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MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
348 Reviews

3.7
348 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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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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  1.  

    Intern Friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Management Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Talent Management Intern in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Intern program- Very organized and valuable process
    Company culture- everyone seemed to get along great
    Fun atmosphere- relaxed but hard working environment
    Seemed to be lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Could provide a little more work and responsibility to interns especially ones who are obtaining higher degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity for students currently enrolled in college.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing if you are put in the right area. Unless you are high level, dress code is very casual. As an intern, MTV really tries to immerse the student and gives them projects. Interns are supposed to help the company, not just get coffee. This makes for an awesome experience working in Times Square. The company also has different events that network interns and current employees.

    Cons

    No pay, they only give credit. This was hard for me because I had to commute everyday and I lost a lot of money on transportation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach interns the politics of the system and make sure they receive all of the e-mails about intern events.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great environment, tons of fun, learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    It's Viacom. You get to see really cool things happening almost all the time, like live awards shows throughout the building. Paid. Cafeteria food is really good. Everyone is really friendly and the culture is really laid-back.

    Cons

    Can't think of many, really. The commute is a little annoying if you're not already in the city. Sometimes there just wasn't enough work for me to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Learning Experience with Amazing People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Felt like I was an operable part of my department, never a dull day. Respected and thanked for every effort.

    Cons

    Literally none. Amazing learning opportunity with the right department and a great chance to glean the inner workings of such a commendable network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and the legacy will speak for itself!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best internship I've ever held.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    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.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

    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.

  9.  

    MTV Radio Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MTV Radio Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - MTV Radio Intern in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unpaid, Worked Only 3 days a week

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ad Sales Intern

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    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Super nice people. Everyone is very friendly, and wants you to learn about the industry.

    Cons

    Have to ask for work a lot.
    Work isn't always important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a plan or schedule for the interns instead of relying on employees to throw work on the interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience for school credit

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in New York, NY (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer paid internships

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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