaxed. There are some nice folks working their.

    Cons

    In the time I was there (almost 10 years) I saw them eliminate so many benefits. They cater to their "Top 25" executives, decisions making factors in how it impacts them most and not those further down the food chain. As a result, they have eliminated pensions, service recognition bonus (which employees received every year after 5 years of service) butchered the insurance plans, (premiums and deductible are much higher for less coverage). And, they're a bit shady in how they relay this information to employees (great news, we're fazing out the pension plan!!!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To TOP management: You have thousands of people working for you, stop catering just to the "top 25" and care about everyone equally regardless of their rank.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    fun and exciting, but didnt last

    Former Employee - Lead Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Artist in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great coworkers, fun projects, great hours and pay, managers were awesome

    Cons

    not daring enough, eventually we were absorbed and stifled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take risks, move faster, try things and move on

    Recommends

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