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45 Reviews

3.6
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company truly has a great work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch with everyone below them (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work place felt like a high school where anyone had to potential to be voted prom queen/king.

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

    Pros

    Pros include: good medical and dental benefits as well as other perks, networking opportunities with a diverse population, and a fun working environment.

    Cons

    Cons include: low pay, childish and sometimes inappropriate behavior by managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is hit or miss. Needs to be more active supervision and support by HR so that people are better nurtured. Career development needs to be a bit more structured and transparent.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, but often neglected.

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

    Pros

    - in NY
    - popular amongst the younger generation
    - looks good on resume
    - meet with tons of people

    Cons

    - those tons of people forget you
    - no real learning
    - mostly a delivery person for the producers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have learned alot during my time with the company and feel that it does a great job in balancing work/life.

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance - They are very proactive with spending time outside of the office. During the summer season we get every other Friday off and there is always an event where you can bring children.

    Benefit - The benefits are pretty good and rarely do you hear about premiums increasing or getting less than prior years.

    Dress code - Unless you're in finance or sales, you can wear jeans and dress down most of the time.

    Cons

    There are opportunities, but unfortunately most of them go to friends of friends or relatives. The company should support more of its own employees.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very educational but I wish there was a better retention rate from internships into full-time jobs.

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

    Pros

    -entertainment industry experience
    -young, energetic, supportive environment
    -many opportunities to network

    Cons

    -low retention rate for interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Learning Experience

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

    Pros

    -Fun, laid back yet serious environment, learn various skills--they try to teach you more than just your major

    Cons

    -Don't offer jobs right after internship to interns, academic credit only, not paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, good except some higher ups tend to yell at employees un professionally

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cool place to work if you care about "perks"

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

    Pros

    Summer Fridays
    Mentor program for career growth
    Depending on your team, nice perks
    Jeans environment, depending on your team
    Workshops available for a variety of topics
    Good place to get experience than move on to another company- some people leave MTV to get a better paying job after a few years because the company name can open doors for you

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to competitors
    Depending on your department, little to no room for growth. You may have to network with a few senior level managers to get a promotion or recommendation
    Constant change- not always for good when it is not communicated clearly and truthfully
    Depending on your department getting things done can be a lot of red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salaries and maybe people will stay with the company for more than the "perks". Although a great place to work for new comers to the business or college grads who don't know what to expect monetarily, there is not good increase for jobs well done. Management should really look into other forms of rewarding employees for good work.

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  8.  

    Fun fast paced environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    * The work pace is very fast.
    * Highly talented staff
    * Cutting edge technology
    * Excellent co-workers
    * Fun events
    * Excellent cafeteria
    * Convenient location
    * The best Christmas party EVER!!
    * Stunning family special events and benefits
    * Free film screenings (passes) on Thursdays

    Cons

    * Bad communications between upper management and staff
    * Lack of transparency
    * Favoritism
    * Lack of job security
    * Frequent lay offs
    * Unnecessary corporate spending that could be geared towards employees retention
    * Awful programming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Better communication
    * More, proper delegation
    * More efficient time management
    * Discontinue with failed product development
    * You brag about your "HR 360 degree" program; use it before you lay off employees!!

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Casual

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY

    Pros

    The people. I've met some of the most interesting, dynamic, hard-working, and creative people here. Everyone has the desire to create good work, and for the most part it's a pretty inclusive and fun environment.

    Cons

    Working in Times Square every single day might destroy your soul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with your staff.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start off

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

    Pros

    The Santa Monica office was a laid back atmosphere. Dress code is casual and every person I worked with and met were nice and helpful. If I didn't have a career change decision, I would have wanted to spend my entire career at MTV Networks.

    Cons

    Don't have any complaints except living in the valley the commute was rather far to Santa Monica every day.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Resume builder

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

    Pros

    Exposure to all the different deparments. Educational internship and a great thing to have on your resume. Friendly, casual environment

    Cons

    Everyone is so young it looks like there is no long term employees. For production mainly use outside vendors. Wasn;'t able to stay in contact with supervisors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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