MTV Networks Reviews

Updated April 16, 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

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    was an hr intern. had great guidance and independence at the same time. great learning environment

    Cons

    didn't get a chance to make friends or interact with other interns or other departments

  2. 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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    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
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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.

  6. Production Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Great coworkers, atmosphere who make it enjoyable to be at work.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor pay, freelance rarely leads to staff positions, no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more room for growth or at least better compensation for freelance employees. Need better work/life balance

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Unique work environment.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety in work is great. If you are looking for a place that will keep you on your toes this is a great environment for that type of work experience.

    Cons

    For a communications field the communication lacks and growth opportunities can be minimal.

  10. One of the most toxic work environments.

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Nashville, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits overall

    Cons

    Young females are given unfair opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Keep your experienced people. Stop firing them at every downsizing.

  11. 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

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