B & H Foto & Electronics Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Fast paced environment sales environment, surrounded by quality co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Very decent starting salary and health care benefits.
    - Friendly, and honest Co-workers.
    - Daily interaction with customers from all over the world.
    - You get to play with a lot of really cool tech gadget and learn a lot in the process,

    Cons

    - Working long hours on your feet is not compatible for everyone.
    - Work schedule changes every week, which create complications when needing to balance family as well as career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. It was really nice to work with you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in New York, NY

    I worked at B & H Foto & Electronics

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Amazing overtime opportunities. Really nice people.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare. Very hard to transfer departments. Bonuses, raises and starting salary are low. Promotions and salary are based on how long you've been there for and not how hard you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded. Promote hard workers and not people who've just been there for a while.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Decent company that takes care of their employees while micromanaging to the minute detail and instilling no trust.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pro Audio Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pro Audio Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at B & H Foto & Electronics

    Pros

    Great Rate, Skilled Co workers

    Cons

    Micro-management, Work-life balance, Leadership, Time policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. b&H is cool

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at B & H Foto & Electronics

    Pros

    It was good pay for on hourly basis

    Cons

    no sundays off ever ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The right managers are quick to recognize potential star employees and groom them for higher positions.

    Cons

    Really none that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should interact more with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great benefits, sometimes frustrating work environment, but overall great.

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    • Senior Management
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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 a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Talking about the Office - Amazing Company and People

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 a 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
  10. Pretty good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at B & H Foto & Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits- specifically the medical insurance and 401k program- are administered by friendly, competent staff. They recently offered an education class to help employees understand the 401 on a deeper level and was very informative. This was a proactive step taken from the Benefits Team to help employees and I definitely appreciated it..

    Cons

    Very strict about lateness. 401k match is pretty cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be more friendly to employees.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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

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