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Viacom Media Networks intern Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Viacom Media Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance - great for working moms or for people who have other pursuits outside of their day job (in 41 reviews)

  • The company atmosphere is lighthearted and laid back (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance wasn't great, but it was manageable (in 16 reviews)

  • long long hours can be draining (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Viacom Summer Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great company culture
    - lots of fun intern events

    Cons

    - a little disorganized
    - could offer more career help


  2. "Best INternship experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales Operations Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Sales Operations Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Everyone is open to help you in your career growth

    Cons

    I did find myself taking work home due to a huge workload, but this was mainly due to an old software the comapny was using. they have updated

  3. "Negative Experiance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Nice easy environment, work is less

    Cons

    Less learning opportunity, No full time offers

    Advice to Management

    Automatic job offers to interns if you like them


  4. "A Great Place to Work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    I loved Viacom! It's really the most fun I've had at an internship. My bosses and HR were really interested in me furthering my career interests, especially in the company, and were really supportive. The dress code is casual, which speaks about much of the company -- however, there is still an office culture, so don't forget it! Everyone is open to fun -- they host Thursday Happy Hours, Trivia Games (complete with a keg and wings), and always have fun events for you to go to with the inter-company groups like Thursday Thinkers and Somos for Latino/a employees. There's always something interesting happening!

    Cons

    As an intern, the work I got was not really part of my job title. I didn't get a lot of work, which sounds great, but it's not -- I was bored and couldn't do homework, so I'd end up surfing online for awhile pretending to do work that I wasn't assigned.


  5. "Great way to dip your toes into media"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Internships are paid, which is hard to come by in media
    - The HR department makes a huge effort to engage with interns throughout the semester and provide opportunities to help interns prepare for the job search
    - Supervisors tend to be young and very friendly
    - A diverse array of networks and departments you can be placed in

    Cons

    - Depending on your department/network, there may be significant limits to what you're actually allowed to work on or observe. This wasn't the case for me, but some of my peers have expressed these frustrations in their own departments


  6. "Loved everything about it!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - New Business Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - New Business Development Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Content
    Culture
    Work life balance
    People
    Networking
    Leadship
    Mentoring
    Employee resource groups
    College Relations Team

    Cons

    Changing media landscape
    Nothing else I can think of


  7. "Good first internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really fun environment, people are friendly and willing to help you learn

    Cons

    Not that much for you to do each day depending on the department

  8. "Great People, Good time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've had a few entertainment industry internships before MTV, and I have enjoyed my time here. There is plenty of respect between employees, and office camaraderie is evident. As an intern, I am encouraged to ask questions and be proactive. Primarily, I read scripts, watch cuts, and carry out basic administrative tasks.

    Cons

    Some of the promises made during the interview process and early days of the internship have not been followed up.

    Advice to Management

    You can totally expect more out of the interns - we're here to work. It would be nice to sit in on more interesting meetings.


  9. "Former Intern"

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

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Learned from other employees, both interdepartmental and those who shared the wing
    -Free swag/event opportunities
    -No getting coffee for other employees
    -Insight on how things operate cross departmentally and from start-to-finish
    - Summer hours (Friday's off)

    Cons

    -Internship sponsor was uninterested in sponsoring/mentoring (leave for the day without saying anything)-Sponsor showed minimal guidance (i.e. vague timeline / minimal direction)
    - No pay

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure the sponsor is capable and willing to be in charge of an intern. It definitely makes or breaks the internship experience.


  10. "MTV Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experience I was able to gain was very helpful for later in my career. Everyone was very welcoming, supportive and passionate about their job. I enjoyed the perks of working for MTV and getting to work with the best and the brightest

    Cons

    The hours at times were long and difficult. I wasn't always sure there was clear vision for what I was working on. It was difficult to know which projects were supposed to be priority over other projects because there were so many

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to create a better flow for projects, to make sure that which is being worked on it priority. Try focusing on fewer projects and make them great, as opposed to tackling so many different items


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