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

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    • 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.


  2. "Internship in Standards and Practices"

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    • 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.

  3. "Good for your resume"

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    • 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best internship I've ever held."

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great location. It was a fantastic learning experience with the ability to extends your limits as much as you would like.

    Cons

    There was no pay for interns, at least in some departments. You must be able to get college credit to intern here.


  7. "I worked as a marketing intern and the experience was worthwhile!"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You are included in all meetings and get to interact will all levels of management. Great work culture! Not a typical uptight suit and tie corporation. Many employees, including top executives were very easy to talk to.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to mention.

  8. "MTV Radio Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Ton of great experiences, on job training, casual dress code, great co-workers

    Cons

    Unpaid, Worked Only 3 days a week


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

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


  10. "Not as great as it seems. Don't be blinded by the name!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Design Intern
    Former Intern - Design Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Viacom Media Networks as an intern

    Pros

    As a designer, fun projects.

    Cons

    No sense of company culture ro community, and no appreciation for its employees. You are a cog in the machine, alongside thousands of employees working to add "MTV" to their resume. Little appreciation ro recognition; you are a nobody. It is inexcusable for internships to be unpaid, at such a massive company.


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