Australian Broadcasting Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. Good while I was there

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    Current Employee - TV Promotions in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - TV Promotions in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great building to work in, very convenient location and transportation, great location for lunches!

    Cons

    Extremely bureaucratic management. Nervous staff about layoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Bullying led to my resignation -

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the work and the programme makers. Everyday was interesting and different.

    Cons

    I was bullied out of my position, had meetings with the ABC and my trade union official, who told me that it was a blatant case of bullying by my manager. Sidelined, micro-managed and attempts made by management to divide me from my colleagues. Eventually I had to go onto stress leave and decided that my health was more important than my position so resigned. There appeared to be a management culture of forcing resignations and then filling those positions with their cronies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't take any notice if I gave advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. Good Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ABC has a great culture and work life balance. Another obvious benefit of working for ABC are knowing that you are creating a service that will be used by the Australian population. Work can be highly visible as well.

    Cons

    The culture is fading as the private sector management style invades the mindsets of middle and upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember why people chose to work for ABC. Keep workers rights and relaxed management style as a top priority.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Worked with highly skilled, committed broadcasting and media craftspeople, tied down by politics and top heavy structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people creating extraordinary programs and services to the people of Australia on an absolute shoestring
    Creation and innovation thrives at the lower levels and in the states, regions, and rural stations
    Well loved and trusted brand with a feeling you are contributing to something special
    Salary depends on your job role

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure too busy with politics and divisive power plays
    Siloed structures, behaviours and cultures prevent real collaboration
    Innovation and ideas can be stifled by "outsourcing" mentalities and irrational cost cutting
    If you're not in Sydney, it's very difficult to have a career path (depending on job role)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start working as a team for the good of the whole ABC, not just your "patch"
    Put your staff first and free them up to get on with it
    Walk the Talk
    Put proper whole of organisation business planning in place
    Overhaul and simplify spending decision making processes in line with business plans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Could be great, but held back by bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ultimo (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ultimo (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots to do, some great new inovation

    Cons

    No leadership from management, lots of bullying, lots of promoting of mates with poor qualifications, lots of credit taking from others, low wages unless your in the big boys club, the job plans/ KPI process is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some very sneaking unethical, unprofessional, serpents working within the ranks and abusing their authority on a daily basis. Best you weed them out before all your quality people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Quality journalism and the home of creativity

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    Former Employee - Chief of Staff and Senior Journalist in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Chief of Staff and Senior Journalist in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong journalist ethics, sound training and culturally important to Australia

    Cons

    shift work, bureaucratic in nature

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions are not always available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Producer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Producer in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian Broadcasting part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to work across different programming

    Cons

    The pay isn't great but it is a stable work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resources are being spread too thin to try and create extra programming. Do it well or don't do it at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Very good

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    Current Employee - Journalist in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Journalist in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Secure when made permanent.
    Fair workplace
    Plenty of opportunity to move in different directions

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up bands
    Treats casuals poorly at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. salary and benefits and opportunity

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    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable workforce similar to public service

    Cons

    low performance increases and low incentive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use performance system

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Bulling is institutionalized, they support and in fact promote bullies and manage the Victims out

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    Former Employee - ABC Open Producer
    Former Employee - ABC Open Producer

    I worked at Australian Broadcasting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Job was awesome - loved my work and community so much so that I still continue to work with them

    Cons

    Had to deal with Workplace bulling on a daily basis, online bulling, sabotage of work, threatening behaviour, no support from management, undermining behaviour in public, crazy stuff like equipment super glued to my desk. All of this behaviour was not reprimanded in fact one of the Bullies got a promotions whilst the victim was managed out !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To repremand, remove and/or rehabilitate the Bullies not promoted them and manage the Victim out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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