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MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated 25 December, 2014
Updated 25 December, 2014
379 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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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.  

    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 a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 as an intern (less than a 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
  3.  

    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 a 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.

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  5.  

    MTV Radio Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    Great learning experience, great place to network, friendly employees

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

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

    Pros

    Very casual dress code, Location, Cafeteria, Networking capabilities, Relaxed atmosphere, Nice employees

    Cons

    In the department I interned for, some employees were a bit immature

    Recommends
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Ad Sales Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Super nice people. Everyone is very friendly, and wants you to learn about the industry.

    Cons

    Have to ask for work a lot.
    Work isn't always important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a plan or schedule for the interns instead of relying on employees to throw work on the interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 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

  11.  

    Great Internship at MTV.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Creative Music Integration Intern in Santa Monica, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun, young, energetic staff with a lot of good ideas. They don't take themselves too seriously, but do take their work very seriously. The work I did was not very "intern-y", and I was given responsibilities and trust in my capabilities.

    Cons

    Easy to blend in because the company is so large, and you will be forgotten if you do not network and make sure people remember you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make interns feel valued and a useful part of the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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