I worked at The British Library full-time (More than 8 years)
Wonderful institution with some great staff and great projects. I was proud to work there. Some good managers. Good work/life balance but I see that changing as massive cuts bite and over-ambitious CEO piles more and more new projects onto less staff.
Woeful senior management, lack of real strategy and clear decision making leads to paralysis. A lot of time-servers that need to modernise or move on. Constant restructuring CEO seems to have forgotten a library is essentially a research centre
Advice to Management
Get some focus, preferably on research users rather than just Twitter users
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at The British Library.
Interview offered through an agency
Reasons for Declining
First impression did not seem to fit my personal preferences.
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