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www.bl.uk
London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
Museums, Zoos & Amusement Parks
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Where else would J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series share shelf space with the first edition of The Canterbury Tales? The British Library houses the UK's national collection of books and music, as does the Library of Congress in the US. Its ... Read more

The British Library Reviews

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  • "Outstanding collections, limited career progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The British Library full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful collections
    Some strong initiatives
    Staff expertise (in some areas)
    Great location
    Free health plan
    Overtime
    Good break allowance
    Training opportunities

    Cons

    Very limited career progression
    Hierarchical
    Difficult to get jobs in certain areas
    Many staff members unwilling to adapt to new ways of working

    Advice to Management

    If career opportunities remain so limited and changes to services keep taking so long, I believe the British Library will struggle to retain young staff.

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The British Library Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at The British Library.

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    Reasons for Declining

    First impression did not seem to fit my personal preferences.

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