BBC Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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4.0
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8 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
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent

      17 Mar 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good life work balance. Great team.

      Cons

      Not really progressing my role

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Wonderful place, lots of beuracracy

      4 May 2021 - Software Engineering Team Lead in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      wonderful culture, inclusive, adventurous, strive to push boundaries and an emphasis on quality. Agile development practises are great, and you will have a voice. Surrounded by amazing people, you really feel that you're part of something special, and that you're making a difference. Mental health awareness is terrific. Training is very good, scope of projects are cutting edge. It's like no other software house - mingle with creatives, tv personalities, work in an unique environment.

      Cons

      it can take an age to get approval for new ventures, strategic planning is weak, and there's some cronyism in evidence. Public sector salaries.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      13 May 2021 - Photo Retoucher in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good atmosphere and ethics. Great talent and opportunities

      Cons

      No complaints from my time there

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Limited opportunities: tight budgets

      22 Apr 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues welcoming; comprehensive trade union recognition; safety standards paramount; explicit encouragement for creativity.

      Cons

      The much-vaunted career progression is not borne out by most people's experience; television attracts overbearing people (in common with other broadcasters); growing privatisation; decline in production standards; commissions from conservative dinosaurs (nobody wants to work on yet another celebrity bake-off unless the slebs are to be the main ingredient in the pie!); agenda-driven news drives down the public reputation and workforce morale; productions run on a shoestring by fearfully overworked production managers (almost all women - what was that about diversity?). The long-term outlook for budgets is grim.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall great organisation

      12 May 2021 - Distribution Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible variety of content, people genuinely care about their output

      Cons

      Still has a civil service feel to some offices

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great people, difficult to change things

      10 May 2021 - Assistant Content Producer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and new offices, some great opportunities to work with talent

      Cons

      Difficult to introduce new ideas, a lot of red tape

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      An interesting jount

      12 May 2021 - Crew Boss in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Keeps me on my toes

      Cons

      my toes are warn out

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent

      28 Apr 2021 - Senior Tester in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent work life balance. Colleagues and managers that actually care about you, your well-being, and your career progression. Excellent pension too!

      Cons

      It's public service, so we don't get a Christmas party, and the canteen food is pretty rubbish. Salaries are definitely much lower than industry average, but I think the flexible work hours and mental health benefits compensate

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      9 May 2021 - Senior Product Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work, good colleagues and great work life balance

      Cons

      Slow career progression and low salary

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      BBC Engineering

      8 May 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Training and the experience are great

      Cons

      Salary is not upto industry level

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