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Updated Jun 14, 2022

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3.5
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BET Chairman and CEO, BET Holdings and Black Entertainment Television Debra L. Lee (no image)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Nice

    Sep 15, 2021 - Artist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Satisfied with the experience I received in the company

    Cons

    Didn't get a promotion, didn't see any development prospects

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Solid company

    Jun 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work culture, competitive salaries, expansive brand portfolio in Paramount Global

    Cons

    Constantly shifting organizational changes as Paramount Global synthesizes into a central brand with CBS + Viacom entities.

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee

    BET Digital Needs Better Management

    Feb 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The overall company culture is one of compassion, learning, and being consciously aware that the world can be hard, and there are systems in place to ease that. Amazing fertility benefits, generous PTO policy, clean work environment, supplemental learning resources and overall decent people are all pros for working here until you get to the brand level. There is also a really good unbiased EAP program, which you will need for counseling if you work at BET.

    Cons

    Much like the government, the local leaders affect your life the most. This is the equivalent to working at a brand. While every workplace has its rounds of growing pains, the most toxic work environment experienced at Viacom, BET, or any other place I’ve worked was under the tyranny of Amy Dubois. This is not just specific to me, during her time here we’ve had the highest turnover rate, the most complaints filed to HR, and the most toxic work environment. As is customary and to be expected, even welcomed, Amy hired a team that she can trust. What was not expected was how under-qualified they were/are and how they were encouraged to foster a toxic workplace complete with bullying, harassment, and shifting of funds to inflate salaries, vanity metrics, and accommodate housing and traveling. Two of the biggest perpetrators were Angela Burt Murray and Shelly Jones. While Angela has left, Shelly is still there, causing an uncomfortable work environment and bottlenecking progress. What’s most disappointing, is that HR has been made aware of several instances for all three of these people and has done absolutely nothing. Emails were sent to senior leadership, they have been mentioned in almost every exit interview, other departments refused to collaborate with the digital team to avoid the mismanagement and lack of strategy, and people have quit with no job bc of the toxicity and still, no corrective actions.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Boss

    May 5, 2021 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The ability to move up the ranks

    Cons

    The amount of time paid

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Loved my time at BET

    Feb 25, 2021 - Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed the passion and drive of the staff

    Cons

    Communications were often sluggish and methods were dated

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    awesome

    Jan 16, 2021 - Barista Costa Coffee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    flexible, loving, cool, positive, fun

    Cons

    none i loved the job

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    review

    Jun 16, 2020 - Director, Production Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance is relatively respected

    Cons

    managers that didn't actually work in your favor

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good Place to learn

    Nov 30, 2019 - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of room for professional learning. A lot of collaboration across departments if you develop good relationships. Very familial type of environment.

    Cons

    There is a good chance that you could get overwhelmed by the goals.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Love it

    Nov 21, 2019 - Executive Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great time great people loved it

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Parent Company. Experience varies by the manager you work under.

    Dec 3, 2019 - Legal Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and perks. Some teams allow for remote work. One can learn a lot depending upon the team you work with. Exciting industry. Viacom perks are amazing.

    Cons

    Can be long hours. My particular manager did not support sick time. Unclear communication. No opportunity for flexible work environment.

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BET has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 173 reviews left anonymously by employees. 36% of employees would recommend working at BET to a friend and 25% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, BET employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at BET. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

36% of BET employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated BET 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at BET to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be compensation, culture, management.

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