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Updated February 16, 2018
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Debra L. Lee
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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 8 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 - 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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Media Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BET full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely diverse across the board, with a lot of females in strong roles
    Great exposure to events etc.

    Cons

    If you are related to someone in upper management - great! If not, then be prepared for lack of accountability and entitlement
    A lot of sexually inappropriate behavior and comments with no concrete response when reported to senior managers and HR. The excuse was "its cultural"
    Mediocrity rules
    Abusive language and demeaning behavior is often used and accepted

    Advice to Management

    When you hire people who know what they are doing - and it's not your expertise - listen to them.


  5. "Great place"

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

    I worked at BET full-time

    Pros

    money, friendly people, learn a lot

    Cons

    hours, overtime pay never adds up


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad bet."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time

    Pros

    Supportive environment. Ability to grow and try new things.

    Cons

    Politics. Like almost every place.

    Advice to Management

    Let your people fly!


  7. "Great Atmosphere"

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

    Pros

    Great Employees that work hard to deliver results.

    Cons

    Not that many, company forever growing

  8. "AR Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about career development. Offered employee appreciation gatherings, Team Building Events, Life Coach provided.

    Cons

    DC Office was closing and was not offered a position elsewhere


  9. "Not What You Think"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time

    Pros

    Casual and music driven atmosphere depending on your group.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and doesn't listen to employees not in the favored group.


  10. "Publishing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BET part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers was great to work with

    Cons

    I feel like I was stuck in my position

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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