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Former employees reveal what it’s really like to work for MrBeast

Annie Walton

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Former employees reveal what it’s really like to work for MrBeast

Featured Image Credit: Steve Granitz/FilmMagic/Getty / TikTok/MrBeast

It's safe to say that MrBeast is pretty much a household name when it comes to internet celebrity.

But have you ever wonder what it is like to work for MrBeast?

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Well, former employees of the mega-YouTuber have opened up about what it's really like working for the star - and revealed some behind-the-scenes secrets about life at Beast HQ.

Britt Carter spoke to Business Insider about her six-month stint as a creative producer on the MrBeast team.

"You had to be prepared for anything," she said.

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"It was an all-hands-on-deck, all-the-time kind of thing."

MrBeast's former employees have spoken out about the star. Credit: MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images
MrBeast's former employees have spoken out about the star. Credit: MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images

She claimed that she was once told to drop everything and drive for six hours to her next video assignment.

"Hey, don't come back to the office," she recalled MrBeast telling her over the phone.

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"Go home, grab a bag. I need you to drive to the Great Smoky Mountains."

"You'd have days where everything was going wrong, working so hard and physically killing yourself to make something happen," Carter continued to say.

"But then, the next day, you'd pull off these incredible stunts and pieces of content, and you were on such a high that it makes you forget all those hard hours and days."

Marc Kaplan, who worked for MrBeast for seven months as a production coordinator, also echoed Carter's thoughts, claiming that he never stuck to the standard 9-5 workday structure.

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Most of the employees worked over 40 hours - but Carter didn't seem to mind the long hours.

"It's 100% addictive to live that life," she said.

MrBeast's workplace culture sounds exhausting. Credit: YouTube/MrBeast
MrBeast's workplace culture sounds exhausting. Credit: YouTube/MrBeast

The standard of work at MrBeast's channel were portrayed as incredibly high, with Carter adding: "Everybody knew that the mission of the company was to create the best possible video.

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"That came before everything else. That was always the goal.

"If there was something that could make the video better, you would always defer to what could create the better content."

And while working in these conditions does sound pretty tiring, it's clear that it gets results.

An anonymous ex-employee also opened up about negotiating with the Japanese government to give them permission to film around the famous Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo for a video.

"The stuff I was able to negotiate for them in Japan, in such a short period of time, in a country that has a lot of rules working against them, was insane," they said.

"A lot of doors open up when you have that attitude."

UNILAD has contacted MrBeast's reps for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, MrBeast, YouTube, Money

Annie Walton
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