BET Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
33 Reviews
3.2
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Market Research Internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Market Research Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at BET as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Dedicated knowledgable staff
    Open to ideas
    Employees are willing to guide interns

    Cons

    High Work load
    No structured program for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    BET Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at BET as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very cool environment! Nice staff

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Cool company, no longtime career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BET as an intern

    Pros

    Laid back and casual environment

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of bringing people in for executive position try promoting within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Are you a clown? Then go join this circus of fools!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BET

    Pros

    Honestly, the only pros are that when you leave work you typically don't take work home with you.

    Cons

    Poor management, rarely internal promotion, zero benefits, no industry perks, slave runner mentality! This place is awful. It truly perpetuates all negative stereotypes of African Americans not only through it's content but also through their interactions with their employees. No one is qualified, and therefore you do learn - learn how to do things the wrong way unless you're smart. Then you learn what not to do. This company exhibits zero morals or values nor does anyone hold any type of accountability for it being that way. Rather than create solutions to the endless problems they point fingers toward the junior staff and berate them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jump off a cliff!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to start your entertainment career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BET

    Pros

    Had a very hands approach to teaching those new to the business. I was given many responsibilities as I learned more.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advance. One would have to stick around for many years to even be considered for any senior level positions.

  7.  

    BET was the bet for me.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BET

    Pros

    I really enjoyed interning at BET Networks. I interned in the Creative Services Department. Even though interns are split by departments, weekly meetings and workshops are held to enhance the experience amongst the group of interns. While interning in the Creative Services Department, I was also granted the opportunity to work on other projects such as the production of The Bobby Jones Gospel Show. I really enjoyed my time at BET.

    Cons

    During the time I interned, the internship was not paid, but the experience was very well worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    An amazing opportunity to learn about television production.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Producer in Washington, DC

    I worked at BET full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with the greats of R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop - traveled the world covering events and conducting interviews. Worked with some really talented people.

    Cons

    Got laid off during the recession.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with experience and skills, don't always hire the young and inexperienced just for the sake of a balanced budget....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging environment with few opportunities to improve the business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at BET full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great comp and benefits. Professional development is encouraged. Little micromanagement in day to day business.

    Cons

    Difficult to engage with Senior Management on issues confronting the business. Culture encourages the status quo with little incentive to innovate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the floor and speak with all levels of staff to get insights.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience, very creative environment with unlimited opportunity to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Washington, DC

    I worked at BET full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free health insurance
    Career opportunities
    Creative environment

    Cons

    Lack focus on main business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    if you are interested in learning more about Television, BET will show you the ins and outs of a production.

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    Former Employee - PR Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - PR Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at BET as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company, hands on, and they give you the opporunity to grow within the company if you work for it!

    Cons

    at times unorganized when it comes to special events

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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