BBC - Can be good but lots of management rubbish and bureaucracy | Glassdoor.co.uk
Pros
Cons

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Can be good but lots of management rubbish and bureaucracy"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Broadcast Journalist in London, England
Current Employee - Senior Broadcast Journalist in London, England
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good opportunities, interesting work, challenging and if you fit in and play the game you'll go far. It can be a very exciting place to work

Cons

Too bureaucratic, Far too much management. Too big and bloated. There is often a lot of 'bed blocking' meaning people can't progress. It can also be very political. No one likes to make a decision. Lower level staff can be treated a bit like cattle.

Advice to Management

Stop interfering, treat people with respect.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "runner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Runner in London, England
    Former Employee - Runner in London, England

    Pros

    Meet interesting people some of whom are quite talented in their particular field and there is an opportunity to learn from them. However the post of runner is really as a dogsbody not as a trainee.

    Cons

    It is not what you know but who you know. Having an Oxbridge educational background gets you everywhere it seems even if you have no talent for the post your hired for

    Advice to Management

    Pay yourself less and more to your workforce, you'll get a better product. There are too many overpaid managers and not enough excellent workers


  2. "BBC Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Account Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - International Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Nice environment
    Good benefits
    good location
    good working rights

    Cons

    hard to be promoted
    Top heavy structure

    Advice to Management

    value staff more

Discover more reviews about BBC.

Work at BBC? Share Your Experiences

BBC
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or