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BBC Studios Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie
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  • "Only con for me is that there are not many full time positions available(in 9 reviews)

  • "Slowed down by BBC public service connection(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "BBC Cardiff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BBC Studios full-time

    Pros

    Creative environment Good Team Great Location

    Cons

    No Parking Long Hours All good otherwise

    BBC Studios2019-04-23
  2. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Assistant 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BBC Studios full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The working environment is pretty good.

    Cons

    annual pay rise is rather low

    BBC Studios2019-07-10
  3. "Not a bad place to work but can be frustrating at times"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a relaxed culture with friendly people, a nice office and a healthy approach to flexible working. Usually lots of interesting work and projects.

    Cons

    Projects can often stall due to business inefficiencies and lack of a clear direction from management especially in relation to internal processes and procedures. Company can be quite risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks. Invest more in IP and take a longer term view to extract the most value from it.

    BBC Studios2019-06-19
  4. "Overall - a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working (Home/Office). You feel like a trusted employee. Plenty of training opportunities. Occasional corporate social activities.

    Cons

    Senior (Corporate) management can seem a little remote + disconnected. Sometimes feels like 'who you know' rather than 'what you know' will get you ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Get more local - we don't bite!

    BBC Studios2019-06-16
  5. "Great brands"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director 
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    I worked at BBC Studios full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of talented people at BBC Studios - great colleagues

    Cons

    Limited room to progress beyond current

    BBC Studios2019-06-14
  6. "Great environment,not enough compensation"

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    Former Employee - Royalties Administrator in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment Supportive friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor salary compared to rest of market

    BBC Studios2019-06-09
  7. "Some interesting projects, but could be slow to get off the ground"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at BBC Studios full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly sociable team, interesting work, interesting projects, good content.

    Cons

    Could be very political, bit cliquey and some job protection going on. Seemed to be very slow to get some projects off the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the blame culture.

    BBC Studios2019-06-04
  8. "Creative and supportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BBC Studios full-time

    Pros

    Lovely people, interesting content, creative environment

    Cons

    Some processes, such as recruitment, can take time

    BBC Studios2019-05-08
  9. "Great Place to work"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people and great content - you feel proud to work there.

    Cons

    -Low salary -Not much opportunity to move up

    Advice to Management

    Realise that you'll continue to lose good people if you don't have a clear path for career progression

    BBC Studios2019-04-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "BBC Worldwide now called Studios"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at BBC Studios full-time

    Pros

    This is the commercial and international arm of the public service side of the BBC as has a lot more freedom to be fully commercial in a way that the BBC isnt able to. If you want to work for a company that carries a hugely respected global brand but you want to work in a commercial field in media then BBC Studios is a great company to be part of

    Cons

    Once you are appointed to a role at BBC Studios it can be difficult to get promoted and many have had to leave in order to come back in a higher role

    Advice to Management

    Create a clearer career path for the staff

    BBC Studios2019-04-10
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