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Updated 9 Jun 2021

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3.9
86%
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BBC Director-General  Tim Davie  (no image)
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21 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work/life balance is unbeatable(in 109 reviews)

  • "Generous holiday and flexible working in most roles- plenty of ways to help with work/life balance(in 71 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Career progression is very limited(in 45 reviews)

  • "too much red tape which needs to go(in 40 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome

      18 Sep 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      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. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Very political, unusual work environment

      28 Jul 2020 - Manager in Macquarie
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really nice people other than CFO Nice work environment Trendy offices Prestige of working for worldwide brand

      Cons

      On the surface, working here was lovely and I met some really nice people. But below the surface this place was very political and I would not recommend working here unless you have eyes in your back. The CFO I reported directly to had no idea how to manage his staff and was out of his depth as the CFO, having only been a Finance Manager before his position at BBC. I realised something was up when the finance team barely spoke to the CFO, and then I noticed people slowly started disappearing from the team. I found out later why. The CFO was not comfortable managing people nor was he comfortable dealing with tax matters. The CFO on multiple occasions staff were let go whenever he was uncomfortable for personal reasons and had nothing to do with the business or their performance. As the CFO reported to BBC UK, there was no one in the Macquarie Park office senior enough to oversee the CFO and what was going on.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      executive

      28 Sep 2020 - Project Manager in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good service at fast pace

      Cons

      Low wages for the employee

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good people but progress is stifled

      13 Oct 2019 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      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

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Do not join this business

      17 Sep 2019 - Sales Person 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is good and staff nice

      Cons

      Mud throughout hallways and dirty toilets

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Mixed bag

      26 Feb 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very positive

      8 Mar 2015 - Regional Director in Sydney
      Recommend
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      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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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Big Brand and Good company to work if you want a lasting safe career.

      24 May 2021 - IT Operations Team Lead in Salford, North West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is a massive brand in the UK. The company supports most of its staff and has many training initiatives that can help boost your career. Everyone is friendly and the office is a nice working environment You may see the odd celebrity walk through your office.

      Cons

      Not investing in the correct tools to assist with stability and speed of resolutions for incidents. Middle management not doing much for its staff on the shop floor The disciplinary process is too lenient and staff get away with murder. Too many staff take advantage of the sick policy and hard working staff who are never sick never get rewarded for their loyalty and effort to keep the BBC stable

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place to work

      8 Jun 2021 - Gym Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      management listens to you (a bit)

      Cons

      can feel like you are just one of many

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Overall good organisation to work for

      9 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance and flexible working

      Cons

      Limited career progression and development opportunities

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