Channel Five Reviews

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  • One of the worst places

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    Former Employee - Promotions Planner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Promotions Planner in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Channel Five full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location Gym membership HR were ok Canteen staff were friendly Magazines

    Cons

    Everything The systems they use are very old, possibly 15 - 20 years old, a simple job in another company becomes a huge manual task. The people are not from a diverse pool, lacked real experience and are unable to think outside of their small box. The manager I had was like a 3 year old with ADHD, he screamed and bounced around the office over Hannah Montana merchandise. Senior management reminded me of the police department in Money Mississippi 1954, but I was not surprised. The office was filthy, no cleaners were assigned for the office floor so rotting food in the fridge was normal. The kettle (shared between 30+) was a health hazard, there were no water machines just vending machines. Everyone hated it and were scared when RD came in to the office on his impromptu visits due to rumours that he fired people for having a food item on their desks. Facebook was allowed but not hotmail.


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Website www.channel5.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors BBC, ITV, Channel 4

Channel 5 Broadcasting operates Five, a commercial broadcast network serving audiences in the UK with a full schedule of news, current affairs, and entertainment programming. In addition to its flagship channel, the company operates Five US, which programs mostly shows imported from America, as well as Fiver, a free-to-air digital channel available from Freeview (operated by DTV Services). Northern and Shell, the newspaper publishing company controlled by Richard Desmond, acquired Five in mid-2010 from RTL Group, the European television business controlled by Bertelsmann.

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