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Viacom Media Networks intern Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, summer Fridays, insane amount of PTO, lots of perks and great health benefits (in 39 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 21 reviews)

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  1. "Viacom Summer Internship"

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    • 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. "It was great."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and the environment

    Cons

    It is not always busy, sometimes boring.

    Advice to Management

    I really enjoyed the internship program.

  3. "Good exp for 1st Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in Beijing. First Internship in my life. Realy cool experience. Not much work. Doing Slides and excels.

    Cons

    Too far from the center of Beijing. Need to take subway everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more sales driven.


  4. "Good learning experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative hip atmosphere, lots of young people, possibility of running into celebrities and getting the first look into new media content, chances to participate in projects

    Cons

    High turn-over rate, job security is somewhat unstable, hard to get hired full-time (usually easier to get hired for free-lance projects)

    Advice to Management

    More stability and regiments, otherwise good job on work and life balance, diversity inclusion, and training programs (very large internship program)


  5. "good summer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun. hip. trendy. lots of young people. There's always something going on.

    Cons

    huge place, hard to meet people. interns get no pay.

    Advice to Management

    get some more quality scripted shows and less reality


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fun, diverse atmosphere, but slightly bored"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While interning at MTV, I was able to gain a lot of experience in my department. The people were very nice. The lounge is nice but definitely nothing to call home about. The environment feels very diverse and welcoming. I was able to meet with my intern supervisor on a daily basis to ask questions and receive feedback on my performance. I met some great people at MTV. Best of all, this internship looks GREAT on a resume.

    Cons

    I wish interns had the opportunity to rotate to other departments to learn more and increase networking opportunities. I never really got the chance to meet other interns as the place is huge. I was often bored with nothing to do even after requesting work.

    Advice to Management

    I can't speak as a paid employee, but as an intern, I would recommend increasing networking opportunities/events for interns.


  7. "Fun experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young, friendly, bubbly employees
    People are always willing to help and share their insight
    Cool offices
    Great building and views
    Fun environment

    Cons

    I was only an intern so I didn't see too many downsides. Did hear stories though about difficulty moving up the ladder and understaffed departments like in programming.

    Advice to Management

    Pay interns! Or at least give up a travel stipend. For such a huge corporation, a stipend to interns can definitely be afforded!

  8. "Insightful"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nurturing environment, casual atmosphere, extremely supportive supervisors. Offers an opportunity to work for one of the most influential media organizations on the planet and see the inner workings of cable networks.

    Cons

    Occasionally menial and repetitive work, Times Square headquarters can get overwhelming. Sometimes employees seem too relaxed, would like to see a stronger work ethic among supervisors and management.


  9. "Great reference but projects were uninspiring"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent reference and great networking opportunities. Great exposure to industry trends, technologies and products. Fun and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Projects and tasks were very low responsibility compared to other internships I have completed. They do not compensate for travel, which made interning difficult.


  10. "Great Resume builder"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to all the different deparments. Educational internship and a great thing to have on your resume. Friendly, casual environment

    Cons

    Everyone is so young it looks like there is no long term employees. For production mainly use outside vendors. Wasn;'t able to stay in contact with supervisors.


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