MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated 6 August 2014
Updated 6 August 2014
352 Reviews

3.7
352 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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78 Ratings

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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.  

    A internship to have in college

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    Former Employee - MTV Press Intern
    Former Employee - MTV Press Intern

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Was given many tasks. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns value.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience for school credit

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    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
  3.  

    A great opportunity to become familiar with the daily writing process.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    I was an intern with one of MTV's websites. They produce daily content which is really important experience for a communications student. Very demanding -- almost considered a staffer.

    Cons

    Typical office drama...a lot of gossip. I wasn't really used to that, but I guess it comes with the territory. Sometimes staffers had to scramble to find things for interns to do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, but often neglected.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    - in NY
    - popular amongst the younger generation
    - looks good on resume
    - meet with tons of people

    Cons

    - those tons of people forget you
    - no real learning
    - mostly a delivery person for the producers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very educational but I wish there was a better retention rate from internships into full-time jobs.

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    -entertainment industry experience
    -young, energetic, supportive environment
    -many opportunities to network

    Cons

    -low retention rate for interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Learning Experience

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    -Fun, laid back yet serious environment, learn various skills--they try to teach you more than just your major

    Cons

    -Don't offer jobs right after internship to interns, academic credit only, not paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, good except some higher ups tend to yell at employees un professionally

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to start off

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    The Santa Monica office was a laid back atmosphere. Dress code is casual and every person I worked with and met were nice and helpful. If I didn't have a career change decision, I would have wanted to spend my entire career at MTV Networks.

    Cons

    Don't have any complaints except living in the valley the commute was rather far to Santa Monica every day.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Resume builder

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Exposure to all the different deparments. Educational internship and a great thing to have on your resume. Friendly, casual environment

    Cons

    Everyone is so young it looks like there is no long term employees. For production mainly use outside vendors. Wasn;'t able to stay in contact with supervisors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great reference but projects were uninspiring

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Excellent reference and great networking opportunities. Great exposure to industry trends, technologies and products. Fun and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Projects and tasks were very low responsibility compared to other internships I have completed. They do not compensate for travel, which made interning difficult.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is a giant intern mill

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

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    - Looks great on a resume
    - Get to work for well known networks
    - People are friendly for the most part

    Cons

    MTV takes advantage of all the free labor they can get. It is super easy to get an intern position at MTVN, but once you graduate, forget about getting hired there. The useless "internship seminars" are just in place to make it seem like they are interested in watching you grow into a prospective MTV employee. It's all phony. Don't waste your time. Seek a better internship elsewhere where you actually have a chance of getting hired after graduation. I honestly think they post fake positions on the career site just to keep the HR recruiters busy. Ridiculous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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