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Viacom Media Networks intern Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • The company atmosphere is lighthearted and laid back (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance wasn't great, but it was manageable (in 15 reviews)

  • long long hours can be draining (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Learning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great experience for school credit"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Employees ranging up to the CFO are friendly and helpful. Laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Unpaid. Only school credit is offered.

    Advice to Management

    Offer paid internships


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, but often neglected."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - in NY
    - popular amongst the younger generation
    - looks good on resume
    - meet with tons of people

    Cons

    - those tons of people forget you
    - no real learning
    - mostly a delivery person for the producers

    Advice to Management

    take better care of your interns


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Learning Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    -Fun, laid back yet serious environment, learn various skills--they try to teach you more than just your major

    Cons

    -Don't offer jobs right after internship to interns, academic credit only, not paid

    Advice to Management

    Overall, good except some higher ups tend to yell at employees un professionally


  7. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Great place to start off"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The Santa Monica office was a laid back atmosphere. Dress code is casual and every person I worked with and met were nice and helpful. If I didn't have a career change decision, I would have wanted to spend my entire career at MTV Networks.

    Cons

    Don't have any complaints except living in the valley the commute was rather far to Santa Monica every day.


  9. "Great Resume builder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "This place is a giant intern mill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Looks great on a resume
    - Get to work for well known networks
    - People are friendly for the most part

    Cons

    MTV takes advantage of all the free labor they can get. It is super easy to get an intern position at MTVN, but once you graduate, forget about getting hired there. The useless "internship seminars" are just in place to make it seem like they are interested in watching you grow into a prospective MTV employee. It's all phony. Don't waste your time. Seek a better internship elsewhere where you actually have a chance of getting hired after graduation. I honestly think they post fake positions on the career site just to keep the HR recruiters busy. Ridiculous.


  11. "Great reference but projects were uninspiring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.



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