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Updated February 20, 2018
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  1. "Reporter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Strategy Manager"

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

    I worked at BBC full-time (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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "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

  8. 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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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