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Still the best place for journalism

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at BBC full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great working opportunities -but, most of all, enjoyed the constant editorial discussions and (often difficult) decisions in an environment that gives journalist the breathing space to think.

Cons

Following the "Killigan affair" a government attack on BBC's editorial values has eroded its structure and made the above mentioned breathing space narrower.

Advice to Management

Follow the lead of some of your predecessors and challenge common wisdom and create space for irreverent creativity.

Other Employee Reviews for BBC

  1. Amazing experiences as a foreign correspondent, frustrating management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreign Correspondent
    Current Employee - Foreign Correspondent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and make high-quality broadcast reporting, some inspiring, brilliant colleagues, great teamwork at times, especially under pressure, respected brand, privileged access to some of the most dramatic events and influential players, moving, sometimes life-changing human encounters.

    Cons

    Limited salary, poor support for families overseas. Cumbersome management, poor decision-making from London. Very poor morale back at London HQ, sense of declining resources and quality. No career progression for foreign correspondents.

    Advice to Management

    Too much focus on managing demands of dozens of different programs and departments - too much time in meetings. Too little focus on quality of the product.


  2. Good for your CV

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Great hours--typically 9-5 with no weekends. Colleagues are friendly and the environment is pleasant.

    Cons

    Very low pay but that is expected from a media company funded by the tax payer. Too much bureaucracy, and constant restructuring.


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