BBC Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2020

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3.9
81%
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81%
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BBC Director-General Tony Hall
Tony Hall
371 Ratings
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  • "career progression is a challenge for admin roles(in 35 reviews)

  • "Lots of red tape and didn’t feel like a dynamic place to work(in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Short review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Good office for the employees

    Cons

    Unstable but that is the nature of the work

    BBC2020-03-19
  2. "Job interview"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Journalist in Lon, MO

    I worked at BBC part-time

    Pros

    Love interview with locals through this job

    Cons

    Borring long time hours job

    BBC2020-06-01
  3. "Great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Incredible group of colleagues and great content

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, conservative and, not very open to change.

    BBC2020-02-06
  4. "Bureaucracy and systematic racism"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    It has recognizable name so you won't have to explain to your friends and family where you work.

    Cons

    There is so much bureaucracy and if you are new, the existing team can accuse you of virtually anything as they will freeze your access to your emails, work phone, etc. until they can come up with things to accuse you. Without such access, it becomes impossible for you to defend yourself. Unless you are a British person with a strong connection to higher management in London, do not apply to this place.

    BBC2020-02-03
  5. "Good time"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly workers, nice office environment, and bagels every friday

    Cons

    There is no pay for this position

    BBC2019-04-09
  6. "Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, collaborative environment and pleasant location

    Cons

    Poor leadership skills from most of the management

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    BBC2018-10-22
  7. "Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people, amazing work, culture

    Cons

    Slow progression, small benefits, work life balance

    BBC2018-08-27
  8. "Inter n"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC

    Pros

    Very nice and also approachable

    Cons

    Not a lot of time to do Tasks

    Continue reading
    BBC2018-07-31
  9. "Strategy Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment where you are working on big picture problems. Great work life balance. Nice to work for a company with such a positive mission and societal impact.

    Cons

    Very slow and bureaucratic. Often feels like the work you're doing doesn't have much impact. Career progression is difficult, especially if you're not a 'creative'. The content-creation side of the business is very separate from the corporate / business side, and so you have to work to gain credibility and trust.

    BBC2017-11-09
  10. "Reporter"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC part-time

    Pros

    Great people - fun work

    Cons

    I can't think of a downside

    Continue reading
    BBC2017-10-20
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