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MTV Networks Reviews

Updated 23 November 2014
Updated 23 November 2014
368 Reviews
3.8
368 Reviews
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MTV Networks President and CEO, Viacom Philippe P. Dauman
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87 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.  

    Fun atmosphere but corporate machine with old thinking

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    Current Employee - Designer in London, England
    Current Employee - Designer in London, England

    I have been working at MTV Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    We have a chance to go to fun events, screening, people are very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Lack in development plan for people in junior roles. You can have the feeling of being stuck because you can't progress within your role or team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For senior Management: Invest in the talent that is around you - give ownership and responsibility to employees who have high skill sets and reward them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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    Love working here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MTV Networks

    Pros

    Great coorporate environment. Managers are in touch with their teams, and care about peoples success.

    Cons

    Freelance job can be frustrating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hit the ground running. and never looked back

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    cultural diversity, perks and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    long hours, tight deadlines and depending on your luck a crazy boss

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The department that I was in was very helpful and fun. It provided me with all the necessity that I needed to do a good job.

    Cons

    Very divided, not a lot of interaction with other departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Lookout for the Layoff Cycle

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    MTV Networks and Viacom offer greta benefits, a generally laid back culture and work environment. Projects revolving around entertainment in the building and outside keep interest high and it's great resume eye candy.

    Cons

    Fear of layoffs and/or cutbacks and lack of legitimate advancement opportunities hinder many looking for long term career goals. Lack of transparency among management stokes a ridiculous rumor mill that cultivates the cyclical culture of fear. So much work gets done by recent college grads landing in Manhattan that the workday seems to be on a noon to 9p cycle. While some would laud the lack of a 9-5 culture, it often hinders commuters and those seeking family life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Internship

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    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

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