MTV Networks Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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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 35 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 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't much to do in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Entry level job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Interesting, good people at the job

    Cons

    Long hours not awesome pay

  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack of management, low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Excellent people, best in the business

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    Former Employee - Controller in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Controller in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Company growing in leaps and bounds, excellent opportunity for growth. Work hard play hard.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a little cliquish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to start career if interested in the media industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Opportunity to engage with high level engagements. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Expected to conduct a lot of research and very deadline driven environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with junior people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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)

    Pros

    great work environment + wonderful creative coworkers

    Cons

    hard to move up. very challenging to become full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Intern

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. I worked under the VP of Business Development in everyday transactions

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    Former Intern - Global Business Development in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Global Business Development in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Great people; great culture. You're constantly working with very vibrant go-getter people. This pushes you to really work hard and excel.

    Cons

    Parking is impossible for visitors or etc. Security is insane. I've gotten locked out of my building so many times during the internship, it wasn't even funny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integrate interns together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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