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Updated 15 November 2018
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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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

    I have been working at BBC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive, encouraging, fair. Such a nice place to work

    Cons

    People assume I know all the stars. Sorry. I work in a normal office just like you.


  2. "Ok. Imp at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    The bbc is very good

    Cons

    Need this tone age details.

  3. "Studio Manager, London"

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    Current Employee - Studio Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for travel, varied and enjoyable work life.

    Cons

    Shift work and having to deal with difficult "talent".


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good management and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours. Limited career progression


  5. "Junior User Experience Designer"

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    Current Employee - Junior User Experience Designer in London, England
    Current Employee - Junior User Experience Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    V. interesting projects creating products which have real impact on a huge amount of people. Healthy design culture - almost everyone is smart, talented and most importantly, genuinely nice. Generally a great work / life balance.

    Cons

    Very much a content-focused organisation, so design and tech are fairly low down the pecking order within the corporation and it's priorities. Pay is probably quite below market rate for the amount of users served by the products you design. General feeling that the business is steadily losing ground to new rivals, and not enough is being done to turn it around quick enough.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to design and tech


  6. "Strategy Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Great company, lots of opportunity for internal movement, smart people

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic in its style. Need to be more fluid and innovative.


  7. "working at the bbc and stuff"

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    Current Employee - Media in Salford, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Media in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC (More than a year)

    Pros

    very relaxed atmosphere, fun job

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, internal politics

  8. "Only one con, lots of pros"

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

    I have been working at BBC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The following entirely depends on the team you're working in (some teams are the complete opposite so check with current staff on specific team cultures)
    One of the best places you'll ever work
    The projects we work on are exciting and innovative
    The people are helpful and there isn't a toxic competitive environment
    If you really are passionate and hard working you can go far and quickly
    Your hard work will be appreciated
    Work life balance is unmatched especially in tech
    You can have many careers within the company
    You can move around and learn a lot of different skills from other teams
    Really good training and development opportunities
    Great for women

    Cons

    The pay isn't great - but that is understandable

    Advice to Management

    Managers tend to be the issue when it comes to flexible working - this is making it difficult to retain women (tech companies are bad at this)
    Management should do more to help staff feel that they're allowed to provide feedback and ideas
    Take some risks


  9. "Not the place for young people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company on the CV. Opportunities (if you can get them) to be part of big things.

    Cons

    Management style designed to stop you from moving up until you’ve “done your time”. Not based on meritocracy. If you’re under 30 you will not be taken seriously. If you are a person of colour you will be “boxed”.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the BBC pay grade system and stop advertising jobs that you already have a candidate in mind for.


  10. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BBC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good employer, flexi time

    Cons

    Slow pace, massive company that isn’t so big

    Advice to Management

    Manage poor performance


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