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- "Some people were great and getting to collab with people here and there was fun" (in 73 reviews)
- "BuzzFeed has a great culture and offers an awesome work" (in 32 reviews)
- "Great work/life balance" (in 22 reviews)
- "Benefits are good but nothing that exceptional" (in 22 reviews)
- "My coworkers are great." (in 20 reviews)
- "low pay but good to be" (in 35 reviews)
- "Very bad/useless managers who won't hesitate to throw you under the bus due to their poor management" (in 35 reviews)
- "So many people have problems with inexperienced managers." (in 20 reviews)
- "Frequent layoffs without warning or direction." (in 18 reviews)
- "No leadership and constant changes in processes daily." (in 13 reviews)
- 5.06 Oct 2023News Reporter/WriterFormer EmployeeLondon, England
Lovely colleagues and lots of freebies. Freedom to write from the heart instead of writing SEO pieces. Lots of ways to grow.
Job security wasn't great tbh
- 5.015 Feb 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
- A lot of autonomy to work how you work best - Self care is promoted, with monthly self care days, half-day summer Fridays - Nice, new offices with no mandate to come in if you don't want you - Trusted by managers, teated like adults and have creative freedom to try new things - I've never been made to feel guilty for choosing my family over work - I feel valued and respected here, it's one of the best environments I've worked in
- Very trends based environment, means a lot of change. If you're adverse to change you could find it unsettling - Progression might be limited if you're in one of the smaller international offices - many opportunities exist exclusively in the US
- 5.014 Feb 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Culture Transparency Communication across teams Technology
A handful of repositories of the code base were legacy frameworks which didn't interest me. However I had to work on them and build products. Anyway migration to NextJS is planned and already happening.
- 2.028 Mar 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
A lot of fun Free food and snacks in the office Fun events & parties Good salary, Apple products to use for work
Misleading benefits. They hyped the stock options during the hiring process a lot. When they finally went public the value crashed before many of us could sell due to their systems (currently the subject of a lawsuit). I felt tricked into buying the stock options when they were going to lose me money and some people made a lot of money. The UK business is a loss leader for the company and just exists to show the company has an international presence. As a result of this, there are no adults in charge and there is no vision for Europe. Mass hirings and firings take place every year. You won't go 12 months without going through the cycle. So much painful politics. With no one in charge it's a gossip game rather than a meritocracy. You will see the most talented and dedicated staff get leapfrogged by others because they cosied up to the right people. it's an open secret that BuzzFeed doesn't really resonate with UK audiences. Traffic and all other key metrics are down YoY. Advertisers will partner with BuzzFeed once but never return. Every single person at the company is looking for another job.1
- 1.01 Mar 2022Staff WriterFormer Employee
A small percentage of the staff was nice. (Like 1 or 2 people actually) Free lunch on Fridays
Where do I start? I never leave bad ratings, like ever. But I just have to. There was so much office politics, people who gossiped with the higher-ups were given preferential treatment and chosen for positions over people who actually deserved them. They care more about quantity over quality, which isn't great. And they keep having lay-offs... not much job stability. Can't speak for the other offices but the London office had a very toxic atmosphere – a lot of talking behind people's backs (with the exception of 1 or 2 people) Save your mental health and don't work here.2
- 3.015 Jul 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Complete freedom to write what you want. Health care. Diverse staff.
Unpredictable environment and regular redundancies.
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BuzzFeed has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 636 reviews left anonymously by employees. 52% of employees would recommend working at BuzzFeed to a friend and 26% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.
52% of BuzzFeed employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated BuzzFeed 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.