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BuzzFeed Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much freedom and trust.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BuzzFeed

    Pros

    Best part of this job, as someone who never worked professionally in the arena which I am now a full time employee, is the trust you're given; you are thoroughly trained but soon after the training wheels are off and you are trusted to go ahead and start kicking butt. This whole idea of trust builds so much confidence, and that confidence is simply infectious, and makes for a very positive work environment. There is a healthy sense of competition but it is far from "every man for himself"; my department is all about helping one another because our focus is being the best we can all around, because our ideas and content are good when we are all just focused on doing well, not surpassing one another.
    This is a company that welcomes diversity, that wants people who have different work and study backgrounds- as long as you have "it", meaning the grasp of the Buzzfeed voice, the kind of wit and taste level they are looking for, and a talent for your departments focus.
    All around, I feel extremely lucky to go to work at Buzzfeed every day. Such a sense of community, great fun, hard working people, and perks that are off the hook (amazing celebrity guest speakers! Fun corporate sponsored events! Free lunch three times a week! Discount gym membership! That snack room!)

    Cons

    None yet! At first I felt like I was trained and then left to figure the actual working part out on my own, which made me nervous, but now I see that it was a very smart tactic that builds our confidence within ourselves as well as let's us learn ourselves how to manage our time and workload, which echoes my praise of the trust we are shown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fantastic work. Every manager I've met has a unique style, which makes for a very well rounded environment. I feel like I am listened to, respected, and encouraged which reflects in my work very positively and helps me improve each day. As a relative newbie, I really must say that Buzzfeed has continuously impressed me and surpassed my expectations for working in an office.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing job and company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Writer/Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Writer/Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuzzFeed full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent learning experience, great people (for the most part) and diverse work opportunities.

    Cons

    There's an enormous amount of passive aggression displayed throughout management and entry-level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best 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 BuzzFeed full-time

    Pros

    Incredible, smart people. Great culture. Excellent perks, career development opportunities, and ongoing leadership training.

    Cons

    No 401k matching but that's pretty much it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Job I've Ever Had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 BuzzFeed full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very smart, entrepreneurial and funny! Great perks!

    Cons

    No 401k matching, but that's the only thing I can think of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing things differently doesn't mean you're doing things better

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BuzzFeed

    Pros

    A great concept for creating media, BuzzFeed has earned it's dominance over sharable content with smart editorial content. To a young person, free lunch twice a week, and free beer and ice cream are a valuable draw. The work environment is open and flowing, and the open space and traveling laptop system is helpful for creative types that don't want to stay tethered to a workstation.

    Cons

    Recruiters are under pressure to fill positions of a fast growing company and often sell you a job and possibilities of mobility that you basically don't get. The unfortunate bi-product is that new-comers are blind sided by the bandwidth of work, offered little mentorship, and allowed to fail when they can't keep up with a broken system. There's a culture of 'we do things differently' which in some instances ends up being code for for 'we have some extremely inexperienced producers' The Kool Aid is thick and the culture isn't for everyone. There's tremendous value in having a young team and promoting from within, but that can lead to a foundation based on inexperience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise recruiters not to manipulate or sugar coat the roles they offer, and make sure your managers are being managers to their team.

  7.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at BuzzFeed full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work is challenging, rewards are amazing

    Cons

    so many distractions (free food, celebrity visits, brews!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing. don't ever change (in bad ways).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Fun but comes with strings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fellow in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Fellow in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The workplace environment is amazing, the people that work there are unique and friendly. The company pays for a lot of out-of-office perks like free lunches and happy hours.

    Cons

    You don't always get to write about things that matter to you, sometimes things you don't necessarily agree with or think are important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with employees about what you're looking for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good if you drink the kool aid

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

    I have been working at BuzzFeed

    Pros

    -lunch provided twice a week
    -bimonthly beers
    -open office plan
    -weekly bagel breakfast
    -supported creative atmosphere

    Cons

    -everyone is very proud to be here. If you love BuzzFeed, it'll go great. If you are on the fence about BuzzFeed, not so much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BuzzFeed

    Pros

    Definitely a place that treats employees well.

    Cons

    The elevator is slow. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't think of any...

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Creative high growth atmosphere

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BuzzFeed

    Pros

    Super creative, high growth atmosphere. Great respect for engineers and content folk a like, which is rare. Buzzfeed is big and will get bigger.

    Cons

    Some of the people at BuzzFeed are there just for historic reasons. Many of the folks (esp on content on biz side) are not the nicest people you'll meet.

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