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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. "I loved the culture and the variety of tasks at hand."

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great perks
    Access to events and episodes before public

    Cons

    Not noticed easily
    Unpaid
    Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns more guidance with their career paths, be more honest about how competitive it is to get a job there.


  2. "Great opportunity for students currently enrolled in college."

    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

    The company culture is amazing if you are put in the right area. Unless you are high level, dress code is very casual. As an intern, MTV really tries to immerse the student and gives them projects. Interns are supposed to help the company, not just get coffee. This makes for an awesome experience working in Times Square. The company also has different events that network interns and current employees.

    Cons

    No pay, they only give credit. This was hard for me because I had to commute everyday and I lost a lot of money on transportation.

    Advice to Management

    Teach interns the politics of the system and make sure they receive all of the e-mails about intern events.


  3. "You make the best out of your opportunity"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Experience and cool company. Every day can be different. Only those who are persistent will thrive.

    Cons

    Dead-ends. Long hours at times. There's not a lot of cons at working at such a prestige company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work hard and you'll go far


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  5. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    cool environment, friendly CEO's, and chill atmosphere

    Cons

    didn't get to do everything that we were promised


  6. "Great environment, tons of fun, learned a lot"

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

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

    Pros

    It's Viacom. You get to see really cool things happening almost all the time, like live awards shows throughout the building. Paid. Cafeteria food is really good. Everyone is really friendly and the culture is really laid-back.

    Cons

    Can't think of many, really. The commute is a little annoying if you're not already in the city. Sometimes there just wasn't enough work for me to do.


  7. "Great Learning Experience with Amazing People"

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

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

    Pros

    Felt like I was an operable part of my department, never a dull day. Respected and thanked for every effort.

    Cons

    Literally none. Amazing learning opportunity with the right department and a great chance to glean the inner workings of such a commendable network.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and the legacy will speak for itself!


  8. "Really positive experience, with opportunities to make meaningful contributions on a variety of projects"

    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

    There are many pros to interning with MTV Networks. Not only does it look great on a resume (who hasn't heard of MTV?), but it's also a great place to be if you're looking to gain meaningful real world experience. I was never asked to get anyone's coffee and only a few times was I asked to make copies.

    Cons

    The only real con I can think of is that it's in the middle of time square. Some may perceive this as a pro, but if you don't want to bump elbows with tons of tourists on your commute, then I would say it's a bit of a downside.


  9. "Internship in Standards and Practices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Very good options for moving up in company after internship ends. Progressive company and fun.

    Cons

    A lot of big egos.


  10. "Good for your 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

    Good experience and good for your resume.

    Cons

    However, it is known as an intern factory.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Best internship I've ever held."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Production Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Production Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working in pre-production, production, and post. Cool opportunities for going on shoots.

    Cons

    A bunch of downtime during the internship, but that's expected at an internship. They also inform you of this at intern orientation.


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