BuzzFeed Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2021

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Pros
  • "Free lunch Monday and Wednesday(in 31 reviews)

  • "The work environment is also super chill, you don't have any managers looking over your shoulders(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor management across the board with many failing upwards who don't know how to manage others well if at all(in 10 reviews)

  • "LACK OF INNOVATION: Middle to upper management are so lost(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing!

      Mar 3, 2021 - Account Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super friendly, potential for growth and great people

      Cons

      None for me as of right now

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Odd Dynamics but Amazing Coworkers

      May 17, 2021 - Data Lead in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, unlimited sick days Amazing team I can call friends Flexible work schedule Enthusiastic Management Endless avenues for growth if you are proactive in paving your own path

      Cons

      Trained on new processes as they are still being developed Constant company restructures - causes confusion of hierarchy/authority Takes advantage of their freelancers- aka "permalancers" Lack of feedback on work and progress Some promotions follow the "fail upwards" model

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun Place if you're fresh out of college!

      May 19, 2021 - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Fun, young, diverse place to work

      Cons

      Lowest pay in industry, fake "woke" people in leadership

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Toxic work environment

      Apr 1, 2021 - Staff Writer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Perks such as free lunch, cold brew, bagel fridays, holiday gifts

      Cons

      Manipulative upper management that doesn't listen to concerns, pretended to care about employees' mental health while workloads took huge tolls on employees' mental health, hired people for new initiatives just to fire them, constant restructuring, employees were held responsible for keeping up with unreasonable content demands and had to create mediocre content due to this while management preached about impossible ideals of experimentation. CEO and People Team constantly praised themselves for doing the bare minimum and actual concerns were brushed off or not addressed in all-hands meetings. CEO would rant about newest content theories in all-hands and via email which would cause restructuring and fall on actual creators' workloads. Constant "perks" instead of increased pay, made you think your entire personality should be BuzzFeed and that you're lucky to be at your "dream job."

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      terrible managers

      May 19, 2021 - Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      inclusive, fun co-workers, talented creators

      Cons

      Very few executives and managers at buzzfeed truly know how to manage their teams. They don't set teams up for success and do not seem to value growing people. Operations and setting up structure are deprioritized so the company runs around in chaos often.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fine

      Jun 3, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity and great health benefits

      Cons

      Work like balance and work load

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Room for movement, but not always upwards

      Apr 20, 2021 - Content Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Creative environment, flexibility to move between roles and experiment with new projects

      Cons

      Unorganized role structure, hard to move upwards

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A great first-job in video production and social media

      Mar 29, 2021 - Video Producer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is a great first-job in film and media. If you’re freshly out of college, this is a great place to kickoff your video or writing career. You will meet some amazing people!

      Cons

      There’s very little career growth in terms of moving up and raising salaries.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      bf acct manager

      Apr 7, 2021 - Acct Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hours are flexible and the teams are very smart. good people all around for the most part.

      Cons

      sales process becomes a cluster - too much to sell and too many internal hurdles.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Lots of change, but worth it.

      Feb 11, 2021 - Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is competitive and fair, culture is good. People are kind. Diversity and inclusivity are a priority. And the company is truly a leader and at the top of their game. Lots of autonomy and freedom to work how I need to and I am respected and appreciated.

      Cons

      I guess for some the amount of change that happens would be seen as a con. Personally I am ok with it as it keeps things interesting, but we're having to pivot often which results in continuous tweaking and restructuring. But that's just the nature of the internet...

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