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Red Bee Media Overview

London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Private
TV Broadcast & Cable Networks
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown

Red Bee Media Reviews

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    "Drives you sort of mental, but there's free coffee"

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    I worked at Red Bee Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The staff are a wonderful collection of varied human beings, each of whom will impress you in some way or another, mostly because everyone has a conspicuous level of education behind them. They are cool cats.
     - The management have your back when it matters most. I've never been treated with more respect than at RBM. Sure, they won't drop everything to accommodate every leave request, but they're there when you need them and good at what they do.
     - You can legit spend your breaks watching Game of Thrones in a small booth by yourself, where nobody can see what you're doing, if you feel like it.
     - The amount of your life you will waste on watching Deal or No Deal will ensure that you find a way to escape television subtitling, whether or not that seems like something you'd want at the start.
     - If you're a subtitler, you'll work in an enclosed space by yourself, with a computer, a TV, and headphones. This means chair-dancing while you work.
     - There are no blocked websites, because research necessitates access to all sorts of content. This means you are free to peruse your favoured social media, news outlets, and forums at leisure. Everyone in there is doing this at least 70% of the time, so don't worry about it.

    Cons

    - Absolute, complete, far and away, seriously the actual worst capacity for tech I have ever seen.
     - Seriously, the internet didn't work half the time.
     - You will have to watch hours and hours of Deal or No Deal in slow motion.
     - Norwich has its own BBC news slots, and my oh my, you'll have to subtitle them. I can't explain why that's a con without getting into technical details, but trust me, it's bad.
     - There are various promotion opportunities, but they all lead to jobs that look horrendous.
     - It's difficult to go into the kitchen without encountering people who seem to possess a pathological hatred for the company and everything it does, but if you just remember that their hate is the product of years and years of Deal or No Deal, you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

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Red Bee Media Interviews

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    Key Account Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Red Bee Media in July 2018.

    Interview

    2 phone calls with HR + 1 video call interview with HM + 1 video call with future team members. Passed 2 weeks of last one, I mailed HR and after 2 weeks more they told me about the desition was to cover the position with an ex employee

    Interview Questions

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