BuzzFeed Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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3.0
42%
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52%
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BuzzFeed CEO & Co-Founder Jonah Peretti (no image)
Jonah Peretti
157 Ratings
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  • "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. Helpful (3)

    "Create original video content for multiple platforms"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuzzFeed full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing work culture! Supported by talented individuals

    Cons

    Must be adaptable. Work process changes monthly.

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    BuzzFeed2019-01-31
  2. "experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BuzzFeed full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work was great, and your coworkers are incredible. Within the department I always felt like my voice was heard.

    Cons

    A lot of work load for most employees.

    BuzzFeed2020-05-14
  3. "Treats employees badly"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BuzzFeed full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good name on your resume

    Cons

    Abusive and uncaring work culture

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    BuzzFeed2020-05-29
  4. "Great place for growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BuzzFeed full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, encouragement of experimentation by senior management, great perks and benefits

    Cons

    Promotions have sometimes been given prematurely

    BuzzFeed2020-04-16
  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuzzFeed full-time

    Pros

    A lot of career mobility and empowerment from mgmt to innovate and explore areas of the business. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Start up can be boot-strappy and unorganized

    BuzzFeed2020-03-31
  6. "Worked as a Producer"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BuzzFeed part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment and always something to do.

    Cons

    A lot of ideas getting produced by the company, but some aren't the best ideas so you feel less inspired almost everyday.

    BuzzFeed2020-03-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "BuzzFeed was great until it wasn't"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Development Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BuzzFeed full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun startup culture and environment.

    Cons

    No room to grow and low compensation.

    BuzzFeed2020-01-31
  8. "Mediocre, liberal workplace. Actual work is soul crushing."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Producer in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BuzzFeed full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, some 401k option, still a recognizable brand

    Cons

    In terms of the actual content of the site, nobody here is happy or proud about what they're making here. Quantity is the name of the game. People in charge of running the Youtube channels barely have a clue of what's going on and never plan ahead. You're always chasing the deadline and next week's deadline and so on. Zero efficiency at scale.

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    BuzzFeed2020-01-15
  9. "Growing Opportunity"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Creative Video Producer 

    I have been working at BuzzFeed full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start off your career. Create content you would like

    Cons

    The company is consistently going through changes and reorg.

    BuzzFeed2020-01-08
  10. "Great for social aspect, horrible for development"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BuzzFeed full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company tends to attract super eager and young talent. This in turn has made for a familial work environment, like high school for adults. It's a very social place to work and you make many friends.

    Cons

    Was once the coolest place to work but sadly has completely lost its edge. Poor management across the board with many failing upwards who don't know how to manage others well if at all. People eventually move on after realizing they can't grow professionally or financially.

    BuzzFeed2020-01-14
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