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Updated September 18, 2017
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  • Excellent work-life balance, lots of support in whatever role you get into, your job will be cooler than 99% of your mates' (in 28 reviews)

  • Great people / colleagues to work with (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Edina, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional, fun place to work at, uncapped income

    Cons

    Most of the money is commission

    Advice to Management

    Keep helping your employees to advance


  2. "Contract, restoration work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Was really greatnrestoring old documentaries and film footage from the BBC archive. Not sure how common that kind of gig is, but was fun while it lasted.

    Cons

    Very little communication on how long the job may last for and if it could continue on a longer term basis

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources in Woodhaven, NY
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources in Woodhaven, NY

    I worked at BBC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, learning opportunities, flexible working hours, good performance management system, on the job training, succession planing, good team work

    Cons

    There is no weak areas of this organization

    Advice to Management

    Good organization to build up career


  4. "Great place to work, but pay makes it unsustainable."

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    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful, talented, hard-working colleagues; integrity of the BBC brand, good resume booster, great benefits (free healthcare + generous vacation time), fair hours (standard 9-5 or 10-6, rare in NY media)

    Cons

    Bureaucracy hurts growth, not enough opportunities for career advancement, BBC doesn't invest in editorial staff, low/stagnant pay

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees what they need to excel in their jobs and you will see retention and employee productivity will go through the roof.


  5. "Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great People, Fun Jobs

    Cons

    Short Contracts, Limited Work, Lots of Travel


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Comfortable place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Pretty laid back. People are nice. Free bagels on Friday. Summer Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

    Cons

    Open work environment. No privacy. Low salary. Little to no room for growth.


  7. "Journalist"

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    Current Employee - Worked in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Worked in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BBC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Trusful, honest, impressive, effective and important

    Cons

    Lest salary, too much work.

  8. "lco"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. I enjoy eating

    Cons

    Micromanage everything from the top to the bottom

    Advice to Management

    Hire experience


  9. "Office administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Overall company awesome people work environment, nice office location

    Cons

    Awful commute, lack of good people assets retention.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a better HR system, create a proper working culture, better training process, better seniority assignment


  10. "It was very pleasant to work with wonderful people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a very open atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is an open layout.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


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