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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 21 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and creative enviornment"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to intern
    great cafeteria food
    fun events for interns
    interns are treated as employees. you learn a lot.

    Cons

    hardly any job opportunities here


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great internship."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a development intern, you're actually listened to.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't much to do in the office

  3. "MTV Intern"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The experience I was able to gain was very helpful for later in my career. Everyone was very welcoming, supportive and passionate about their job. I enjoyed the perks of working for MTV and getting to work with the best and the brightest

    Cons

    The hours at times were long and difficult. I wasn't always sure there was clear vision for what I was working on. It was difficult to know which projects were supposed to be priority over other projects because there were so many

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to create a better flow for projects, to make sure that which is being worked on it priority. Try focusing on fewer projects and make them great, as opposed to tackling so many different items


  4. "Great People, Good time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've had a few entertainment industry internships before MTV, and I have enjoyed my time here. There is plenty of respect between employees, and office camaraderie is evident. As an intern, I am encouraged to ask questions and be proactive. Primarily, I read scripts, watch cuts, and carry out basic administrative tasks.

    Cons

    Some of the promises made during the interview process and early days of the internship have not been followed up.

    Advice to Management

    You can totally expect more out of the interns - we're here to work. It would be nice to sit in on more interesting meetings.


  5. "Good first internship"

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

    Pros

    Really fun environment, people are friendly and willing to help you learn

    Cons

    Not that much for you to do each day depending on the department


  6. "Great way to dip your toes into media"

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

    I have been working at Viacom Media Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Internships are paid, which is hard to come by in media
    - The HR department makes a huge effort to engage with interns throughout the semester and provide opportunities to help interns prepare for the job search
    - Supervisors tend to be young and very friendly
    - A diverse array of networks and departments you can be placed in

    Cons

    - Depending on your department/network, there may be significant limits to what you're actually allowed to work on or observe. This wasn't the case for me, but some of my peers have expressed these frustrations in their own departments


  7. "Dream Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mtv was so cool. We got to wear whatever classyish casual outift we wanted to. Every few weeks we would be excused from our duties for an hour to listen to a band. Celebrities were constantly dropping by for meetings. And you're working for a cool, hip, young network that actually can influence a generation.

    Cons

    For me the worst part was the Los Angeles Traffic- hello, 2 hour commute. But other than that as an intern you must obviously do all of the less than desired work load such as moving / packing boxes, organizing and mail duties--but none the less i loved the job

    Advice to Management

    As an intern my manager was one person, my supervisor, and he did a fantastic job. As for the rest of the management i feel i had no insight for feedback.

  8. "A internship to have in college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MTV Press Intern
    Former Employee - MTV Press Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was given many tasks. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Some managers didn't know how to relate to interns.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns value.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "As an intern, it's hard to tell."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the cafeteria, interesting people, interesting projects, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Was told I could get hands-on experience in the internship I never received, really bad desk set-up for an intern, never worked with or spoke to the person who was supposed to be my supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Allow interns more opportunity to move from department to department.


  10. "Satisfactory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When there are things for the interns to do, it's great. You'll get to sit in on tapings and help coordinate shoots.

    Cons

    We worked during a very slow season. Our supervisors had nothing to do, we in turn had nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    perhaps, the office atmosphere could be a bit more intern friendly.


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