BBC Reviews

Updated May 20, 2022

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3.8
74%
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69%
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Pros
  • "Colleagues and work/life balance were amazing(in 145 reviews)

  • "Great company to work for with good benefits and flexible working(in 93 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I'd like to see faster career progression(in 78 reviews)

  • "Long hours, lots of middle management(in 52 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good employer

      May 20, 2022 - Head of Engineering Department 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good conditions, values and environment.

      Cons

      Public Sector bureaucracy can slow down decision making.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Brilliant company to work for

      May 18, 2022 - Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay. Friendly environment. Highly recommend

      Cons

      Not always easy to get jobs there

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great workplace

      May 16, 2022 - Software Engineer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Happy with the culture and tech stack

      Cons

      Low salary and difficult career progression

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Supportive managers

      May 16, 2022 - Business Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training and development opportunities, managers are very supportive

      Cons

      Constant restructures mean often feeling unsettled, lower than industry standard pay means we’re losing a lot of talented colleagues

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fun place to work

      May 12, 2022 - Marketing in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people but outdated culture

      Cons

      None I can think of

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good training, poor progression

      May 12, 2022 - Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with some of the best folk within software engineering and media Great place to start your career and learn from the best

      Cons

      Pay tends to be below industry average Progression is very slow

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      May 5, 2022 - Journalist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reputable organisation, friendly colleagues, supportive

      Cons

      Big shake up over the last two years with lots of job cuts

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Don't value experience

      May 20, 2022 - Senior Journalist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The brand is really strong

      Cons

      If you are not white and British, forget about career progression

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Massive impact role

      May 19, 2022 - Senior Engineering Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work on services in the UK and around the globe. Very high impact.

      Cons

      Bureaucracy - as a public service the organisation is accountable to politicians, which can be negative in more toxic political environments. Salary is market-competitive.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      May 2, 2022 - Journalist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exciting place to work at

      Cons

      Some cons to working at the BBC

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    BBC has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 2,491 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at BBC to a friend and 49% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, BBC employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at BBC. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    74% of BBC employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated BBC 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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