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Updated July 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance - office is a ghost town come 17 (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to work with great people (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is relatively poor, training could be a bit better, career progression can be hard and some of the facilities are simply not good enough (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance can easily go awry (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, unprofessional IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can produce good tv programs :)

    Cons

    IT staff is joke. They do not do anything by themselves. They even do not manage their own company network. IT specialist task in this company - is to hire someone who will do job for them :)


  2. "Nanny state"

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technically interesting if management would let people get on and do their jobs.

    Cons

    Poor pay, not the best benefits.
    Management structure within the IT Department was exhausting, took ages to get things done and no one would make a decision.

    Advice to Management

    Allow technical decisions to be made. Improve pay.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very cliquey"

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    Former Employee - Department Head in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Department Head in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITV full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -TV content is apparent everywhere
    -Opportunity to see shows
    - Very relaxed atmosphere (9.30-4.30/5ish working time)
    -Good location (Southbank) and amazing 360 degree views

    Cons

    -Very unsupportive culture (mistakes are remembered forever)
    -Very cliquey in all departments (not accepting of new people or ideas at all) though marketing appears to be the exception from the outside
    -Very old fashioned culture (office based 24/7, not flexible and very task orientated)
    -Little or no concept of good performance management and conversations
    -Not engaging culture and ethos

    Advice to Management

    -Join the 21st century
    -Be tolerant of new hires and learning opportunities
    -Invest in your people and listen to the "troops on the ground"


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Disappointment"

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    Current Employee - Not Applicable Too Obvious in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Not Applicable Too Obvious in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ITV full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice canteen. Some talented people, great location and the fact it's ITV

    Cons

    Cliques, politics, patronising management in particular departments best not named. Stifling. Technology poor.
    Very long unsociable hours. Expected to be on call 24/7. Manipulative incestuous environment amongst the very young no respect for others in team. Drama distracts from the day job.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost good people as staff are too afraid to speak up. Nothing said in confidence. Listen to what gripes people have as they are genuine. Don't let people who have been there for years be listened to over newcomers. New managers on power trips.Some staff are depressed because of working environment this is commonplace as regular talk amongst each other.


  5. "Youre just another number"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITV full-time

    Pros

    Studios on site. Normally a good team as everyone is fed up there's a sense of togetherness in the hatred for management.

    Cons

    You literally have to be friends with the right people and generally be white middle class. Blonde if you're a girl and posh- ish and gay ish if you're a man/boy.
    The runners / programme assistants are on such low salaries so now only the rich kids can afford to start there unless you have a relative or friend there who can bump you up to researcher.
    I took my very white blonde step kids in one day and my little girl asked me why there were no indian or black people especially in the good morning Britain floors. I don't know why?
    Since ITV took over its all about business now, so gone are the days where you worked into the night and they gave you the next day off now they just work you into the ground and offer something insulting like 'come in at 10/11 instead of 930, unless you say something and even then you're scared that they will blacklist you as some that have spoken up have been passed up for promotions etc and if you're a freelance then you're on your own they really don't give a hoot about you, one freelancer was so bullied and excluded for years he eventually spoke up and was told that HR and management are not there for freelancers. He pointed out that bullying affects freelancers and staff. The freelancers rate is the lowest I've seen and never ever goes up. I know two people that left because they were so bullied they got ill.
    ITV especially daytime will suck you dry and spit you out. It's a young persons game who can do the job of 6 people - runner, producer, director, camera, sound and editor - for less than the more experienced can do for 2 of those roles even though we're often called to clean up some ones mess and even then on a 3 day schedule when it could easily be double that.
    The long and short of it is, that its probably a good place to start when you're young as they have the production offices and studios on site and there really are some fantastic people in some of the teams, so talented and positive but you see then wither after a few years, its really sad to see esp the young ones that keep getting passed over for promotions. If you have any self respect I wouldn't stay there for too long.


  6. "great environment to work in"

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

    I have been working at ITV full-time

    Pros

    good CEO and people are generally co-operative to work with. The different departments have improved significantly after the transformation.

    Cons

    pay needs to be evaluated

    Advice to Management

    continue senior mnagement evaluation


  7. "Restructure, restructure, restructure, oh and another restructure"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brand, decent product, free average tasting coffee, in growth phase,

    Cons

    Little autonomy, clandestine senior management, no thought or care for staff, no room for growth or development, don't reward high performers, training and development needs are not considered, environment similar to a communist state, severe lack of direction & actual work from senior management around the day to day department work loads, forced good people out of the business because senior management felt threatened (personal opinion).

    Advice to Management

    Get department heads to lead and manage rather than focus on managing upwards.

  8. "No career progression"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Social scene is good. Your work stays at work. Many opportunities to go to training days.

    Cons

    Very little career progression, they constantly block promotions across departments because they will go for someone with experience over talent. Very boring work load and extremely mundane

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is not Archie Norman


  9. "At best comfortable, at worst boring"

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    Former Employee - Digital Producer/Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Producer/Editor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ITV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary level pretty good; flexible working arrangements; decent IT hardware provision; chance to work with talent/on popular shows.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career growth - never felt the company was keen to invest in professional development, or allow younger workers to take on extra responsibility; hard to get yourself noticed by senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your workforce; give opportunities for younger employees to shine (especially on the digital side); give editorial staff better insight into the commercial side of the business.


  10. "No career progession"

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in South Bank, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lawyer in South Bank, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ITV full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy the programmes, South Bank location, free coffee

    Cons

    Average pay, bad management at local level, not valued, bad communication

    Advice to Management

    Need to speak to their staff


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