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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3.9 50 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(9 ratings)

93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very educational but I wish there was a better retention rate from internships into full-time jobs.

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

I worked at MTV Networks

Pros-entertainment industry experience
-young, energetic, supportive environment
-many opportunities to network

Cons-low retention rate for interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Learning Experience

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

I worked at MTV Networks

Pros-Fun, laid back yet serious environment, learn various skills--they try to teach you more than just your major

Cons-Don't offer jobs right after internship to interns, academic credit only, not paid

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, good except some higher ups tend to yell at employees un professionally

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to start off

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

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsThe Santa Monica office was a laid back atmosphere. Dress code is casual and every person I worked with and met were nice and helpful. If I didn't have a career change decision, I would have wanted to spend my entire career at MTV Networks.

ConsDon't have any complaints except living in the valley the commute was rather far to Santa Monica every day.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Resume builder

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

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsExposure to all the different deparments. Educational internship and a great thing to have on your resume. Friendly, casual environment

ConsEveryone is so young it looks like there is no long term employees. For production mainly use outside vendors. Wasn;'t able to stay in contact with supervisors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This place is a giant intern mill

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

I worked at MTV Networks

Pros- Looks great on a resume
- Get to work for well known networks
- People are friendly for the most part

ConsMTV takes advantage of all the free labor they can get. It is super easy to get an intern position at MTVN, but once you graduate, forget about getting hired there. The useless "internship seminars" are just in place to make it seem like they are interested in watching you grow into a prospective MTV employee. It's all phony. Don't waste your time. Seek a better internship elsewhere where you actually have a chance of getting hired after graduation. I honestly think they post fake positions on the career site just to keep the HR recruiters busy. Ridiculous.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great reference but projects were uninspiring

Intern (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsExcellent reference and great networking opportunities. Great exposure to industry trends, technologies and products. Fun and laid back work environment.

ConsProjects and tasks were very low responsibility compared to other internships I have completed. They do not compensate for travel, which made interning difficult.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

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

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsPeople are really nice and they respect each other
Young crowd
Good name
Good location (times square)
You learn a lot
Flexible work hours

ConsNo compensation for interns. They should at least give free breakfast or lunch or travel compensation to their interns

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfactory

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

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsWhen there are things for the interns to do, it's great. You'll get to sit in on tapings and help coordinate shoots.

ConsWe worked during a very slow season. Our supervisors had nothing to do, we in turn had nothing to do.

Advice to Senior Managementperhaps, the office atmosphere could be a bit more intern friendly.

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Insightful

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

I worked at MTV Networks

ProsNurturing environment, casual atmosphere, extremely supportive supervisors. Offers an opportunity to work for one of the most influential media organizations on the planet and see the inner workings of cable networks.

ConsOccasionally menial and repetitive work, Times Square headquarters can get overwhelming. Sometimes employees seem too relaxed, would like to see a stronger work ethic among supervisors and management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was great.

Intern (Current Employee)

I have been working at MTV Networks

ProsThe people and the environment

ConsIt is not always busy, sometimes boring.

Advice to Senior ManagementI really enjoyed the internship program.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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