MTV Networks
3.5 of 5 323 reviews
www.mtv.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

MTV Networks Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.5 323 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(74 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "upper management for my dept is very laid back so work life balance is definitely present"
    in 19 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 13 reviews
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Great network for young people.

Associate Producer (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA (US)

I worked at MTV Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsCreative and fun environment. Diverse productions.

ConsMost of the production jobs are freelance.

Advice to Senior ManagementMentor and promote.

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Production Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at MTV Networks as a contractor for more than a year

ProsTerrific pay and an enormous audience base. The network remains a major cultural force and the brand commands attention, no matter what is airing.

ConsIncreasing reliance on freelancers as staff members; no benefits and little job security.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-position the network with a focus on music. The era of music videos on television is certainly over, however coverage of the music industry and the development of new talent matters to the core demographic and would distinguish the network from the scores of other reality-heavy networks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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

Proscool environment, friendly CEO's, and chill atmosphere

Consdidn't get to do everything that we were promised

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MTV Networks as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat people, creative, fun environment

ConsNot really any cons, it was a great experience for me

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Great environment, tons of fun, learned a lot

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

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

ProsIt'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.

ConsCan'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.

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

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Great place to work!

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

I have been working at MTV Networks full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat work environment! Corporate?-- YES! Diverse? -- YES! Most High End Executives are very down to earth. Networking is awesome

ConsIf you don't participate in what is going on in the company. (reaping the benefits: workshops, programs, etc...) you can definitely get stuck where you are. NETWORK IS IMPORTANT!

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

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So much fun and way too easy

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

I worked at MTV Networks full-time for less than a year

ProsFun work environment. Laid-back people.

ConsSmall cog in large machine. Little insight about goings-on unless you happen to be in the loop.

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge producers more, and find fairer ways of choosing who gets to work on special projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lost controls at oversea branches

Director (Former Employee)
Tokyo (Japan)

I worked at MTV Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsMTV provides great deal of content, so it is true for oversea branches.

ConsSeems the management at HQ have no idea how each local branch operates. It was really waste of time working there. The ex-MTV Singapore people are saying the same. Turn over rate is quite high.

Advice to Senior ManagementRead the B/S and see if those local management is really eligible for the position

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not what it used to be

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

I worked at MTV Networks full-time for more than a year

Prosfun projects, interesting co-workers, access to a variety of networks and a decent place to start a career

Conslow pay, lots of bureaucracy, redundant management hierarchies, lack of communication between offices and departments, lack of collaboration between offices and departments, seemingly arbitrary approval process for projects, confused branding strategy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tried to do the right thing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsHad good ideas -how to treat employees, for the business, etc.

ConsTotally missed the boat when it came to follow through. Trying to compete in the online market but was definitely too bogged down in corporate layers to be nimble enough to compete. Lots of nepotism - hiring spouses, cousins - and bad hires.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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