ITV Reviews

Updated 9 September 2014
Updated 9 September 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to thrive personally and professionall

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    Current Employee - Assistant Producer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Producer in London, England

    I have been working at ITV full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    With a very satisfactory work-life balance, meritocratic office culture and a very broad training infrastructure, ITV provides all the requirements for a professional fulfillment.

    Cons

    While the entry-level compensation may seem a bit lower that what could be seen elsewhere, there is a steady and fair review and increase in salary in proportion to time spent there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more active in recruitment - ITV is a great company to work for, but it is hard to find the job postings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Restructure, restructure, restructure, oh and another restructure

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great brand, decent product, free average tasting coffee, in growth phase,

    Cons

    Little autonomy, clandestine senior management, no thought or care for staff, no room for growth or development, don't reward high performers, training and development needs are not considered, environment similar to a communist state, severe lack of direction & actual work from senior management around the day to day department work loads, forced good people out of the business because senior management felt threatened (personal opinion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get department heads to lead and manage rather than focus on managing upwards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    You come for the work but stay for the people!

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    Former Employee - Producer  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Producer in London, England

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

    Pros

    The people! Everybody is very helpful and supportive and even the top brass have time for a chat. Also, you do get to work on some interesting projects and do get to put your personal stamp on things. Also, great working setup with everybody using Macbook Airs and Gmail meaning you can work pretty much from everywhere.

    Cons

    Too much confusion of strategy and goals both long term and short term. Teams gets shuffled around or even disbanded every six months or so. Has always had a really hard time settling on a digital strategy. Excuse is always that digital changes so rapidly but most of the time, the confusion, chaos and constant re-orgs comes simply from management not being wiling to choose a strategy and give it amble time to settle in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active about changes in the digital landscape and less re-active. Allow things to settle and take some more creative risks from time to time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very friendly environment and loads of great shows to work on

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    Former Employee - Assistant Online Editor  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Online Editor in London, England

    I worked at ITV as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment across all the different teams for different shows.
    You get to meet different celebs when working across the morning shows at southbank.
    The teams are well organised and hard working, getting all the day to day jobs done efficiently.

    Cons

    Can get boring easily with the same work load on a day to day basis (projects arent varied enough).
    Working equipment (mainly the windows computers) are very outdated or were when I was working there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very Friendly & Flexible environment. Easily approachable senior management.

    Cons

    Make things complex than required. Some times personal agendas take priority and as a result fail to make right decisions for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for all your efforts with the transformation program. Put some more effort to cut the bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A profitable company going from strength to strength... Shame salaries don't reflect this.

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    Current Employee - Storyliner  in  Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Storyliner in Manchester, England

    I have been working at ITV full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people. Some of the finest, most creative minds you could work with.

    Cons

    Personal development takes far longer here than it should - some roles feel almost unattainable until someone dies or retires!
    Salaries aren't great either - in comparison with BBC and Channel 4.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal development takes far longer here than it should - some roles feel almost unattainable until someone dies or retires!
    Please review salaries for those in creative roles - how can it be deemed fair that a storyliner (who creates, crafts and writes stories for some of the network's most profitable shows) is paid LESS than a PA for example? Salaries as a whole are far lower than our indie counterparts and I fear we are losing talented staff as a result as they are lured away to other networks and production companies for more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    extremely rewarding

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    Current Employee - Continuity Producer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Continuity Producer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Everyone knows who ITV are, room for progression. Extremely rewarding got to work on some massive projects including the 2013 rebrand.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is lack of communication between departments and other third parties connected to ITV which can be extremely frustrating to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun and satisfying, until anything goes wrong

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ITV as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people, great location and plenty of opportunity

    Cons

    Blame culture prevalent throughout - any issues or failures became a race to point fingers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix problems first, assign blame second

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Active, hard-working and proffesional, plus a tad of stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Control  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Content Control in London, England

    I have been working at ITV full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoy my job, as I am lucky enough to meet some famous faces, some of which I grew up watching on TV, I know the work that I do will directly affect millions of people on a daily basis, I enjoy being a part of entertaining the nation. Plus were an international company, with loads of opportunities to go global.

    Cons

    Some negatives include; the full on working enviroment, all of the time. Not much time off, due to the full on working enviroment and also when everything goes belly up, we have to start all over again. I don't like telling celebrities they have to do a piece of content all over again :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure staff do get there time off, because we need it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Irrelevant (2010-2011)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ITV as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Tries hard to become value for money for investors

    Cons

    Does not invest into innovation, British talent or quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting the workforce and demanding staff to become more efficient at their jobs does not make you a market leader. Be a leader in making quality programming rather than lowest common denominator shows and be a leader in investing into quality rather than seeking cheap shortcuts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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