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www.bl.uk
London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
$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

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The British Library CEO Roley Keating
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  • "A privilige to work there but stay away from office politics"

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    Current Employee - Reference Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Reference Specialist in London, England (UK)
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    I have been working at The British Library full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great experience working with a unique collection and some great minds.
    If you have a good relationship with your manager you'll get access to great training and potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Like other none profit/civil service jobs where the 'bottom line' isn't the motivating factor office politics and bullying is unavoidable.
    There are great opportunities but you are at the mercy of your managers. Make sure you cultivate a good relationship, otherwise your achievements will go unacknowledged.

    As of 2013 many employees are now on fixed-term contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate and acknowledge your employees' contributions and work with the unions to combat bullying culture.
    Retain talented staff by clearly informing them of training opportunities.

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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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    First impression did not seem to fit my personal preferences.

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