MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated 6 August, 2014
Updated 6 August, 2014
357 Reviews
3.8
357 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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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 33 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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  1.  

    Not as great as it seems. Don't be blinded by the name!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern
    Former Employee - Design Intern

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

    As a designer, fun projects.

    Cons

    No sense of company culture ro community, and no appreciation for its employees. You are a cog in the machine, alongside thousands of employees working to add "MTV" to their resume. Little appreciation ro recognition; you are a nobody. It is inexcusable for internships to be unpaid, at such a massive company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Name recognition, big name on your resume, possibilty to see some talent from the newtwork, after work events and award shows.

    Cons

    meaningful work, advancement of job placement

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Internship

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    cool environment, friendly CEO's, and chill atmosphere

    Cons

    didn't get to do everything that we were promised

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    Horrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -name recognition of the company

    Cons

    -inattentive supervisors and very picky about minute things
    -not as lively and fun as the brand is seen in public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -interns are people too you know

  6.  

    Intern slave labor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool company vision, central location in NYC, varied creative departments and channels within network, occasional celebrity sightings in office

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, unstructured intern training/events, too many students to accommodate for (500 interns/semester), lack of day to day work, difficult to get full time hire after internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to mentor interns rather than just give them leftover managerial work to do

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Series Development Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Series Development Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not noticed easily
    Unpaid
    Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good for your resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience and good for your resume.

    Cons

    However, it is known as an intern factory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Generally nice coworkers but little mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - MTV Networks Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, hip and modern work place with a young demographic. Dress is casual and people seem interested in meeting others. Easy to be hired as an intern.

    Cons

    Little mobility within the company and limited benefits turn me off from this company. The atmosphere, while fun, can seem a bit unprofessional at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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