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MTV Networks Reviews

Updated 18 February 2015
Updated 18 February 2015
384 Reviews
3.8
384 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
Philippe P. Dauman
96 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - DOP in Mumbai
    Former Employee - DOP in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    youth n their ideas to work wid fluency

    Cons

    good nature people wid zakkhas ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give chance to work to different people wid new ideas n save on money

  2.  

    Great place to start career if interested in the media industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Opportunity to engage with high level engagements. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Expected to conduct a lot of research and very deadline driven environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with junior people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    producer

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great work environment + wonderful creative coworkers

    Cons

    hard to move up. very challenging to become full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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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

    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
  6.  

    Pretty boring unless you're a full time employee

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    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
  7.  

    Fast! Exciting! Lots of travel! Great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    The travel and the people.

    Cons

    High pressure and an intense environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I worked under the VP of Business Development in everyday transactions

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    Former Intern - Global Business Development in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Global Business Development in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    Great people; great culture. You're constantly working with very vibrant go-getter people. This pushes you to really work hard and excel.

    Cons

    Parking is impossible for visitors or etc. Security is insane. I've gotten locked out of my building so many times during the internship, it wasn't even funny.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integrate interns together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun & Hip Company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Youthful, progressive vibe in the offices. Good perks, benefits and work-life balance in place

    Cons

    Outsourcing led to demise of jobs for a lot of good, hardworking people who were loyal to the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PRODUCTION

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    Former Employee - Prod Management in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Prod Management in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Very personable co-workers. Every one is very friendly making the work environment welcoming. Promotions often come from within the company opposed to hiring from an outside source making it easy to move up in the ranks.

    Cons

    Some lack he competence to do complete projects without supervision. Job can get repetitive at times in office and traveling is a must. This can b nice at times but having to fly to LA once a month can get boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to hire on a trial period before long term commitment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good to work but no way to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    There is a great environment, young crowd, good balance between work and personal life, flexible work hours.I had really nice moments there and made some good friends.

    Cons

    No way to grow. It's small place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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