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Updated Oct 16, 2019

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BBC CEO Tony Hall
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  1. "Working with the BBC"

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    Current Employee - Researcher 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic training opportunities - Competitive salary - Good career progression

    Cons

    - As a young staff member can be hard to be heard

    BBC2019-10-14
  2. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Reporter in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best broadcaster in the world

    Cons

    Too many managers who don't know that they don't know what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Fire half the managers.

    BBC2019-10-16
  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Journalist in London, England
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    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job conditions, career development and security

    Cons

    Big organization, a lot of bureaucracy

    BBC2019-10-14
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Manchester, England
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibility. Offer flexible working.

    Cons

    No opportunity to progress upwards.

    BBC2019-10-14
  5. "Perfect"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career path and ambient

    Cons

    nothing at all, really happy

    BBC2019-10-10
  6. "A good work environment to find your feet in broadcasting"

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    Former Employee - Broadcast Assistant in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some talented and creative individuals to learn from.

    Cons

    Some of the corporations benefits are not as good as compared to a commercially run organisation or company.

    BBC2019-10-10
  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice 

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

    Pros

    unfortunate lack of career progression, quite a slow pace as lots of red tape

    Cons

    great, inclusive culture. everyone is willing to help and it is fair to all employees

    BBC2019-10-09
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Head of Country/Region in Norwich, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Purpose based mission, civic good

    Cons

    Hierarchical, slow moving and ponderous

    BBC2019-10-01
  9. "Great employer but with some issues"

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    Former Employee - Senior Broadcast Journalist in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Huge well respected company and opportunity to work across different teams and projects.

    Cons

    Shackled by constraints put on staff members by outside critics. Often rigid hierarchy with nonsensical middle management positions. Can often feel undervalued.

    BBC2019-10-01
  10. "Amazing place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Product Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to get your work out to millions of people - BBC is for you. Its an org that prides on its quality and leads the world in its content output (IMHO).

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be hard - there is an art to getting things done and people who do so raise in the company quickly.

    BBC2019-09-27
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