ByteDance Reviews

Updated May 21, 2022

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Pros
  • "Fast growing and good culture(in 93 reviews)
  • "Good salary and it's on time(in 83 reviews)
  • "The company has a lot of good colleagues and have a chance to execute various projects(in 70 reviews)
  • "good benefits and company events for mingling(in 68 reviews)
  • "People are very nice and helpful when you get stuck(in 50 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    good company

    May 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    flexibility, easy to promotion, great atmosphere for teamwork

    Cons

    always some take home works, no work life balance

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place to work yet too bias

    May 20, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of benefits and good place to gain new knowledge and develop new skills

    Cons

    - Toxic leadership - Last minute changes - Less transparency and empathy - Keeping worst employees and let the best one resign

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Not worth your time

    May 20, 2022 - Businesses Development Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Not much good aspect about this company. good co-workers

    Cons

    Disorganized, no distinct function division, no leadership

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Fast-paced, interesting projects, variable WLB, language barrier for non-Chinese speaker.

    May 20, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Projects are interesting and fast-paced. You will learn a lot working here. -High expectations for senior engineers, you will have lots of opportunities to push your career. -Friendly coworkers, team culture seems pretty good. My team is very accommodating for me who doesn't speak Chinese and changes the primarily used language to English for a lot of projects that I am involved in. -Lots of tools to get past the language barrier (Also see cons). -Good compensation -Good benefits -Great onboarding process and internal tools.

    Cons

    -Even if you work in a primarily English-speaking team, a lot of core documentations are written in Chinese. Even with pretty good translation tools, it can be daunting at first. -Need to have flexible work hours if your team works closely with teams based in China. Could have lots of meetings in the evenings. -Mountain View office is not well developed currently. -Uncertain IPO

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Busy but exciting

    May 19, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Being a young company, there are a lot of challenges in ByteDance that you wont find in other companies of the same scale. This means there is usually challenging but exciting work, and things are always moving very fast.

    Cons

    However this also means that sometimes things might be overwhelming, and there might be a lack of organisation at certain things.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good work life balance

    May 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent salary; Regular half-year review

    Cons

    No clear career path; content of work may be changed periodically

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    data science

    May 19, 2022 - Data Analyst in China, ME
    Recommend
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    Pros

    high salary a a a

    Cons

    too many workload and poor working environment

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Eh

    May 18, 2022 - Human Resources Generalist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company is growing Fast The people are kind to work with

    Cons

    Terrible Work Life Balance Not much career growth

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good growth and learning opportunity

    May 17, 2022 - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company growing fast, many new projects to work on.

    Cons

    WLB is not as good as most other tech. Sometimes need to meeting with Chinese team at night.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 17, 2022 - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefit, salary, colleagues etc

    Cons

    Favouritism among team members etc

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ByteDance Reviews FAQs

ByteDance has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 1,833 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at ByteDance to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, ByteDance employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at ByteDance. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

83% of ByteDance employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated ByteDance 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at ByteDance to be career development, benefits, culture and the cons to be management, work life balance.

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