MTV Networks

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MTV Networks Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 338 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman

Philippe P. Dauman

(75 ratings)

76% 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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    Tech

    Technical Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you're doing. It works.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    MTV

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell established company.
    Kudos of brand

    Consslow to react to changes in the market

    Advice to Senior Managementshow more ambition and foreasight

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    A great place to get a great start in the entertainment business.

    Social Media Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsAlmost everyone I've met in the business since leaving MTV Networks, is also a Viacom alum. It's always been such a fun and easy talking point at networking events and in interviews as I've moved along to other networks.

    ConsWork-life balance can be tough, but that's why they tend to hire so young. If you're 25 and new to New York, it's great. After that shine starts to wear off you might start to wonder, "Why am I working nights and weekends so often? Are there other things I'd rather be doing?" And when that happens, it's time to move on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to help younger employees avoid burn out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly group of people in a high intensity environment

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

    ProsCreative input is encouraged and accepted. Great people to work with and know. Once you're in there are opportunities to continue freelance work. Opportunities to work with high-profile talent. Everyone works hard but can also take a joke.

    ConsMost work is freelance without benefits. Some decisions feel inefficient but are held up in the sake of the company's tradition.

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    It was fun until the financial crisis hit and downsizing started.

    Media Archives (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsI worked with very nice people, excellent benefits, plenty of activities, work in up to date stations and buildings

    Consworked at a lower level job so it became expendable, hard to move up within the company unless you were related to someone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love the people and very easy going environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly people, good work environment, work-life balance.

    ConsVery corporate, department for everything, at times there is no training or guidelines for a project/task.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize the talent you have within the company - people will surprise you if you invest in them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun and creative enviornment

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

    Prosgreat place to intern
    great cafeteria food
    fun events for interns
    interns are treated as employees. you learn a lot.

    Conshardly any job opportunities here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart, creative and innovative culture

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

    ProsAmazing company culture with smart game changers. A place for people who love pop culture and think outside of the box. The company truly has a great work life balance.

    ConsThe company is notorious for underpaying the employees but it provides a lifestyle and the employees are treated great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great learning experience!

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

    ProsWas given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    ConsSome days I had nothing to do / was forgotten about

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very poor representation of women and minorities in leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsVery very creative environment, very friendly, supportive staff.

    ConsCurrently very very male-dominated and -oriented senior leadership team. Almost no women in power whatsoever -- very depressing. Too much overpaid senior management (far too many lame ducks abusing spending accounts while more junior staff can hard get an extra $50), WAY too much middle management/ VP bloat, too much emphasis on the buzzwords and Techcrunch outlook of the day and not a longterm strategy. Too many kids in roles they're way too junior for. Endless red tape. Very little overall focus. Goals and priorities aren't articulated, half the time you don't even know which team you're officially working on. (Not kidding). Successes of teams and wholes aren't celebrated -- only the same few individuals are celebrated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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