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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. Helpful (2)

    "Very educational but I wish there was a better retention rate from internships into full-time jobs."

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

    Pros

    -entertainment industry experience
    -young, energetic, supportive environment
    -many opportunities to network

    Cons

    -low retention rate for interns


  2. "A great opportunity to become familiar with the daily writing process."

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was an intern with one of MTV's websites. They produce daily content which is really important experience for a communications student. Very demanding -- almost considered a staffer.

    Cons

    Typical office drama...a lot of gossip. I wasn't really used to that, but I guess it comes with the territory. Sometimes staffers had to scramble to find things for interns to do.

  3. "Learning"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good culture
    Open minded
    welcoming
    laidback yet active and motivating

    Cons

    For an Intern the laid back culture could seem to be little lazy

    Advice to Management

    NA


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I love and enjoy working for MTV but I just wish there was more room for mobility within the company."

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

    Pros

    It is a great place for people to work if they are young and interested in the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    The company lacks mobility within the company.

    Advice to Management

    I think most of the leadership at MTV is great and you guys should try to work harder to promote within.


  5. "Surrounded by excellent people"

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is fun and, while high pressure, very laid back.

    Cons

    As an intern was not given many opportunities to gain a lot of hands on experience. Did a lot of office work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that the interns are there to learn.


  6. "Great Internship at MTV."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Creative Music Integration Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Creative Music Integration 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

    Fun, young, energetic staff with a lot of good ideas. They don't take themselves too seriously, but do take their work very seriously. The work I did was not very "intern-y", and I was given responsibilities and trust in my capabilities.

    Cons

    Easy to blend in because the company is so large, and you will be forgotten if you do not network and make sure people remember you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make interns feel valued and a useful part of the team.


  7. "Great learning experience, great place to network, friendly employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Communication Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Communication Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very casual dress code, Location, Cafeteria, Networking capabilities, Relaxed atmosphere, Nice employees

    Cons

    In the department I interned for, some employees were a bit immature

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Internship"

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    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very prestigous name on your resume. The connections you make are valuable and easy to stay in touch and network. The people are really kind, for the most part, sometimes snooty. Really casual, laid back atmosphere. Senior management is really awesome!

    Cons

    You don't get to sit in on any meetings or do anything exciting. You restock the fridge and get bagels and food from the food trucks for people. A lot of assistants cry and secretly dislike each other. BUT you'll survive.

    Advice to Management

    Try to involve the interns more. Burning disks and getting food is fun, but so is learning.


  9. "Internship in Standards and Practices"

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

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    • 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.


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