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Updated November 29, 2017
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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 42 reviews)

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

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  1. "Former Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "MTV Intern"

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Creative Music Integration Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Very cool office. Low workload (also a con). Also, being able to put MTV / Viacom on my resume led to more opportunities down the road. Incredibly friendly HR staff as well.

    Cons

    Almost no useful / educational / interesting tasks were given in the CMI department internship. Despite my best efforts, I wasn't able to learn much about the industry or the company. I mostly sent off pre-written emails for an executive assistant and never even saw the head of the department. Opportunities to assist higher level employees, sit in on more legit work, etc. were slim to none.

    Advice to Management

    You hire smart capable interns. Treat them like such, wasted resource there. Exit interviews with interns might be a good thing both for recruiting good talent and learning how to better utilize interns.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great internship."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool working environment. Lots of young people, and all the floors have different designs. I interned with the production management department, so there were lots of cool shoots to go on-- movie premieres, American Idol events, etc.

    Cons

    There are so many interns, that employees don't really know what to do with them. Most days I just sat at my desk and was bored. MTV tries to create a feeling like they were going to help outstanding interns get a job, but that is just not true. Most employees in production management stay there forever, and an openings go to friends or family.

    Advice to Management

    Your internship program is too big. Make it more exclusive so the interns actually get a great experience rather than being the errand boy for everyone, including the PAs... who should be the errand boys.


  6. "Pretty boring unless you're a full time employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual Dress
    Laid Back Environment
    A lot of job opportunities

    Cons

    No perks, promotions.
    Employees in my department didn't speak to the interns
    not enough legitimate work for interns.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take interns if you don't need them.


  7. "unexpected place"

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    • 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

    - HR team made the interns feel welcomed
    - learning opportunities outside of your area of interest/internship responsibilities
    - talented staff
    - work/life balance seems good

    Cons

    - people are too busy to talk/teach you things
    - couldn't tell if people were actually happy to be working there

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your interns as people who do your work for you, instead actually take the time to get to know them and mentor them. An internship is a two way street. It would be nice to compensate the interns too - unpaid internships are unjust in so many ways.

  8. "Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you learn a ton about the industry!

    Cons

    If you are a fall intern there is way too much down time. Pitches to airing happens winter though summer so the fall can be very boring.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    great experience working with the team

    Cons

    none-I enjoyed the experience very much

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work


  10. "Intern Friendly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Talent Management Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Talent Management 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

    Intern program- Very organized and valuable process
    Company culture- everyone seemed to get along great
    Fun atmosphere- relaxed but hard working environment
    Seemed to be lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Could provide a little more work and responsibility to interns especially ones who are obtaining higher degrees.

    Advice to Management

    None


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