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MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated 18 February 2015
Updated 18 February 2015
59 Reviews
3.9
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
Philippe P. Dauman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very considerate about work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young (in 10 reviews)

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

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    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Cool working environment. Lots of young people, and all the floors have different designs. I interned with the production management department, so there were lots of cool shoots to go on-- movie premieres, American Idol events, etc.

    Cons

    There are so many interns, that employees don't really know what to do with them. Most days I just sat at my desk and was bored. MTV tries to create a feeling like they were going to help outstanding interns get a job, but that is just not true. Most employees in production management stay there forever, and an openings go to friends or family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your internship program is too big. Make it more exclusive so the interns actually get a great experience rather than being the errand boy for everyone, including the PAs... who should be the errand boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty boring unless you're a full time employee

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

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Casual Dress
    Laid Back Environment
    A lot of job opportunities

    Cons

    No perks, promotions.
    Employees in my department didn't speak to the interns
    not enough legitimate work for interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take interns if you don't need them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    unexpected place

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

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

    Pros

    - HR team made the interns feel welcomed
    - learning opportunities outside of your area of interest/internship responsibilities
    - talented staff
    - work/life balance seems good

    Cons

    - people are too busy to talk/teach you things
    - couldn't tell if people were actually happy to be working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your interns as people who do your work for you, instead actually take the time to get to know them and mentor them. An internship is a two way street. It would be nice to compensate the interns too - unpaid internships are unjust in so many ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship

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

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    you learn a ton about the industry!

    Cons

    If you are a fall intern there is way too much down time. Pitches to airing happens winter though summer so the fall can be very boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    great experience working with the team

    Cons

    none-I enjoyed the experience very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

  7.  

    Intern Friendly

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (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
  8.  

    Fun and creative enviornment

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

    I worked at MTV 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Intern slave labor

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (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
  10.  

    A great learning experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (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
  11.  

    Series Development Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (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

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