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Beats Electronics Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Beats Electronics Co-Founder and CEO Jimmy Iovine
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Pros
  • Insanely good benefits pretty much 100% covered by the company (in 4 reviews)

  • There are still some great people that are still within the company (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is extremely poor for those who try to do the right things (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of communication from manager who doesn't know what's going on or too busy in meetings leaving us waiting and given direction at the end of day (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assisted Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beats Electronics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free headphones, decent pay, and opportunities for bonuses.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals at times. Can be slow during non-holiday seasons.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Deciding to Work for Beats was the Biggest Mistake of My Life"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beats Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People outside of marketing are good.

    Cons

    Working in the marketing department is like going back to the worst high school you can imagine; everyone is in cliques and everyone talks about each other behind their backs. The leadership is a boys club and complete joke. They run around hanging out with artists and athletes to feel cool while they delegate insane amounts of work with no clear direction. Money is so completely mismanaged that Apple would be appalled if they truly audited the department.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the top layer in the marketing department. They're ruining the company.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Too many Hollywood egos"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beats Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. Sorry but that is the truth. Management could not be worse.

    Cons

    Executives are horrible and egotistical. The CEO and CFO of finance are the worst. No sense of humor and painfully miserable people to work for. The finance leadership is foenough to make you want your jump off a cliff. I hope the CEO gets help. He is very unpleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Get better people with personalitie. Get a CFO that has a spine and isn't a whiny wimp.


  4. "Computer sys Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bernardino, CA

    Pros

    Great environment. People are easy going and polite.

    Cons

    Lousy pay. Management is strict and structured.

    Advice to Management

    Relax on sales goals. Take care of your people.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ehhh"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool People, great culture. Everybody is young, and everybody is passionate.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Organize and learn to be a team player


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Beats Electronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back culture
    Promotability
    Creative Environment

    Cons

    Lack of communication at times
    Different departments pushing their own agendas

    Advice to Management

    Apple ruined a great thing.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "It was better before Apple came along..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beats Electronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects and work to do.

    Cons

    Since the company was acquired by Apple, the quality of the work went down significantly... Most of the important decisions are now made in Cupertino.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Hustle, Party, Repeat"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are energetic, young, hip, and fun.
    The company leadership is transparent, intentional, smart and dynamic.
    Collaboration happens in all facets of the company, cross-departments, and between teams.
    Once you're part of the family, you have an amazing, supportive network.
    If you like culture, fashion, and hanging with the most confident people in LA, you will love working here!

    Cons

    The work can be a grueling grind with seemingly little reward.
    Long hours, late nights, weekends, and holidays.
    Promotion can be difficult because everything/everyone moves so fast, work just "needs to get done".
    It's hard to "own" a project from start to finish.
    Project management was a little rough but it was getting sorted so it might be better.

    Advice to Management

    Review bottle necks, often in the unexpected places. Keep the alpha hires in check — too many big egos creates an office riddled with silly politics and cliques.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Cool company to work for, tons of perks but lack structure and consistency.... but still that gives room for innovation!"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young environment, music playing every where, benefits, pay ...and anything else cool you can imagine working for Beats

    Cons

    Lack of consistency, lack of team work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Rapid growth, aggressive schedules, friendly staff"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great pay, relaxed environment, open communication, tons of parking, great location

    Cons

    hard hours, a lot of international travel, constant changes

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the younger employees


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