MTV Networks

www.mtv.com

MTV Networks Intern Reviews

Updated 25 December 2014
Updated 25 December 2014
376 Reviews
3.8
376 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
Philippe P. Dauman
91 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)

More Highlights

57 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  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 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
  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.  

    Internship

    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 a year)

    Pros

    cool environment, friendly CEO's, and chill atmosphere

    Cons

    didn't get to do everything that we were promised

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    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

  6.  

    unexpected place

    • 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

    - 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
  7.  

    Intern slave labor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Research Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - 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
  8.  

    Series Development Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  9.  

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

    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
  10.  

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

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

    I worked at MTV Networks as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not noticed easily
    Unpaid
    Some of the staff very cold and unbothered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

Work at MTV Networks? Share Your Experiences

MTV Networks

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.