MTV Networks

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MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 53 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(9 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company truly has a great work life balance(in 21 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day(in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young(in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch with everyone below them(in 14 reviews)

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    Fun and creative enviornment

    Production Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

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

    Conshardly any job opportunities here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great learning experience!

    Design Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsWas given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    ConsSome days I had nothing to do / was forgotten about

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You make the best out of your opportunity

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to work hard and you'll go far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Internship in Standards and Practices

    Standards and Practices Intern (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

    ConsA lot of big egos.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Internship

    Series Development Intern (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA (US)

    ProsVery 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!

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience, great place to network, friendly employees

    Communication Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Internship at MTV.

    Creative Music Integration Intern (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA (US)

    ProsFun, 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.

    ConsEasy 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 Senior ManagementContinue to make interns feel valued and a useful part of the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Surrounded by excellent people

    Intern (Former Employee) Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget that the interns are there to learn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Intern (Current Employee) Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

    ConsThe company lacks mobility within the company.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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