B & H Foto & Electronics

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B & H Foto & Electronics Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    The pros outweigh the cons. A stable job with decent pay. There is opportunity to grow.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time

    Pros

    It's a stable job. Many people work here long term, so you get to see the same people and build relationships with them.

    Cons

    The culture of the company can be difficult to deal with. It's an unusual place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like school children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, sometimes frustrating work environment, but overall great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Content in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Content in New York, NY

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    TONS of vacation, great health benefits and store discounts. Most people I work with are nice and easy to work with. Cool hands-on experience with new gear.

    Cons

    LIttle opportunity to move up, frustrating superiors who are stuck in their old-school ways. Working on National Holidays that aren't Jewish (memorial day, labor day etc...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give non-Hasids more opportunity to move up in company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Talking about the Office - Amazing Company and People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people here are amazing - thoughtful, smart, kind, generous - no one has an ego. And business is booming!

    Cons

    The diversity of people is somewhat lacking - but honestly that doesn't matter because you're there to grow and learn professionally.

    Maybe update the office space. Lighting/paint...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great mix of co-workers. Like a family. Conservative primarily Hassidic community work there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Person in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Person in New York, NY

    I worked at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People. A good mix of expertise in their respective fields.
    Salespeople. Expertise is unmatched. They meet well over 100+ people per day, who are also often
    experts. This exchange is usually honest. I have not, for example, ever had a salesman, sell
    me something that I did not need beyond my
    Continuing Education - Product representatives visit often, and give first-views of new products.
    Event Space wonderful resource for learning new technologies and how customers use the products.
    Vacation time. Two long Jewish holidays per year. Get out early for Friday Shabbat. 2 p.m.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Conservative management makes it difficult to push ideas through.
    Not necessarily a con, but be aware that you must also be mindful
    of the predominantly Hassidic culture. Some floors are separated
    male/female.
    Feels too big sometimes. Get lost in the mix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evolve as quickly as the technology you sell.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They care a lot about customers, not so much about employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Most o them are extremely knowledgeable and usually friendly.
    Vacations plus days off at the Jewish holidays gives you a bit more time off than other jobs

    Cons

    Long hours, management is really bossy and rude. they are crazy about time and attendance. like 9:02 is late and you can get written up for it. pay is ok. company does not reward for effort. You could be assigned to anywhere in your department if they need you (regardless of what they hired you for).
    Upper management treat employees poorly and most employees I've talked to felt mistreated in one way or another. Company is sometimes unreasonable in what it asks out of its employees and often makes you feel guilty about not taking off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company. Room for advancement, friendly atmosphere, strong compensation.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Room for advancement
    - smart work processes
    - friendly non-competitive atmosphere
    - Good pay and reasonable schedule

    Cons

    Culture and work life balance is good at B&H. Perks are not amazing but we are not on Wall Street here. solid pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bigotry at its Finest

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    Former Employee - Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Access to tech.. big clients... decent hours.

    Cons

    Bigotry..pretty much. I would of liked to stay there for longer but the cultural differences of some of the people who work there are astounding to say the least

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity training.. culture sensitivity. Be open to ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    an experience like no other.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Person in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Person in New York, NY

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent starting salary for a retail job, Good Benefits and a decent discount.

    Cons

    Difficult employee purchasing program, Over crowded employee area, rude co workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Collect your paycheck and go home!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyers Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Buyers Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting paid on time

    They won't fire you unless you are an absolute mess.

    Cons

    no career guidance or advice

    miscommunication in all departments

    Hard work is not appreciated and rewarded. The company actually prefers a 9-5 mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Phenomenal company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many paid Jewish holiday vacations

    Cons

    No free parking anywhere nearby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job Heshy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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