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Updated July 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "The work environment was great, the projects I worked on were very exciting and challenging" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Meeting great people from different departments" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expect little value on work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Up until recently this was an incredibly toxic office with no work life balance and abusive management" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BET full-time

    Pros

    ebt have a great benefits.

    Cons

    none a good place work


  2. "Production Finance Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Production Finance Clerk in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Production Finance Clerk in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BET part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, training, small department so you get a lot of different tasks

    Cons

    Hard to move up, communication issues, bad pay

  3. "Ok not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at BET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For us and by us.

    Cons

    Crabs in a barrel mentality. Upper management was a mess and it trickled down and around.

    Advice to Management

    Let people shine.


  4. "Great Experience Despite Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned so much during my 11 years at BET and created a family with my co-workers

    Cons

    Management was selfish with bonuses and raises, no growth potential and little to no accountability for how managers treat employees

    Advice to Management

    Create a system where middle management is held accountable and employees are able to provide feedback and create a growth environment where employees have opportunities to grow with accompanying promotions


  5. "Great people, but messy organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of travel, good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring due to bloated bureaucracy, TV and digital teams don't work together, lots of silos so you have to make connections on your own without bruising egos, too many meetings for so little communication

    Advice to Management

    Cut the people who aren't adding anything to the company, if you're trying to structure more like a start up, you need to get rid of the middlemen and bottle necks.


  6. "Needs New Leadership To Realize Potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time

    Pros

    Great diversity. Younger employees are empowered and given responsibility out the gate.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, cliquish, and emphasis on pedigree allows less talented but better-credentialed employees move ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the media landscape and work on creating content that reflects the audience and choose a specific core audience to attract. Stop letting ad clients dictate the content.


  7. "awesome company with awesome structure"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very comfortable to work

    Cons

    no cons , everything was fine

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BET full-time

    Pros

    Great folks to work with. Smart and creative.

    Cons

    Relied heavily on contract based employment, which did not include benefits.


  9. "Freelance Media Tech"

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    Former Employee - Freelancer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Freelancer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting great people from different departments.
    Always room to learn a new aspect of the job.

    Cons

    Pay sucks.
    Barely room for lateral growth.
    Company culture as a whole not really great.
    A bit dysfunctional.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees about what is going on with the company, ie., tell us when the company is about to lay, everyone, off...simple stuff.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The love to help you grow

    Cons

    The pay is lower than expected

    Advice to Management

    Invest in students more.


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