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MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated 18 February, 2015
Updated 18 February, 2015
59 Reviews
3.9
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
Philippe P. Dauman
59 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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  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 Intern - Design Intern
    Former Intern - 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.  

    Intern

    • 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

    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
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  5.  

    Internship

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

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

    Pros

    cool environment, friendly CEO's, and chill atmosphere

    Cons

    didn't get to do everything that we were promised

  6.  

    Horrible place to work

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

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

  7.  

    Pretty boring unless you're a full time employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    unexpected place

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

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

    Pros

    - HR team made the interns feel welcomed
    - learning opportunities outside of your area of interest/internship responsibilities
    - talented staff
    - work/life balance seems good

    Cons

    - people are too busy to talk/teach you things
    - couldn't tell if people were actually happy to be working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your interns as people who do your work for you, instead actually take the time to get to know them and mentor them. An internship is a two way street. It would be nice to compensate the interns too - unpaid internships are unjust in so many ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Intern slave labor

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (less than a 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
  10.  

    Series Development Intern

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern (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 ManagementAdvice

    Give the interns more to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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

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

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