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Viacom Media Networks intern Reviews

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "unexpected place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    - 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.


  3. "Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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  5. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Intern Friendly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. "Fun and creative enviornment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Viacom Media 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


  8. "Intern slave labor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool company vision, central location in NYC, varied creative departments and channels within network, occasional celebrity sightings in office

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, unstructured intern training/events, too many students to accommodate for (500 interns/semester), lack of day to day work, difficult to get full time hire after internship

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to mentor interns rather than just give them leftover managerial work to do


  9. "A great learning experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Viacom Media 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


  10. "Series Development Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Resume Builder
    -Bagel Thursdays
    -Staff that remembers you for later hire

    Cons

    -You almost never have contact with anyone above a coordinator... unless they love you
    -Really mundane tasks
    -Unlike some internships, they make you get them food almost every lunch time.

    Advice to Management

    Give the interns more to do


  11. "Too big, too much a$$ kissing, but looks great on a resume!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Viacom Media Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern, but this is what I observed:

    -Laid back environment
    -Casual attire
    -Looks great on a resume
    -Nice people for the most part

    Cons

    -MTV is huge so you feel like a number
    -WAY too much a$$ kissing (not my style)
    -Located in an annoying spot (Times Square)
    -Does not guarantee you a job when you finish your internship

    Advice to Management

    -Listen more to ideas of the people working under you
    -Become more in touch with the company's younger targeted audience


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