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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

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

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BBC Reviews

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    Pros

    Very nice and also approachable

    Cons

    Not a lot of time to do Tasks

    Advice to Management

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BBC Interviews

Experience

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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.   1 Answer

    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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