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B&H Photo Video New York City Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Two long Jewish holidays per year (in 11 reviews)

  • B&H is an incredible company -- family owned private company focused on serving our customers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • If you are pursuing a dream of any sort, B&H is not the place for you (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard to talk with upper management about ideas for the company (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Business Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. A lot of perks. Good salary. Managers give you good feedback. For the most part they have your back.

    Cons

    Currently not many cons. Certain departments need to evaluate others on how to operate smoothly and effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep with the trends. Continue to let your people grow.


  2. "Wonderful Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at B&H Photo Video full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very employee oriented
    Good job culture
    3 weeks PTO+ many jewish holidays off
    Very inexpensive health insurance options
    401k+match
    Free Life Insurance
    Great pay
    No college degree required
    Training is paid and completely in house
    Opportunities for 1.5x OT

    Cons

    Can be long hours on occasion

  3. "Great starter job, not so much movement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly.
    Lots of off days.
    Good Benefits.
    A lot of Overtime opportunities.
    You come in and do work and are not expected to take home projects.

    Cons

    It can be tough to use PTO.
    Its hard to move up in the company.
    The nature of the job burns you out.

    Advice to Management

    Have a form where employees can make anonymous suggestions or a better method to report bugs and errors we find.


  4. "Sales / Audio"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audio Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audio Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best employer I've ever had, salaries are great, yearly raises, bonuses, paid vacation, 401K, benefits and perks.

    Cons

    open in most commercial holidays

    Advice to Management

    Dont change your formula... it works


  5. "Heaven and Hell"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pro Photo in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pro Photo in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment if you're lucky, decent pay if know your way.

    Cons

    They'll make life miserable for you if they want to get on your case.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on business, not on annoying people


  6. "Unique Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible place to work and grow. Of course I can't speak for other departments but I usually hear people tend to be happy here.
    -competitive salaries
    -quality people
    -vacation policy
    -time off
    -great benefits
    -great location (midtown NYC)
    -learn a lot about technology and other verticals B&H is in.
    -managers are usually excellent
    -people here care about family first and then work

    Cons

    -sterile work environment (not a "modern" work place) but whatever floats your boat.
    - some interdepartmental friction - somewhat siloed

    Advice to Management

    -try to alleviate interdepartmental friction
    -make the work place less sterile and more delightful (color, light...)
    -keep on pushing the company to new heights!


  7. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    4 and 1/2 day work week. Good Benefits (matching 401k, Health, Dental, Disability, Paid Vacation & Paid Holiday), Friendly Enviorment

    Cons

    Interdepartmental silos, would be great if other departments worked together a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all departments work together.

  8. "Web Content"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Content in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Content in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at B&H Photo Video full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism and discouragement of initiative

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee's contributions not who they are related to


  9. "B&H is an overall good company to work for especially if you are starting right out of college."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    B&H has very good benefits, with holidays off and paid time off. Overall salary is fair for the job title that you do.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for growth and upward mobility. People switch departments a lot to do something different.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more incentive programs to keep employees happy.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Powerful Company with Misguided Priorities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great annual raises and large annual bonuses (like an extra paycheck). Small monthly bonuses based on individual performance ($25-100 per month). Weekly technical trainings make you an expert within months. Coworkers are very friendly and supportive, often meet up outside work and aren't rigid cliques. The company does a lot of big things right, and a lot of little things wrong. It's the best job I've had by age 30 and keeps me stuck here in NYC because of the pay and benefits!

    Cons

    Micromanaging from the top down. Petty policies, in denial of favoritism, misguided priorities, accusations of discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Take better, genuine, care of your employees so they can take care of their customers. Break up rigid old ways of thinking and open the playing-field to new ways of thinking and growing the company. You've done a lot right, but things could be better if you'd let them.


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