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
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    Great company, great internship.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Intern in New York, NY
    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


  2. Fun and creative enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Production Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Production Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to intern great cafeteria food fun events for interns interns are treated as employees. you learn a lot.

    Cons

    hardly any job opportunities here


  3. A great learning experience!

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    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Some days I had nothing to do / was forgotten about


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  5. You make the best out of your opportunity

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Experience and cool company. Every day can be different. Only those who are persistent will thrive.

    Cons

    Dead-ends. Long hours at times. There's not a lot of cons at working at such a prestige company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work hard and you'll go far


  6. Really positive experience, with opportunities to make meaningful contributions on a variety of projects

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many pros to interning with MTV Networks. Not only does it look great on a resume (who hasn't heard of MTV?), but it's also a great place to be if you're looking to gain meaningful real world experience. I was never asked to get anyone's coffee and only a few times was I asked to make copies.

    Cons

    The only real con I can think of is that it's in the middle of time square. Some may perceive this as a pro, but if you don't want to bump elbows with tons of tourists on your commute, then I would say it's a bit of a downside.


  7. Internship in Standards and Practices

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    Former Intern - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Very good options for moving up in company after internship ends. Progressive company and fun.

    Cons

    A lot of big egos.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Internship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very prestigous name on your resume. The connections you make are valuable and easy to stay in touch and network. The people are really kind, for the most part, sometimes snooty. Really casual, laid back atmosphere. Senior management is really awesome!

    Cons

    You don't get to sit in on any meetings or do anything exciting. You restock the fridge and get bagels and food from the food trucks for people. A lot of assistants cry and secretly dislike each other. BUT you'll survive.

    Advice to Management

    Try to involve the interns more. Burning disks and getting food is fun, but so is learning.


  9. Great learning experience, great place to network, friendly employees

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Communication Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Communication Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very casual dress code, Location, Cafeteria, Networking capabilities, Relaxed atmosphere, Nice employees

    Cons

    In the department I interned for, some employees were a bit immature


  10. Great Internship at MTV.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Creative Music Integration Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Creative Music Integration Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, young, energetic staff with a lot of good ideas. They don't take themselves too seriously, but do take their work very seriously. The work I did was not very "intern-y", and I was given responsibilities and trust in my capabilities.

    Cons

    Easy to blend in because the company is so large, and you will be forgotten if you do not network and make sure people remember you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make interns feel valued and a useful part of the team.


  11. Surrounded by excellent people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is fun and, while high pressure, very laid back.

    Cons

    As an intern was not given many opportunities to gain a lot of hands on experience. Did a lot of office work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that the interns are there to learn.



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