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BBC Overview

London, England
10000+ employees
1922
Government
TV Broadcasting & Cable Network
Unknown / Non-Applicable
ITV, Channel 4, Sky
You might say "The Beeb" puts Britain on the air. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a publicly financed broadcasting company and the dominant force in TV and radio in the UK. It operates eight television channels offering a mix ... Read more

Mission: Our mission

To enrich people's lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain.

.Our values

Trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#18)

BBC Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The passion and pride of the employees as employees really care about the output. Also the variety of roles the BBC offers from production to engineering.

    Cons

    Often unfair criticism of the organisation in the press. As with many organisations budgets are been cut yet expectations of the service provision haven’t changed which can be challenging.

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BBC Interviews

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    Broadcast Journalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BBC (Lincoln, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Started with a half an hour test compiling a news bulletin and then recording it.

    Then went onto an interview with news editor and managing editor of the station.

    They grilled me on a variety of topics and robustly questioned why I'd structured my news bulletin the way I did. Much more specific questions than I'd had in the past, be prepared to think on your toes and link your ideas to topics they've suggested.

    Interview Questions

    • The 50th anniversary of local radio is tomorrow, what creative ways could you cover this?   1 Answer
    • We got bad RAJAR figures, fewer men are listening to us. What would you do to encourage more men to listen?   1 Answer
    • Why did you choose this story for the lead in your bulletin? And why did you leave this one out?   1 Answer
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BBC Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers(#6), The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Webby Awards, Webby's, 2009
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