Fun but FAST-PACED work environment
VIDEO FELLOW (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2018
Buzzfeed is CONSTANTLY changing, and if you're working on the video side, you'll have to work hard to keep up with those changes, your quota and the need to keep yourself valuable and relevant to the company. It can be hard to keep up a good work-life balance, especially if you're someone who tends to overwork or not be efficient already. So stay on top of that, but it can be a really fun place to work where something weird or funny is always happening.
Overall, people are kind and creative, but often VERY busy. Sometimes they'll be too sucked up in their own workload to hold your hand through stuff, but just persist. It can feel like people around you are running around like chickens with their head cut off-- or YOU are, and it seems like everyone else has it down pat (don't be fooled by that). Asking for help when you need it is critical and there will pretty much always be a steep learning curve, but working at Buzzfeed can be a great learning/networking opportunity.
free lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays, free bagels on Fridays