MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
353 Reviews
3.7
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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)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    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.  

    Fun and creative enviornment

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern slave labor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Research Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool company vision, central location in NYC, varied creative departments and channels within network, occasional celebrity sightings in office

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, unstructured intern training/events, too many students to accommodate for (500 interns/semester), lack of day to day work, difficult to get full time hire after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to mentor interns rather than just give them leftover managerial work to do

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great learning experience!

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Was given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Some days I had nothing to do / was forgotten about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Series Development Intern

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Resume Builder
    -Bagel Thursdays
    -Staff that remembers you for later hire

    Cons

    -You almost never have contact with anyone above a coordinator... unless they love you
    -Really mundane tasks
    -Unlike some internships, they make you get them food almost every lunch time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Too big, too much a$$ kissing, but looks great on a resume!

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was an intern, but this is what I observed:

    -Laid back environment
    -Casual attire
    -Looks great on a resume
    -Nice people for the most part

    Cons

    -MTV is huge so you feel like a number
    -WAY too much a$$ kissing (not my style)
    -Located in an annoying spot (Times Square)
    -Does not guarantee you a job when you finish your internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen more to ideas of the people working under you
    -Become more in touch with the company's younger targeted audience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I loved the culture and the variety of tasks at hand.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great perks
    Access to events and episodes before public

    Cons

    Not noticed easily
    Unpaid
    Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your interns more guidance with their career paths, be more honest about how competitive it is to get a job there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity for students currently enrolled in college.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    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
  10.  

    You make the best out of your opportunity

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard and you'll go far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    cool environment, friendly CEO's, and chill atmosphere

    Cons

    didn't get to do everything that we were promised

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