BBC Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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3.9
82%
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83%
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BBC Director-General Tony Hall
Tony Hall
375 Ratings
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  1. "Awesome"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBC

    Pros

    The people that work there are very experienced, professional, lovely, helpful. All round great experience. I would definitely work with these people again

    Cons

    There were no downsides of working at the BBC on the thing I worked on, I really really enjoyed it . Wish it was easier to get work with them, often you need to know people to get a job

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  2. "Good people but progress is stifled"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at BBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great projects Lots of great people

    Cons

    Micro managing is rife Lots of people plodding along in the same role for years Not much opportunity for growth and progression People work in silos

  3. "Do not join this business"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Sales Person 

    I have been working at BBC part-time

    Pros

    Pay is good and staff nice

    Cons

    Mud throughout hallways and dirty toilets

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  4. "Mixed bag"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Some great and talented people making or commissioning world-class content.

    Cons

    Still too hierarchical and still too much red tape. The onboarding process is a nightmare - they just leave you to wade through all the different elements of tech and admin to start work there - they say there's online support for this but you need support just to be able to understand it! Hard to get something actioned due to all the middle management politics or blockages. Frazzled, colleagues pulled in lots of different directions by the politics and endless meetings.

  5. "Very positive"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Regional Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC

    Pros

    Highly motivated and informed team. The level of professionalism in each division enabled a high standard of engagement and interaction.

    Cons

    Centralised decision making process existed due to reporting lines. UK leadership struggled to grasp local market habits and trends preferring to reference the UK/Europe experience

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  6. "Great Experience!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was so so awesome!

    Cons

    high barriers to entry in this place

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Great training and work life balance

    Cons

    Don't pay as much as the private sector.

  8. "A great and interesting place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Executive Product Manager in Salford, North West England, England

    I worked at BBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting business with friendly and capable colleagues

    Cons

    Difficult to properly address under-performance which will gradually create mediocrity

  9. "Shootedit"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Professionalism and perfection and friendly environment

    Cons

    None, I have nothing to say

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  10. "Decent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journalist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work, good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Hard to move up in business

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