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BBC Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1922
Government
TV Broadcast & Cable Networks
Unknown / Non-Applicable
ITV, Channel 4, Sky
You might say "The Beeb" puts Britain on the air. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a publicly financed broadcasting company and the dominant force in TV and radio in the UK. It operates eight television channels offering a mix of ... Read more

Mission: Our mission

To enrich people's lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain.

.Our values

Trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and ... Read more

BBC Reviews

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    I have been working at BBC part-time

    Pros

    Great people - fun work

    Cons

    I can't think of a downside

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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BBC Interviews

Experience

Experience
59%
17%
24%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Senior Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BBC.

    Interview

    Started off with scheduled phone interview where manager rescheduled appointment less than 30 minutes prior to call. On day of interview, no show on call. 1 hour later I get email to reschedule for same day 2 hours later. FOUR hours later I get email to reschedule to following day. Call rescheduled and with 5 minutes to go an email pings with a casual "sorry will be 15." Call happens ONE hour later. Lasts an hour....

    In-person interview scheduled. I am sitting in a lobby with no attendant. I email HR and no response. I ask a random man coming out of bathroom to help me locate the person I have appointment with. He figures out how to use the empty reception desk after a few fumbles. Then I am shuttled by him to the next floor. Strangely HR takes through a tour of the newly renovated section of offices they work. I later learn it is not where position I'm applying for would work. When I do get taken to the dept I am interviewing in, it is dark, dank, depressing and sad. True to form of how phone times were scheduled, the in-person interview matched the nature of the manager-- distracted, scatter-brained, unprofessional and disorganized.

    Surprisingly advanced to next round by being asked to do an "assignment" aka free work. Never hear feedback but requested in again for another in-person interview with senior team. The boss made no eye contact and fumbled around unable to answer simple questions about size of teams or upcoming project outlook.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked a question that I took time to answer already in the assignment (which was critiquing previous work done by dept). This showed me no one went over my assignment nor read any of it.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Consistent display of unprofessionalism and amateur behavior. Confirmed the negative reviews.

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BBC Awards & Accolades

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers(#6), The Sunday Times (UK), 2012
  • Webby Awards, Webby's, 2009
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