MTV Networks Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
363 Reviews
3.8
363 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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86 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 34 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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    Tech

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large team of support and MTV as a place to work is absolutely relaxed environment, even though it's such a busy place.

    Cons

    hmm...not much. Busy with quite a few difficult people but that's to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing. It works.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    MTV

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Well established company.
    Kudos of brand

    Cons

    slow to react to changes in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show more ambition and foreasight

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In demand brand; great team and culture

    Cons

    poor communication across regions at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun while it lasts!!

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Summer fridays
    Big name brands
    Nice office
    Good location

    Cons

    Arrogant Management
    Constant layoffs
    Back stabbing co-workers - this is how you win at MTV
    Lots of people sitting around not doing anything in the 50k range who are not deserving of a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who work hard and don't let former employee's make it hard for new people it serves no purpose.
    No matter how many team events you plan still no one acts as a team, why is that ?
    The managers at this place abuse power.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    you learn a ton about the industry!

    Cons

    If you are a fall intern there is way too much down time. Pitches to airing happens winter though summer so the fall can be very boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    great experience working with the team

    Cons

    none-I enjoyed the experience very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up good work

  8.  

    Great place to work, if you can stand the heat

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality of life, flex hours and embrace of all walks of life make this place worth considering. Did I mention Summer Fridays?

    Cons

    It's a great brand to work on, and they know it. Will work you to the bone, but those who can cut it will rise to the top. Salary may be a little lower than some competitors....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to go from entry level to manager position

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

    I worked at MTV Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In many ways, depending on the department, there are so many un-answered questions for how cable will survive the digital era, you can feel like you're working in a startup environment even though you're in a corporation of 10,000 people

    Cons

    A common complaint among the under 30 set is the feeling that you are stuck in a role unless you leave for a higher position at another company and come back after a few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training opportunities for managers and young employees who have leadership potential to become directors and VPS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Internship!

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

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot from this internship and it helped to jumpstart my career in television.

    Cons

    When I was interning they were not paying their interns but I only had to work two days a week.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Incredible Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work load is well managed
    Atmosphere is creative but refined

    Cons

    Advancement structure is on default mode

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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