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BET Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Debra L. Lee
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Pros
  • Very friendly work environment that is fast-paced, lively, and collaborative (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people, camaraderie, team work (in 6 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. "Fun place to work with pretty decent pay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FUN!
    Opportunity to learn and grow a lot quicker than most companies.
    Executives don't look down on junior staff.
    Fun parties with ALCOHOL
    Award Shows

    Cons

    It's easy to get comfortable... staying longer than you should with the company.
    Not necessarily respected in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    There were no cons to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company and benefits, nice environment to work in right after college or for a resume builder. I dont regret the experience at all, and my team was great

    Cons

    the management that overseas all of the minor departments needs more division to prevent all of the micromanagement, it cause too much confusion of you're actually reporting to, isnt the one giving you the instructions for the project at hand

    Advice to Management

    do bettter


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    By working in sales, you're able to see the bigger picture ... & apply big picture thinking when advancing your own career.

    Cons

    Get in... Learn... Get out quick... There are way way too many politics within this company.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the favoritism, elite attitudes & stop looking down on employees. These people are running your company & should be valued. Perks every now and then wouldn't hurt either.


  6. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Entertainment experience and ability to grow your career as an industry insider

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  7. Helpful (1)

    "BET Networks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BET full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    BET Netoworks creates a diverse working culture where creativity and hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    The long working hours does not leave much time to spend with family and friends.

    Advice to Management

    Try to include employees familys in appreciation activities during the year.


  8. "Decent Place to work if you want to stay in the same position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BET full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you're looking to work for a company that allows you to wear many hats and learn as much as you can within capacity. I worked in the D.C. office so free parking and cafeteria onsite were a huge plus.

    Cons

    BET pays below average salary compared to other companies. Also, senior level management politics can get pretty ugly and those who are below senior level can get caught in the crossfire. Constant company reorganization changes are made with very little thought to what the productivity outcome will be and the impact on the business.

    Advice to Management

    Value your working staff...they tend to know more about the actual product and workflows that contribute to the final result. Allow your team to flourish and grow by offering workshops and team leadership programs.


  9. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Washington, DC

    I worked at BET (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and work environment was great. Excellent benefits and fair pay.

    Cons

    Poor management and not enough staff input welcomed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Everything you probably heard is true"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BET full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're into the groupie lifestyle - hanging with talent, going to concerts, parties, events, and really into music...then this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Everyone works in silos and there's no communication between teams. everyone is territorial over their work and most teams don't get along. everything is disorganized and there is no long term planning or strategy, only reactive last minute band aids. Huge freelance culture. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    It starts at the top.


  11. "Work at BET"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Family atmosphere, good salary, benefits

    Cons

    -Make company more inclusive to all


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