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Channel 4 Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2020

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3.7
78%
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59%
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Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon
Alex Mahon
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work with good progression and great people(in 8 reviews)

  • "Stimulating work environment with colleagues who care about their role within the company, as well as caring deeply about the company itself(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, inspiring CEO"

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

    I have been working at Channel 4 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, culture and purpose.

    Cons

    Some roles moving to Leeds...but that’s great if you want to live up north.

    Channel 42019-06-28
  2. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Support 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Channel 4 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent Opportunities and working facilities

    Cons

    Understaffed in production areas and not enough training

    Channel 42020-01-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lovely people, cultural issues"

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    Former Employee - Press and Publicity Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Channel 4 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are lovely; genuinely positive and supportive culture; decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Very limited progression opportunities, with management seemingly reluctant to do anything; culturally a bit strange during relocation

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    Channel 42019-11-26
  4. "Good brand being destroyed by bad management"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Channel 4 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally friendly atmosphere Good pay package Good brand Interesting work

    Cons

    Back stabbing is rife from the top to the bottom. Gossiping is a standard practice there. Mismanagement . Many talented people have left Discrimination of minority groups. Swearing is overlooked Cronyism, if you are not part of the group forget it Poor HR , even the managers criticise HR

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    Channel 42019-11-26
  5. "Was great but lost its spark"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Channel 4 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of great and talented individuals Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    No progression or development Gossip

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    Channel 42019-10-26
  6. "OK place to be"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Channel 4 full-time

    Pros

    Location, working for ethical company

    Cons

    Bonus package, poor upper management

    Channel 42019-09-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic and chaotic environment"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Channel 4 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong brand and purpose Good people

    Cons

    No clear strategy Executive team that cannot work together and is regarded as a joke by most employees Technology and work practices from the 1990s

    Channel 42019-09-21
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t waist too much time there"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in London, England

    I worked at Channel 4 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The junior and mid-level staff are very talented and friendly people.

    Cons

    Extremely unprofessional and unpleasant behavior by a senior member of staff there. This includes, - Swearing - Bullying - Public shaming - Name-calling - Inappropriate comments HR is non-functioning. Multiple complaints have been ignored. The data strategy is vague and misguided. Lots of focus on buzzwords, with little understanding of technology, data, or strategy. Career progress is limited, and pay is below average for the industry.

    Channel 42019-09-29
  9. "Apprentice, great but unchallenging."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Channel 4 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, super supportive. Great breadth of exposure to different environments.

    Cons

    HR isn’t very reactive. Not much progression for Apprentices - maybe 1 or 2. Work wasn’t very challenging.

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    Channel 42019-07-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Time of change and uncertainty, will be great again if you can find the right opportunity for you"

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

    I have been working at Channel 4 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, performance, innovation, team, fun

    Cons

    Opportunity, politics, salary review, promotion, speed over quality

    Channel 42019-07-18

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