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

MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated Mar 16, 2014
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89% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Series Development Intern

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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I loved the culture and the variety of tasks at hand.

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

I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

ProsGreat work life balance
Great perks
Access to events and episodes before public

ConsNot noticed easily
Unpaid
Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your interns more guidance with their career paths, be more honest about how competitive it is to get a job there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity for students currently enrolled in college.

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

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

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

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You make the best out of your opportunity

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

I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

ProsExperience and cool company. Every day can be different. Only those who are persistent will thrive.

ConsDead-ends. Long hours at times. There's not a lot of cons at working at such a prestige company.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to work hard and you'll go far

Yes, I would 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 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 Learning Experience with Amazing People

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

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

ProsFelt like I was an operable part of my department, never a dull day. Respected and thanked for every effort.

ConsLiterally none. Amazing learning opportunity with the right department and a great chance to glean the inner workings of such a commendable network.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing and the legacy will speak for itself!

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

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Really positive experience, with opportunities to make meaningful contributions on a variety of projects

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

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

ProsThere are many pros to interning with MTV Networks. Not only does it look great on a resume (who hasn't heard of MTV?), but it's also a great place to be if you're looking to gain meaningful real world experience. I was never asked to get anyone's coffee and only a few times was I asked to make copies.

ConsThe only real con I can think of is that it's in the middle of time square. Some may perceive this as a pro, but if you don't want to bump elbows with tons of tourists on your commute, then I would say it's a bit of a downside.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Standards and Practices Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA (US)

I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

ProsVery good options for moving up in company after internship ends. Progressive company and fun.

ConsA lot of big egos.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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