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BBC Studios Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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4.0
87%
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94%
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BBC Studios CEO   Tim Davie
Tim Davie
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great on the CV (future employers may ask you why you want to leave such a great brand)(in 26 reviews)

  • "Flexible, good work life balance, look after staff(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Because of the low salary range, director positions were filled by under-experienced young professionals who require training(in 9 reviews)

  • "Working as a full-time intern was unpaid(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Development Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, friendly people, great content

    Cons

    Can be slow moving. Pay is poor.

    BBC Studios2019-11-19
  2. "Good company to work for the experience; great management to learn from"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trainings, markets, tv content, management, inclusion, diversity & sustainability.

    Cons

    The progression in the career is not easy. Low average pay in entry positions.

    Advice to Management

    To recognise and appreciate the talent

    BBC Studios2019-11-29
  3. "Good if you are looking for flexible working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC Studios full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working . once or twice per week i wfh

    Cons

    extremely low salaries. no development

    BBC Studios2019-11-26
  4. "senior producer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Producer in London, England

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

    Pros

    great work life balance varied work good culture

    Cons

    lower than average pay lots of red tape slow progression

    BBC Studios2019-11-25
  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Creative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company that does great work that you’re truly proud of. Great offices and facilities, very flexible working. Generally some really good people who work here

    Cons

    Too much senior management who have worked here for far too long and do very little. Often work is carried out by incredibly hardworking members who struggle to progress. Some of the old guard needs to leave to allow more progression

    Advice to Management

    More accountability for people who are lazy and don’t work hard enough. Don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion, you should really mean it and carry that out in action

    BBC Studios2019-11-16
  6. "Journalistic rigour and creativity"

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    Former Employee - Producer 

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

    Pros

    Creative and intelligent colleagues with a genuine passion for programme-making.

    Cons

    I can't think of one.

    BBC Studios2019-11-07
  7. "A very trusting and flexible culture with a great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst 

    I have been working at BBC Studios full-time

    Pros

    The company have great flexible working benefits and the culture is a really positive and upbeat. The business is very transparent with pay and offers really good career opportunities.

    Cons

    The company benefits aren't anything to shout about but that's about it.

    BBC Studios2019-11-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great brand, world class content, career progression middling"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBC Studios full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Great flexibility (wfh, flexible for parents, sabbaticals etc) - World class content - Strong global brand that is trusted by millions - Great on the CV (future employers may ask you why you want to leave such a great brand)

    Cons

    - Pay progression middling - Career progression questionable - need real training offering with certifiable skills if you're not going to pay market rate. I've observed junior team members stuck in their careers because there's a bottleneck at the top.

    Advice to Management

    a year into the merger, teams are waiting for a clear sense of direction for their own careers (not just how great the business is doing). There is plenty of goodwill to see the business succeed but people need to feel they're going somewhere too.... and that's why they're leaving.

    BBC Studios2019-11-04
  9. "Generally pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good work life balance, look after staff. Great presenters at staff events!

    Cons

    Too much middle-management making decision making tricky.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clearer idea of what good looks like.

    BBC Studios2019-10-01
  10. "Jack of all trades..."

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    Current Employee - Business Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on the CV, working alongside some fo the "best in the business", eveyone has heard of your employer.

    Cons

    Contstant change that is not well-managed, training is patch or not relevant, too many differering tasks with little focus, old and outdated systems designed to frustrate...

    Advice to Management

    Get more staff and fewer managers so everyone is less stressed!

    BBC Studios2019-09-27
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