MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated 6 August, 2014
Updated 6 August, 2014
357 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    Great environment, tons of fun, learned a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    Can'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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Learning Experience with Amazing People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and the legacy will speak for itself!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • 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

    There 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship in Standards and Practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Standards and Practices Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A lot of big egos.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for your resume

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best internship I've ever held.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working in pre-production, production, and post. Cool opportunities for going on shoots.

    Cons

    A bunch of downtime during the internship, but that's expected at an internship. They also inform you of this at intern orientation.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Internship

    • 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

    Very prestigous name on your resume. The connections you make are valuable and easy to stay in touch and network. The people are really kind, for the most part, sometimes snooty. Really casual, laid back atmosphere. Senior management is really awesome!

    Cons

    You don't get to sit in on any meetings or do anything exciting. You restock the fridge and get bagels and food from the food trucks for people. A lot of assistants cry and secretly dislike each other. BUT you'll survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to involve the interns more. Burning disks and getting food is fun, but so is learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    Great culture, great people, great location. It was a fantastic learning experience with the ability to extends your limits as much as you would like.

    Cons

    There was no pay for interns, at least in some departments. You must be able to get college credit to intern here.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked as a marketing intern and the experience was worthwhile!

    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    You are included in all meetings and get to interact will all levels of management. Great work culture! Not a typical uptight suit and tie corporation. Many employees, including top executives were very easy to talk to.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to mention.

  11.  

    MTV Radio Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MTV Radio Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - MTV Radio Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Ton of great experiences, on job training, casual dress code, great co-workers

    Cons

    Unpaid, Worked Only 3 days a week

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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