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B&H Photo Video Reviews

Updated August 7, 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 place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B&H Photo Video full-time

    Pros

    Great company structure, growth opportunities, great competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Nothing to say here it's just required.


  4. "Credit"

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

    I worked at B&H Photo Video full-time

    Pros

    Convenient location for the most part the staff is friendly

    Cons

    If you're not Jewish the chances of moving up in the company or staying with the company are slim to none


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

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    • 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.


  6. "I Love B&H!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B&H Photo Video full-time

    Pros

    B&H is an incredible company -- family owned private company focused on serving our customers. This company was built on providing service, selection, and value that customers cannot find anywhere else, and this continues today. It is special to be part of this place, with tremendous opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    I'd love to see us share more about ourselves.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job!


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    "Amazing company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of day off! very Friendly work environment, potential to grow!

    Cons

    Open on most non Jewish holidays

  8. "Sales / Audio"

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    • 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


  9. "Heaven and Hell"

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    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


  10. "Unique Company"

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    • 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!


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