ITV Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    I do not like this company

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    Former Employee - Factory Worker
    Former Employee - Factory Worker

    I worked at ITV full-time

    Pros

    There really aren't any pros

    Cons

    Too much favoritism flying around. Also, do not offer the benefits or pay that they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication skills between ALL of the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Restructure, restructure, restructure, oh and another restructure

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great brand, decent product, free average tasting coffee, in growth phase,

    Cons

    Little autonomy, clandestine senior management, no thought or care for staff, no room for growth or development, don't reward high performers, training and development needs are not considered, environment similar to a communist state, severe lack of direction & actual work from senior management around the day to day department work loads, forced good people out of the business because senior management felt threatened (personal opinion).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get department heads to lead and manage rather than focus on managing upwards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Irrelevant (2010-2011)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ITV as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Tries hard to become value for money for investors

    Cons

    Does not invest into innovation, British talent or quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting the workforce and demanding staff to become more efficient at their jobs does not make you a market leader. Be a leader in making quality programming rather than lowest common denominator shows and be a leader in investing into quality rather than seeking cheap shortcuts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    great environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ITV full-time

    Pros

    good CEO and people are generally co-operative to work with. The different departments have improved significantly after the transformation.

    Cons

    pay needs to be evaluated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue senior mnagement evaluation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A nice start up but a mess of a company

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    Former Employee - Customer Support  in  Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Support in Beverly, MA

    I worked at ITV

    Pros

    Fast Paced
    Better compensation than other jobs
    On site chef
    Free company products monthly
    Knowledgeable VP of support
    Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Lack of direction in upper management
    Some favoritism between supervisors and staff
    Poor HR responsiveness to employee issues
    Company dealt with many legal issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change things around and hire responsible employees rather than troubled ones. Get more organized with management and stop hiring family and friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You come for the work but stay for the people!

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    Former Employee - Producer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Producer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people! Everybody is very helpful and supportive and even the top brass have time for a chat. Also, you do get to work on some interesting projects and do get to put your personal stamp on things. Also, great working setup with everybody using Macbook Airs and Gmail meaning you can work pretty much from everywhere.

    Cons

    Too much confusion of strategy and goals both long term and short term. Teams gets shuffled around or even disbanded every six months or so. Has always had a really hard time settling on a digital strategy. Excuse is always that digital changes so rapidly but most of the time, the confusion, chaos and constant re-orgs comes simply from management not being wiling to choose a strategy and give it amble time to settle in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active about changes in the digital landscape and less re-active. Allow things to settle and take some more creative risks from time to time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A profitable company going from strength to strength... Shame salaries don't reflect this.

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    Current Employee - Storyliner  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Storyliner in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at ITV full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people. Some of the finest, most creative minds you could work with.

    Cons

    Personal development takes far longer here than it should - some roles feel almost unattainable until someone dies or retires!
    Salaries aren't great either - in comparison with BBC and Channel 4.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal development takes far longer here than it should - some roles feel almost unattainable until someone dies or retires!
    Please review salaries for those in creative roles - how can it be deemed fair that a storyliner (who creates, crafts and writes stories for some of the network's most profitable shows) is paid LESS than a PA for example? Salaries as a whole are far lower than our indie counterparts and I fear we are losing talented staff as a result as they are lured away to other networks and production companies for more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    long hours but always fun

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    Former Employee - Senior Researcher  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    free gym in manchester, fun, fresh, well looked after, creative freedom

    Cons

    working hours working all day and all night and all the next day without any sleep on jeremy kyle every week was just crazy. i think they should bring in a night team so we are more fresh for studio. wages less than mini wage with the hours we work. no career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great projects, worth a freelance contract or two.

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    Former Employee - Production - ITV Studios
    Former Employee - Production - ITV Studios

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Household name, get to contribute to some great projects and work with colleagues very passionate about television. Southbank is a wonderful building to work in and some roles get to use Apple computers.

    Cons

    Extremely awkward internal business systems, no career development and salaries 15% below market rates. Handful of people in key management positions have worked for ITV companies 20+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development, despite all the rhetoric from the board room, does not exists at ITV.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mundane

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    Former Employee - Post Production Bookings Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Post Production Bookings Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team environment
    Decent working hours Mon - Fri

    Cons

    Expected to work overtime without extra pay
    Poor training
    In house promotions limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more current staff for promotions rather than outsiders who don't know the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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