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Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • The company atmosphere is lighthearted and laid back (in 43 reviews)

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

  • long long hours can be draining (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very satisfied"

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

    I love the benefits and the work environment. MTV Networks is very family oriented. I've only been here a year and I love the department I'm in.

    Cons

    As of right now, I can't find any downsides of working at MTV, overall everything seems cool.

    Advice to Management

    Since I'm on the admin side, I've heard issues but I don't have any feedback.


  2. "Very fair company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Very fair company that keeps creativity at the core. Great brands and strong support from Viacom.

    Cons

    Hard to navigate the many brands and broad scope of senior managers across all of those brands. Communicating effectively is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the strength of the brands.


  3. "MTV Networks, Addicting Games and Shockwave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Really FUN place to work with lots of smart people in the VERY hot market of video games and online games in the social media space with super hot IP. Our company does both the AddictingGames and Shockwave sites that driven millions of users to our products. Everyone here is driven to do really good work, the Senior Management team is very open in communication to all employees at all levels and encourages high participation of all. You are given the tools you need to get your job done and also the room and flexibility to get it done your own way without a lot of hand-holding or micromanagement. I love it here!

    Cons

    Not really much that is negative to say, its the best place I have worked in my recent career experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!! More great FUN stuff in 2010!


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  5. "Intern at MTV Networks"

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

    MTV Networks has a great culture. Everyone who is there wants to go to work every day. They make your experience extremely enjoyable.

    Cons

    The organization is so large that it is merely impossible to get a taste of it all. Also, the candidate application process can be more effective shortened.

    Advice to Management

    I think that MTV Networks is doing well. It is a great place to work! One area for improvement would be to look more into the recruitment process and to make it more efficient.


  6. "MTV Networks - Atom.com is great!"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
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    Pros

    Its a relaxed work environment with a young, energetic and funny group of people working there. Everyone is very dedicated to their work and no one puts in any less than their full effort. There is good support within the company and a friendly relationship between departments.

    Cons

    I am the only intern on my floor. While I have a great working and friendly relationship with my co-workers, I have no social opportunities to meet other interns.

    Advice to Management

    For their internship program, 1. allow interns to choose not to accept credit. (for legal purposes pay them $1, or something similar) This issue almost prevented me from working this summer, and 2. hold intern-only events so that we can network and keep in contact throughout the summer even if we are in different departments.


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Operations in New York, NY
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    Pros

    - No dress code
    - Ability to drive your team
    - Freedom to find solutions that suits the department

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Red tape

    Advice to Management

    You need someone to Architect your entire infrastructure


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of responsibility and flexibility, great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Great company culture, lots of responsibility from a very early point in your career, flexibility to work on diverse projects and media, great people to work with, and great benefits

    Cons

    If you grow with the company, you will receive an industry low salary - highly suggest jumping around

    Advice to Management

    Suggest better compensating individuals who grow with the company


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Embraces creativitiy and diversity within the organization.
    Corporate Culture is open and flat
    Promotes a healthy work-life balance

    Cons

    More traiing and development programs for employees
    Opportunities for career growth and movement within the organization
    Better corporate communication within the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! As long as we have a vision of where the company wants to be 3, 5, 10 years from now, the company will keep evolving and produce content that will be viewed by many audiences accross the board!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Eye-opening and a lot of fun!"

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

    As an intern, MTVN staff are always willing to help you find experience in different areas of the company. Everyone treated me like a part of the team immediately, gave great feedback and always challenged me!

    Cons

    It is definitely a huge company and has that huge company mentality, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Just to continue doing what they're doing. I felt very connected and cared for the entire time I was there.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours, nice people, summer fridays. IT has been a really great experience and I have learned a lot from everyone here

    Cons

    there arent really any downsides. The experience has been great and I really recommend working here if you are looking.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice for management. overall great support system and great people to work with here definitely.


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