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Channel 4 Reviews

Updated 26 Jun 2019

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Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon
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Pros
  • "Great place to work with good progression and great people(in 6 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. Featured Review

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Production Finance Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company's Remit and good team work

    Cons

    Quite flat structure for career progression

    Advice to Management

    Introduce more intermediate roles

    Channel 42019-02-02
  2. "Unique organisation, great culture, cool working experience!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - the excellent HQ in London - the culture of trust, achievement, engagement, diversity and fun - very cool colleagues - celeb spotting

    Cons

    - slowed down by a burden of legacy - a little too anarchic sometimes

    Advice to Management

    - increase agility by shedding legacy

    Channel 42019-06-14
  3. "Amazing Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Great food and subsidised. Not corporate Friendly, open, creative and engaging culture. Fairly flat hierarchy Low pressure. Private medical. Some interesting events (movie screenings, staff social events etc.)

    Cons

    Pay is less than you'll get elsewhere. Lacks commercial acumen (but generally being less corporate is also a plus) Organisation is currently going through a lot of change, which hasn't been handled or communicated well. Strategy and leadership is confused and muddy versus other organisations I've worked in. I know many of my colleagues also have no idea where C4 wants to be in 3-5 years (or even next year),...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on maintaining and continuing to improve the culture - this will be difficult given the new locations. Clarify and communicate the strategy, come up with some common ideas and themes that everyone can relate to. Find other organisations who do this well in other industries . I'm worried C4 will struggle (and may ultimately fail) to find a place as more and more streaming services eats into its core demographic's...

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    Channel 42019-06-26
  4. "Fantastic company"

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer 
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    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very proud of its achievements and reason for existing Great motivated staff and teams Committed to excellence

    Cons

    Like any large company, it got bogged down in bureaucracy. It liked to think it was agile and fast moving. But it really wasn't. Very london centric and the London office felt like a closed shop if you weren't based there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on making great things

    Channel 42019-04-25
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Channel 4 full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and friendly employees. Offices are nice and easy to get to from London Victoria station

    Cons

    Some people have stayed too long. Senior managers are not very good at managing poor performance

    Advice to Management

    Give honest feedback

    Channel 42019-04-02
  6. "BA"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Channel 4 full-time

      Pros

      Channel 4 really cares for their employees

      Cons

      getting a promotion or salary hike in IT is really hard

      Channel 42019-03-29
    • "Great Learning Curve"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Channel 4 full-time

        Pros

        Really interesting learning curve and spring board for my career.

        Cons

        Sometimes not the friendliest of atmospheres, and not a great deal of opportunity for progression

        Channel 42019-02-04
      • "Good company to work for"

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        Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Social, friendly, inclusive place to work. Good movement internally

        Cons

        Hard to progress as people don’t tend to leave.

        Channel 42019-01-15
      • "Great place to work and company values shine through"

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

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

        Pros

        Great company culture, the brand values are evident throughout the company, the CEO communicates regularly with employees and gives the impression she values each of the teams, some of the work is really exciting to be a part of, creativity is encouraged even in the commercial side of the business.

        Cons

        It can be slow to get things done because the tech and team structures have not yet been optimised to the digital age. Because it is such a great place to work, there is a large number of long term employees which I think contributes to the often slow pace. What's more, the company is very siloed and there is little movement to encourage interaction between different teams.

        Advice to Management

        Find ways to make accessing new systems quicker and less time consuming and make efforts to encourage more interaction between different teams (there does seem to be some movement towards this in fairness).

        Channel 42019-01-28
      • "Marketing Workshop"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        I worked at Channel 4

        Pros

        Fantastic opportunity, very insightful, lovely staff.

        Cons

        No cons, Channel 4 is full of creative, hard working people!

        Channel 42018-12-13
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