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Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Got to work on a very interesting project with lots of travel and good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great place to work with great people (in 5 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)

  • often the senior management gain all the rewards and credit for work done by junior staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company - Sales floor is very limiting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starter in media
    Good events (ones you get invited to)
    Good benefits
    Share scheme
    Great hours - never have to stay behind/come in early

    Cons

    Constant feel of having to prove yourself if you want to progress
    Very lazy team who can get by doing the bare minimum
    Takes ages to be promoted

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who work hard and stop treating staff as if they are in school


  2. "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people
    The brand.
    Work life balance is good
    The people
    On site canteen with free tea and coffee
    The people

    Cons

    Management don't have a clue and are insular.
    There is no career progression.
    The lifts at SBK
    No appreciation of staff
    Standard bonus for all staff and no performance related recognition
    Claim that their people are their greatest assets.. use them, abuse them and then throw them away when not useful any more

    Advice to Management

    Staff love the brand but management needs to appreciate them. Should look at a complete review of all managers and ditch the rubbish


  3. "Company review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ITV (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for though very political

    Cons

    due to politics can be difficult to move up due to people already being pre-selected for roles


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  5. "Pros outweigh cons."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ITV full-time

    Pros

    The work is interesting, the people are very friendly and the office is in a great location on the Southbank.

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Share the fruits of our labour more!


  6. "Summer Work Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Work Experience in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Work Experience in Leeds, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to senior team at Calendar programme for ITV in Leeds. Got to experience lots of different aspects of making a new programme.

    Cons

    Was given very little actual work to do and majority was just shadowing and watching others do work. Often ignored and felt as if I was often in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Try and get work experience employees more engaged and devise a clear programme for them, the whole experience felt as if it was devised as they went along.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great, until they are not."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITV (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great all round experience. Lots of opportunities to work on different shows, locations, etc

    Cons

    Often very little or no opportunity to progress within the company. Far too management heavy. I found over the years that my role actually appeared less senior due to increased management levels.

    Advice to Management

    Surprisingly they have a lot to learn on how to retain good staff and not send them packing as soon as there is a small change to deal with.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pigeon hole"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic
    Get it done environment
    Very skilled teams

    Cons

    Not open to new ideas
    Closed shop on senior positions - tend to be filled by people in networks
    Not very diverse

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond your own network


  9. "okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed attitude comfy working enviroment

    Cons

    no structure can be hard to move up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Employees are just a number..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sponsorship Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sponsorship Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand that opens doors, clients and agencies want to work with the premium programme brands. Great team away day and fairly nice offices.

    Cons

    Employees are just numbers, at no point do the company prioritise staff development or mentoring. Professional development courses are few and far between and opportunities for promotion are non-existent. The company also doesn't have a clue about how technology is evolving their business.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff and your staff will look after your business.


  11. "Decent, but could be better."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    Mostly pleasant, friendly people to work with.
    Convenient location very near Waterloo station.
    Seem to employ a mixture of new blood as well as people who have been there for decades - the job workplace atmosphere is fairly happy and cohesive.

    Cons

    Hours very long and unsociable.
    Freelance pay not nearly as high as other freelance positions in the same industry elsewhere.
    Some managers are far pushier and always glancing over your shoulder far more than necessary - although most are friendly.
    Not much training - followed by being thrown into the deep-end, with some managers showing no consideration or leniency when still learning the ropes.

    Specific to freelancing - very unreliable work shifts. Sometimes you could get two or three shifts per week, but then go without a single shift for a month. Although this can happen in all freelance jobs - but I've worked as a freelancer in the past at other places where the work was much more constant and regular.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps improve training a bit more



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