BET Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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BET Chairman and CEO, BET Holdings and Black Entertainment Television Debra L. Lee (no image)
Debra L. Lee
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work environment was great, the projects I worked on were very exciting and challenging(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great time great people loved it(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be challenging given fast pace environment(in 10 reviews)

  • "Long hours, no work/life balance, expected to be on call at all times, no acknowledgement of personal sacrifices made on the company's behalf(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Loved my time at BET

      Feb 25, 2021 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I thoroughly enjoyed the passion and drive of the staff

      Cons

      Communications were often sluggish and methods were dated

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Boss

      May 5, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The ability to move up the ranks

      Cons

      The amount of time paid

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      awesome

      Jan 16, 2021 - Barista Costa Coffee 
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      Pros

      flexible, loving, cool, positive, fun

      Cons

      none i loved the job

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      review

      Jun 16, 2020 - Director, Production Management in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance is relatively respected

      Cons

      managers that didn't actually work in your favor

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Place to learn

      Nov 30, 2019 - Senior Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      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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    6. 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
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      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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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Love it

      Nov 21, 2019 - Executive Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great time great people loved it

      Cons

      I cannot think of any

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great people. Poor management

      Oct 27, 2019 -  
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      Pros

      - The resources of Viacom give it an edge over other niche publishers and broadcasters. - Coveted awards shows get advertisers and talent managers answering your calls heading into June.

      Cons

      - Senior management has not been updated since founding (30 years ago) and the strategy reflects this. - Skills and results aren’t as valued as personal relationships. - Very limited prospects for internal mobility.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company

      Oct 9, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Very diverse. Gives employees opportunity to advance.

      Cons

      Work-life balance can be challenging given fast pace environment.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Not recommended

      Apr 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Humorous colleagues, hard working ones, minority based dynamic in the workforce

      Cons

      A lot of bureaucracy, you get stuck doing a lot of administrative duties instead of honing your career development and improving your skillsets so you become more valuable.

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