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Updated May 22, 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 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 - 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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "Glad they have new leaders!"

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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

    It is under the Viacom brand which is great.

    Cons

    They do not allow people to be their best.

    Advice to Management

    Ask everyone what they do best and then let them do it.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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