MTV Networks Reviews

Updated July 2, 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
  • They also don't really value a work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management Goldfish syndrome (30 second memory inside a glass bowl) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belleville, NJ

    I have been working at MTV Networks (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. The company is very diversified.

    Cons

    There are none cons. I truly enjoyed working there great group of people.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Creative Music Integration Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MTV Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very cool office. Low workload (also a con). Also, being able to put MTV / Viacom on my resume led to more opportunities down the road. Incredibly friendly HR staff as well.

    Cons

    Almost no useful / educational / interesting tasks were given in the CMI department internship. Despite my best efforts, I wasn't able to learn much about the industry or the company. I mostly sent off pre-written emails for an executive assistant and never even saw the head of the department. Opportunities to assist higher level employees, sit in on more legit work, etc. were slim to none.

    Advice to Management

    You hire smart capable interns. Treat them like such, wasted resource there. Exit interviews with interns might be a good thing both for recruiting good talent and learning how to better utilize interns.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good people, slow work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Good people worked there, good hours, respect employees personal time.

    Cons

    Failed to innovate, stagnate on ideas moving up the chain, too many layers of review.

    Advice to Management

    Allow team members to bring ideas to fruition.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fun, young, hip

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Writer in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    MTV is such a fun, hip place to work.

    Cons

    Can be a little too corporate and some of the "higher-ups" lack experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on experience, not who will work for cheap.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Start/Grow Your Career

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time

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

    Pros

    Because of its size there are a lot of opportunities for upward or horizontal movement. There are also a lot of smart people who can help drive your careers and professional advancement.

    Cons

    The large size can create difficulties when trying to get initiatives going or attaining approval to move forward with projects.


  7. Digital Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTV Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun working environment. Team was open to thoughts & ideas. Asked to contribute to speaking during calls/meetings.

    Cons

    Not a structured internship. Did not feel challenged. Not a paid internship.


  8. MTV

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    nice perks
    people are great
    laid back environment

    Cons

    always last minute
    poor cycle of sales problems


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great if you're <40

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, good time off policy, decent salaries.

    Cons

    There are three things you can't be at Viacom: Obese, disabled, or old. No one retires from Viacom; you've got a target on your back as soon as you cross the 40-45 line.


  10. Senior Editor Digital

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of money, food, and acers

    Cons

    Get laid off apprehensively, crappy working


  11. Helpful (3)

    On the decline.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Good name to have on resume
    Talented coworkers
    Great place to network
    Amazing mac-n-cheese in the cafeteria

    Cons

    No good leadership
    No creative risk taking
    Slow to adapt to new technology
    Constant fear of losing job
    Shamed for taking time off
    Expected to "be available" during vacation

    Advice to Management

    Teach leadership. Foster creativity. Take more risks. Send every manager to training.



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