BuzzFeed Reviews

Updated Nov 26, 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, less than 1 year

      great

      Mar 3, 2021 - Coordinator in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great experience! management was amazing

      Cons

      none - everything was great

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Exploitative. No work-life balance.

      May 30, 2019 - Staff Writer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's cool to work at BuzzFeed. You get some creative freedom. Fun coworkers.

      Cons

      No work-life balance at all. No increments. Never got a raise despite working hard and yielding results. HR is awful and management is a bit of a disaster.

      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Pretty OK experience

      Jan 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people Quick to get back to me with any communications

      Cons

      A lot of hoops to jump through

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Reginal manager

      Sep 16, 2017 - Regional Manager in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Customer service love to interact with people

      Cons

      A lot of overtime hours

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great!

      Jan 6, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing company to work for. Very open, very liberal. They want everything to have a voice. Nothing is off limits.

      Cons

      Literally nothing. They are one of the best companies I have ever worked with in my time as a writer. And they pay well!

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Hard to get promotions and raises, but lots of opportunities for interesting work

      Nov 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hard to get promotions and raises, but lots of opportunities for interesting work

      Cons

      Hard to get promotions and raises

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Think of it like a paid art school.

      Nov 9, 2021 - Social Video Producer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Your peers are some of the nicest, most creative people to work with. It feels a bit like you're in art school, and the studios and offices are even designed like them. It's a great place to learn and establish connections. Brilliant opportunity to learn the ins and outs of building your own brand and experiencing virality in a whole new way.

      Cons

      Higher management is chaotic and inconsistent. Not a lot of opportunity for growth or career development, but they'll make empty promises to keep you there. Very difficult to see much promotion or vertical growth, and creative burnout usually hits everyone at a certain point.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Treated great

      Nov 9, 2021 - Receptionist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Treated me great very nice

      Cons

      There are not really any cons

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Huge Promise, Huge Disappointment

      Nov 21, 2021 - Senior Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some great people work here. People will recognize it when you say you work here; that matters to some folks.

      Cons

      Cult, terribly organized, constantly losing money. Annual layoffs. Remind managers to tell their teams that "salary isn't everything" and remind them of other benefits.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      you work hard, but learn so much

      Oct 14, 2021 - Junior Video Producer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great people, tons of passion

      Cons

      hard to balance social life and work life

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