BBC Reviews

Updated 1 Aug 2020

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3.9
82%
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83%
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BBC Director-General Tony Hall
Tony Hall
380 Ratings
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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cheltenham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Love it! Diverse, progressive and something to be proud of

    Cons

    None. It's a great place to work.

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  2. "Great Training , Salary not competitive"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apprentice Broadcast Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, Amazing Training , Relaxed Atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay does not reflect the job well enough. Too many levels of management, Slow progress.

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  3. "Great Company to Work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Broadcast Engineer in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, a lot of learning and development opportunities

    Cons

    It can sometimes be hectic, but the work environment is very friendly, that everything is manageable

  4. "If you love the content, you'll love the job."

    4.0
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Manchester, England

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    If you're creative and full of ideas, it's a great place to put plans into action. Digital production gives you more freedom and control than TV production can, as long as you work very hard.

    Cons

    Your ideas can be limited and hard to keep on top of industry trends. Can be hard to progress Can be very formal and corporate

  5. Helpful (1)

    "gold standard"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Radio Producer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Highest Standards, Unbeatable reputation, Brilliant Innovation, Great People

    Cons

    bureaucratic, static, lacking confidence to be itself

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  6. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, flexible hours

    Cons

    Long Central London commute is not ideal

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  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Finance Business Analyst in London, England

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Varied projects and great people

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for internal promotion

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Genuinely impactful public service"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    On the whole, great culture, respect, and gives you the opportunity to flourish Your contribution can have a great impact Clear values and ethics, which are followed. Generous holiday and flexible working in most roles- plenty of ways to help with work/life balance.

    Cons

    Big organisations can feel a bit impersonal at times Centralised HR can be difficult to navigate Getting stuff done can be slow because of the size of the organisation

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  9. "Projects"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Information Security Project Manager in London, England

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work on Exciting Projects

    Cons

    Large organisation with many challenges to meet on Projects (discovery, planning, tracking and delivery)

  10. "Amazing"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BBC part-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture - fantastic place to work

    Cons

    Red tape can stifle creativity

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