MTV Networks

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MTV Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 07, 2014
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3.5 336 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(75 ratings)

75% 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
  • They also don't really value a work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

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

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    Great place to start your career in production, but leave before it beats you down too much.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsYoung workforce, a good place to start your career, good benefits, flexible in terms of responsibility.

    ConsPromotes "jack of all trades, master of none" work philosophy. Squelches new ideas. Not interested in creative solutions or ideas. Happy to churn out lowest quality work for the biggest buck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a few risks, it's what put MTV on the map in the first place.

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    Giant media company, experts in TV but lacking in digital strategy and relevance.

    Vice President (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to work on well-known brands and hit properties. Big advertising reach.

    ConsOffice politics, perpetual forecasting and re-organizing. Slow, unfocused and under-prioritized digital strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful to retain best talent, this gets overlooked.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    For the a business-focused role, not a bad place to work as long as you keep in mind that "Content is King"

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsLaid-back culture, genuinely friendly, cool people
    Generous time-off, great work-life balance
    Very disciplined company in regards to maintaining and increasing the bottom line

    ConsConsiderable amount of company politics
    Things can move a bit slow
    Career trajectory may not always be clear

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease transparency and accountability

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

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    Great opportunity for students currently enrolled in college.

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

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    SO GREAT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOMG LIKE EVERYTHING. Free food. Nice Folks.

    ConsNot a thing. I was really quite happy.

    Advice to Senior Managementnon. Great people. Great environment

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    Behind the times

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with, and a good working environment. Work hours are good, no long hours necessary. Interesting projects.

    ConsGeneral lack of technical understanding amongst employees, but particularly upper management. All they understand is broadcast, and that's all they care about because that's what affects their bonuses. They don't understand social media, and they cut digital because the profit margins are (currently) lower than in broadcast. They can't see the freight train coming right at them, and they'll abandon their jobs or be fired because they couldn't visualize the future, but what do they care? They talk a good game, and pretend to care, but they talk out of both sides of their mouths. They got their bonuses and will leave the company struggling to survive. The company is not poised to succeed in the future digital world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBonuses should reflect multi-year performance and creation of plans to adapt to changing technology in the digital world. Broadcast is changing, and it will not be in its current form in less than 10 years. Do you care? Nickelodeon should fire its management as they don't have a clue about digital.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    why don't you get it yet mtv?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosyou get to work with an eclectic mix of people who are all phenomenally talented. the higher up you go, the better you are paid.

    Conseach subgroup within mtv is competing with the other for eyeballs and attention. so it becomes a shit-show of one-up-manship. at the end of the day, and the only group who wins are the VPs. plus less than 30% actually are staff with full benefits.. permalence is slavery.

    Advice to Senior Managementlet your people do what they do best and stop focusing on the formula.

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    Great overall experience!

    Associate Producer (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsLaid-back, fun and creative atmosphere.

    ConsLong hours in production. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGetting involved in projects and providing positive and appropriate feedback to co-workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn the industry

    Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsFun work environment, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, access to industry events.

    ConsExtremely top-heavy organization where promotion from within is difficult. I've watched managers become VPs in 2 years, while others rot away with no promotions or proper raises. A lot of positions at the VP or higher level seem to be "invented" constantly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReassure junior employees that there is a commitment to promoting from within.

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

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    Executive Producer

    Executive Producer (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsAble to push the envelope and produce edgy content. They ordered a total of 130 episodes of my first show and I continued to produce multiple shows with them. Typically they order 30 episodes at a time for daily shows and 6 - 8 episodes for weekly.

    Consno cons - MTV launched my career

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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