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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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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its raw, its fun, different ideas.......

Dop (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at MTV Networks full-time for more than 10 years

Prosyouth n their ideas to work wid fluency

Consgood nature people wid zakkhas ideas

Advice to Senior Managementgive chance to work to different people wid new ideas n save on money

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Great place to learn, great culture and management

Client Services Representative (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe company culture is very welcoming. Great benefits and managers. Great place to learn and grow in the sales world. You will learn how to work with all kinds of personalities and to be great at multitasking.

ConsEntry level is very much executive assistant work AND media work in the Sales department. In some cases be ready to do two jobs. Entry level pay is low compared to the rest of the marketplace and opportunity to be promoted within is limited but very possible (regional office).

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in growing talent - promote within when someone is worth keeping :)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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MTV Networks, Marketing - Creative Environment

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

I have been working at MTV Networks full-time

ProsGreat place to work, great people and fun.

ConsNone! Only the commute for me.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating!

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

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It's a dog eat dog world

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

I worked at MTV Networks full-time

ProsDespite erosion over the years, the MTV brand remains strong. Great for resume. You get to work with some really creative and brilliant people.

ConsYou also get to work with people who manage to consistently fail upwards. Tension and discord are mistaken for creativity, sales pitches for ideas. Departments and the various MTVs are silo-d and are too busy competing with each other to compete with the real competition outside the company. Unless you're senior management, don't expect to have a life and a livable salary.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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lost the magic

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

I worked at MTV Networks full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI worked for a channel within MTV Networks for more than ten years. It was a great experience for the first four - lots of energy, lots of talented people, and a great learning experience. They offer solid benefits, 401K and all that, which is great.

ConsThe company line is that "creative is king" but in practice, the only thing that counts are numbers. So they've created an environment where everyone "manages up" and there's not a lot of loyalty. It's a huge company, so obviously this is not necessarily true across all channels or departments, but there is a lot of general dissatisfaction among employees especially in creative departments. I always felt sad watching new PAs come in full of enthusiasm only to be crushed and disillusioned within a year.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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One of the most important media company

Head of Strategy & Research (Former Employee)
Madrid (Spain)

I worked at MTV Networks full-time for more than 8 years

Prospossibility to work in medi a at top levels

ConsComplicated environment in media in Spain

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

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I worked with MTV as a PA on an episode of Made. It was a great experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

ProsThere were so many knowledgeable people working, so there was so much to learn and great contacts to make.

ConsIt was too short. I wish the project was longer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing

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

I have been working at MTV Networks full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Flexibility
- Great benefits
- Free to drive innovation
- Amazing work/life balance

Cons- Its a big corporation so getting traction for projects can be hard. Loads of diplomacy and politicking needs to happen. You have to drive it because nobody else will
- Every two years they shake the snow globe and make arbitrary cuts and restructuring
- Senior management Goldfish syndrome (30 second memory inside a glass bowl)

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Series Development Intern (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementGive the interns more to do

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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