BuzzFeed Overview

  • www.buzzfeed.com
  • New York, NY
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2006
  • Company - Private
  • Publishing
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

CompetitorsUNKNOWN

BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media company delivering news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Our global, cross-platform network includes our site and mobile apps, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, Spotify, and many other digital ...

BuzzFeed Reviews

3.5
59%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Jonah Peretti
Jonah Peretti
186 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"Amazing!"

Mar 3, 2021 - Account Coordinator

Pros

Super friendly, potential for growth and great people

Cons

None for me as of right now
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Diversity & Inclusion at BuzzFeed

3.7
(37 Reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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BuzzFeed Interviews

Experience
Positive40%
Negative34%
Neutral27%
Getting an Interview
Applied online74%
Employee Referral14%
Recruiter5%
Difficulty
2.6
Average
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  1. Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BuzzFeed (New York, NY)

    Interview

    The worst professional experience in my entire life. I got strung along for months for a position they never ended up filling. And despite what it says on their website (“we always provide candidates with updates on our decision regardless of the outcome”), had I not reached out, they never would have gotten back to me.

    I applied to a writing job but was contacted for a different writing job. Interviewed with a recruiter, same day got sent the writing test. Recruiter said on the phone you get 5 days to complete the test but I was only given 2. Scrambled to get the lengthy test done which included writing 2 mini articles and 5 pitches. Two weeks later had a final video interview with two hiring managers. One of them told me "it would take a few weeks."

    Halfway through the recruiter sent me an email saying they aim to have a decision by the end of the week and would let me know as soon as she knew. Never heard anything. That following Monday, I saw they posted the position on LinkedIn (it was not on LinkedIn prior), confusing me greatly.

    The following week was 3 weeks since my final interview, so I contacted the hiring manager who said they hadn't made any final decisions yet but should be finishing things up by the end of that week. So at this point they were interviewing FINAL interview candidates for 4 weeks.

    Following week I heard nothing. I contacted the recruiter. At this point it is the 5th week since my final interview. She got back to me saying priorities changed and the position will not be filled at all. She said my "application fell through the cracks", my name got "lost in the shuffle" and that if I was interested in another job, apply and contact her.

    I have never been so insulted and disrespected professionally. This isn't about the position not being filled due to a priority change. What angers me was the ridiculous wait time (again 5 weeks after my final interview), stringing me along in the meantime and then despite talking with multiple people in the company and giving them FREE labor, they were so disorganized that they forget to tell me of this CRUCIAL update to the job. So this TWO MONTH process was all for nothing.

    What is very weird about BuzzFeed is that when I started this process, I noticed 4 positions were open in the team (not including mine). Overtime I saw those positions disappear from the site and naturally thought they were filled. After I heard this news, I checked to see if anyone on LinkedIn held those positions. No one did. I understand one person not updating their LinkedIn with their new job but three other people? The entire thing is bizarre, fishy and shady. It makes me think priorities change often there and positions don’t end up getting filled regularly. Save your time and apply to a company that actually respects candidates.
    Interview

    Why Buzzfeed? What makes a good x article? What would you do if you had an unforeseen situation come up? How would you respond and strategize? How do you search x type of content?

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BuzzFeed Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employer for Asian Pacific American Resource GroupsAsia Society2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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BuzzFeed FAQ

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What is paid time off like at BuzzFeed?

...no time off...

January 12, 2021

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