BBC Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie
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Pros
  • There's great work-life balance and loads of opportunities to get involved in interesting projects (in 8 reviews)

  • Great brand and the products pretty much sell themselves (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • As a freelancer it is not easy to secure a full time position (in 4 reviews)

  • BBC's public service background pervades even the for-profit BBC Worldwide division (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Limited career growth

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BBC Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart, creative people. Excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management hierarchy is impenetrable. Limited opportunities to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest more in employee development

  2. Interdepartmental Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BBC Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to the media industry

    Cons

    There were limited opportunities for growth

  3. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBC Worldwide full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, on the job learning, perks, work life balance

    Cons

    Foreign HQ, limited growth opportunities

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  5. The experience is good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBC Worldwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot of new knowledge.

    Cons

    It is an unpaid internship.

  6. good company but could use some work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at BBC Worldwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    colleagues are really nice and all around solid people. upper management takes the time to say congrats when you close deals (though a lot of management has since left after i left). lots of various departments to help with your various needs if you're in the sales division. flexible hours so long as you get your job done (at least in the LA office)

    Cons

    they like to promote from within which is awesome, but they also promote when the people aren't ready to be promoted, so you'll end up with junior members who need to grow into their roles.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your team when they say certain people aren't ready to be promoted.

  7. BBC Worldwide - NY

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBC Worldwide

    Pros

    Excellent team members and benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to grow quickly in the company

  8. Great environment, interesting and friendly.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBC Worldwide

    Pros

    Understanding, busy and focused. Good team work among the department.

    Cons

    Not much interaction between different departments.

  9. Expect to do more for less pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at BBC Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - 3 weeks time off
    - Don't pay extra for health insurance (this will change as BBCA transitions to AMC networks policy)
    - Nice office
    - Learning opportunities

    Cons

    - Pays so much less than competition. I was offered $10k more in annual salary for the same position at another network.
    - Management expects you to do a lot of work but make excuses when you ask for a raise/promotion.
    - There appears to be a focus on hiring upper management instead of promoting junior/mid level employees. My team had more directors than support members, and all of them expect us to do their work.
    - Because of the low salary range, director positions were filled by under-experienced young professionals who require training. Many did not seem to know what they were doing.

  10. Good Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BBC Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They provide decent health coverage and benefits.

    Cons

    Not always easy to move up within the company. Most people I know who have left find their next job to be more lucrative and less stressful.

  11. BBC America - Great Place to Intern

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Media Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at BBC Worldwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun work environment, very supportive staff. There offices are beautiful and the overall vibe is productive and fun.

    Cons

    There wasn't a central network for interns, which was a little bit discouraging. I wasn't able to connect with my peers easily.

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