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Updated Aug 10, 2022

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Found 394 of over 533 reviews
3.7
70% Recommend to a Friend
77% Approve of CEO

Found 385 of over 533 reviews

3.7
70%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
BuzzFeed CEO & Co-Founder Jonah Peretti (no image)
Jonah Peretti
214 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great people and flexibility with a lot of room for growth(in 74 reviews)
  • "Culture is Great, Perks of well(in 24 reviews)
  • "Good benefits (healthcare, discount on gym, retirement, etc.) Snacks / free drinks, and catered lunch twice a week.(in 18 reviews)
  • "Amazing coworkers.(in 16 reviews)
  • "Great work/life balance(in 15 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Culture

    Jul 11, 2022 - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment and willingness to listen

    Cons

    media can be challenging for a company directly tied to culture

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Pretty good place to work

    Aug 10, 2022 - Editor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -flexible hours -remote work -great people

    Cons

    -pay is “competitive” but not great

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Place to call home

    Jul 14, 2022 - Sr. Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    people, innovation, scale, name brand

    Cons

    pay, client retention, employee retention

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Not much growth

    Jul 20, 2022 - Associate Social Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free snacks was great but what company doesn't give free snacks nowadays

    Cons

    Not much room to grow. Favoritism comes a long way in this company

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Some lovely people but lots of instability

    Jul 10, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Some of the loveliest, most intelligent and talented folks I've ever met and become friends with are from BuzzFeed -Great benefits and work/life balance (balance will depend on your dept)

    Cons

    -Very unstable working environment. Joined shortly after a round of layoffs and within 1 year, experienced another 2 rounds of layoffs. Separately from layoffs, there are constant changes to policies and organizational structures that make it very difficult to keep track of what's what. Even managers weren't up to date on the latest policies. -Do not be fooled by the "diversity" at the company. There may be a lot of diversity at the lower levels, and POC (producers/creators) are, indeed, placed front and center so they can be touted publicly for diversity representation, however, the people who stand to benefit the most (leadership, sales, etc.) are mostly white and/or male. -Talented producers are completely overworked and are held to quotas or performance goals that take the joy out of producing and creativity. The BF model is "if something went viral once, let's repeat that same format over and over and over, because why be original?" Also, they claim to have original ideas or formats, but really, it's recycled from other media companies. -BF takes continues to take credit for "internet culture" but let's be real, it's been years (decades) since BF has been directly responsible for anything disruptive on the internet. -Lots of politics and favoritism. -Hired for one role while actually doing 3-5 roles. -Lack of salary transparency and equity among people doing the same job. -At times, very young people and capable are elevated early to high levels without proper management experience, training, guidance or even clear KPIs on how to achieve goals. -The idea of "let's figure it out and come up with a creative solution" usually meant "we don't have a standard process for this so we're going to completely make things up as we go along because a lot of money is at stake here" and typically resulted in overpromising with underwhelming results.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Fun...until it's not

    Jun 24, 2022 - Editor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, good perks, decently competitive pay

    Cons

    HR is awful and vindictive. Upward mobility can be hard unless you really, really advocate for yourself.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Cool company, but I lack engagement here

    Jun 15, 2022 - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool people, great work culture

    Cons

    Work isn’t always the most engaging (I work in BF business)

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great people, not so great pay

    Jun 15, 2022 - Staff Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are awesome and the WFH flexibility is superb.

    Cons

    The higher up you go, the less and less transparency there is. Also, compensation is nowhere close to competitive.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Crazy Turnover

    Jun 11, 2022 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people that work there

    Cons

    Job security is low, they move with the wins and it shows in turnover, and layoffs

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Pay is not the best, but makes up for it with a great work life balance.

    Jun 10, 2022 - Senior Creative Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Gives you a lot of flexibility. Not a very stressful work enviroment.

    Cons

    Pay is not incredibly competitive.

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BuzzFeed has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 533 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at BuzzFeed to a friend and 53% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, BuzzFeed employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at BuzzFeed. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

70% of BuzzFeed employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated BuzzFeed 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at BuzzFeed to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, senior leadership, career development.

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