ByteDance
4.2 out of 5 stars.
Write a review
View all ByteDance reviews
Review this company

ByteDance

ByteDance Employee Review

Fast learning opportunity and Terrible WLB

The Good+ Learning opportunities+ Huge scope and access to important work regardless of level. You get full ownership of what you work on.+ All new technologies and tools, rare to see legacy systems.The Bad and the ugly- Stressful, heavy workload, and highly performance-driven. Basically, forget about WLB, your work is your life.- Lack of long-term planning. Expect to see short-sighted and quick-win focused decision making, which leads to often change of directions, scopes, or even re-orgs. Basically, management lacks experience and vision.- No clear career growth opportunity, you are expected to work on your own growth (by doing work)- Lack of proper engineering practices and processes. Speed of delivery is everything, which leads to doo-doo mountain codebases that no one dares to touch, often broken systems, heavy on-call duties.

Ratings by category

1.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
Was this review helpful?

Similar reviews

Same roleSame location

Stressful but rewarding

The work is fast-paced and gets stressful sometimes. You get to learn a lot though. Fast-paced work can also mean an over-emphasis on speed rather than quality.
Was this review helpful?
Same roleSame location

Fast Paced Environment but Not good for growth

Lots of things to learn. There is no unhealthy competition among team members. But no clear direction for growing yourself for the next level. Lots of documents are in Chinese but translation works well 90% of the times. WLB was not that bad in my team.

Pros

Free lunch(Food coupons for covid times), Lots of snacks, Can learn a lot of things from scratch

Cons

No clear direction for growth, Sometimes it feels like the managers are just doing random things without any clear goals in mind.
Was this review helpful?
Same location

Aggressive expansion with great opportunities

A pretty good environment to learn how social media works and how company monetise its product. People are generally open to ideas and plenty of areas to venture in different departments

Pros

Open environment Daily lunch allowance Lotsa swags

Cons

Very chinese oriented Ongoing reorg
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at ByteDance. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 66 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

Compare ByteDance with

  • Companies
  • ByteDance
  • Employee Reviews
  • Fast learning opportunity and Terrible WLB