MTVU Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
MTVU (formerly stylized as MtvU and mtvU) is an American digital cable television network owned by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks division of ViacomCBS. The channel was first known as VH1 Uno from 2000 to 2004 before changing names when Viacom expanded MTVU programming beyond more than 750 college and university campuses across the United States, as part of internally originated cable systems that are a part of on-campus housing or college closed-circuit television systems to digital cable in all homes. In 2018, the MTV Networks on Campus group was sold by Viacom to Cheddar to launch CheddarU, but the digital cable channel remained to the public through digital cable.
Matt Hansen wrote about students' opinions for neiuindependent.org, "Opinions have been sharp about MTVU’s presence on campus. WZRD, the student-run radio station, actively campaigns for its removal from the Student Union. Complaints about the service have ranged from the offensiveness of the music to the relevance and timeliness of the news briefs displayed between videos. “I don’t like it,” said Dan Wilson, a sophomore enjoying his lunch in the Golden Eagles Nest cafeteria. “The music is lame and the news is usually a day old. It’s not even loud enough.”
Production Assistant (Former Employee) says"no job security no growth no good compensation unstable work conditions not very professional no support moral very low no support from upper management"
Hair Stylist (Former Employee) says"my job as a freelancer was always great. Having the opportunity to always work with new people on new projects. i have only worked with them on special projects . i learned it takes a village on awards shows..so help out as much as you can.new experience all the timeonly temp jobs"
Assistant Editor (Former Employee) says"Work place n the team members were indeed were tough to co-operate,overall experience was'nt too bad but was'nt able to share our ideas n views"
Project Executive, Digital Sales (Former Employee) says"If you like a FUN work environment then MTV is your place. They work very hard however the tools and resources are outdated and the management are a bunch of luddites.If you like to party then MTV is your place to be. They take you to a lot of concerts, dinners, events and parties. Drinking and partying is a standard at this media company. In addition it is expected of you.way the teams are structured, big brandno substance in content or technology, management known to take advantage, compensation model is not honest"
Supervising Producer (Former Employee) says"I was at MTV as a Supervising Producer for their live summer content. The contract was supposed to last through the end of September. Out of the blue, they decided to lay off several people in my department and cut the summer programming short by a full month. It was very unfair. While I was there, lots of the executives seemed to not be great at their positions- when making creative decisions based on pop culture. I didn't feel like I had much say in many decisions- despite being a Supervising Producer."
Segment Producer / Writer-Director THE LYRICISTS LOUNGE SHOW (Former Employee) says"In the cable and youth culture market: Viacom/ MTV is king and their Corp culture reflects that. Not less or more than any other major mass media organization."
Production Intern (Former Employee) says"As an intern I wasn't compensated at all for any of the work I did. I ran errands for the office and didn't learn anything new. The whole point of an intern is to learn things in a work environment instead I was a personal assistant.Meeting celebritiesNo real experience"
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) says"For a company that prides itself on being fun and innovative, there doesn't seem to be a lot of either around here. Advancement is limited and slow, and work weeks are long and painful."
Programming Manager (Current Employee) says"An extremely political environment where the wrong people are promoted, leaving those who actually do the work trapped in support positions. The best thing that can happen to an employee here is to be laid off with severance.Summer FridaysSnake pit"
Writer (Former Employee) says"There's extremely high turnover unless you started working there in the early days. There are some lovely people there in management roles and some that are terrible...toss up"
Staff Writer (Former Employee) says"MTV News pushed me harder than any workplace I've been at so far, which at times was great — we had access to incredible resources, talent, and opportunities, and I produced some of my best work there. However, I was also hired as a permanent full time freelance employee with no job security and no health benefits, which was a constant source of stress, particularly when coupled with long hours and a large corporate office culture that seemed cool on the surface but felt extremely alienating at times. Ironically, just after our team was told we were bringing in the most web traffic of any department, the entire site was restructured and the majority of us were laid off. I'm sure the culture of the place is entirely different now, but if they still aren't giving ALL their employees health benefits then I'd say don't bother.Amazing access, free sodas, name recognition, occasional free swagno health benefits, no job security, no vacation policy, long hours, relatively low pay"
Production Assistant (Current Employee) says"check emails, catalog assests into system, coordinate pickups for orders and outside courier and vendors. management tends to overlook at my talents and already decide who to pick for open positions. my co-worker communicate and help one another when needed my job is not that difficult and the most enjoyable part of the day is when I leave.excellent benefits and good perksnot much opportunity for growth within the department/company"
Director (Former Employee) says"Inept management with serious ego throughout the org. Massive layoffs and hirings throughout the year, every year, because of myopic, dated ad revenue model. Hard to reconcile America's highest-paid CEO's salary with this level of mismanagement and lack of vision. Highly political, fear-driven culture where change is impossible. Hard to cross pollinate with peers in other groups which is a huge loss. Talent tends to be mediochre, uninspiring to work with and comes from similar old school media companies, which doesn't help with fresh blood/new ideas either. The only thing keeping anyone there are the benefits and bonuses (full timers only) or if they're into seeing Jersey Shore cast in the elevators. Careful about the terms of your offer - if you're freelance or "permalance" you may not even get paid, ever. They treat outside vendors terribly as well.if fulltime: decent vacation, good insurance, bonuses for mid level and upinept management, constant layoffs/hirings, uninspiring org/people, highly political, lots of egos"
Ad Operations (Current Employee) says"You pick and choose what's more important to you. Internal advancement was non-existent. Worklife balance doesn't matter to them. Benefits were decent but copayments sky rocketed recently. Senior Sales Teams treat their Sales assistants horribly and they hold themselves on a high pedestal. This is all relative to department. I am sure there are other departments that aren't as bad.Young job culture, pretty laid back, occassional celebrity sightingsNo work life balance, No internal advancement, Favoritism, Turnaround is high"
Senior Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) says"Poor management, no career growth as of the last few years, way to many lay offs. I learned alot from being there, but the company was headed into a different direction then i was comftorable with."
car park steward (Former Employee) says"it would be long hours and the first couple hours would be quiet. i learnt new communication skills and how to remain calm under fast pace situations. the management was good as they kept in contact with us throughout the whole day. the work environment was friendly because we would be in groups and get to know each other. hardest part of the job was the standing all day which would have an long term effect on my legs.free luncheslong hours"
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) says"While the culture is fun and young, there are not too many people that stay at this company for a while. The amount of layoffs leave the staff feeling uneasy. The gap between what the higher up executives make and the lower level employees is gigantic.The people are fun to work with.Current restructuring environment lowers morale"
Photo Editor (Current Employee) says"I've been "Permalance" for over 6 years. They keep renewing my contract with no benefits. I'm not sure that's legal but I'm sure there is fine print. The atmosphere is fun and I've gained a lot of experience but there is no job security and very little room for advancement. People are expendable and those that aren't the big wigs are looked at as as a VIN number and not an individual.Fun, Discounts at certain businesses, gained experienceno benefits after years of employment, management, communication"
Camera Operator (Current Employee) says"The set for the pilot was in New York City's SOB music lounge. I not only learned more about camera work, I also learned more in music production."
Hair Designer (Former Employee) says"Although the work was gratifying enough in itself, studios like MTV don't pay for cosmetic work. All you receive are pictures of your work and acknowledgment for your work."