Great place! (for feeling stressed)
Staff Writer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 9, 2017
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 swag
no health benefits, no job security, no vacation policy, long hours, relatively low pay