MTV Networks

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MTV Networks intern Reviews

Updated Jun 01, 2014
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3.9 53 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(9 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company truly has a great work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • the dress code is super laid back so most people wear jeans or leggings every day (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management is out of touch with everyone below them (in 14 reviews)

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    Intern slave labor

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

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

    ConsUnpaid 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 Senior ManagementTake the time to mentor interns rather than just give them leftover managerial work to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Series Development Intern

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

    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 Senior ManagementGive the interns more to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

    ConsNot noticed easily
    Unpaid
    Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for your resume

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

    ProsGood experience and good for your resume.

    ConsHowever, it is known as an intern factory.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally nice coworkers but little mobility

    MTV Networks Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsFun, 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, but often neglected.

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

    Pros- in NY
    - popular amongst the younger generation
    - looks good on resume
    - meet with tons of people

    Cons- those tons of people forget you
    - no real learning
    - mostly a delivery person for the producers

    Advice to Senior Managementtake better care of your interns

    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)

    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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    Satisfactory

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

    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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    Fun

    Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsThe enviornment is fun and you are working on fun projects
    the building is awesome
    the people are friendly
    cool location

    Conspeople dont seem that happy

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake internship work a bit more interesting.

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