Overall reviews at BBC
Business Manager | Acton
| 6 Jul 2016
Fantastic place to work
Television Outside Broadcasts has long gone but is still missed by many employees. Had a wonderful time here it was like working with one great big family. Pay was appalling but work and people made up for it. Very happy memories.
Proslocal, staff canteen and bar
Support Coordinator | London
| 2 Jan 2020
A brearh of fresh air after having moved from Civil service. Culture is great and s great chance to move around and experience new things. A very encouraging place to work for.
Incident Manager | London
| 16 Aug 2019
Interesting work across a wide range of areas
Culture very much favours 'creative' types. The more backroom staff (professional serves) rarely get a mention or thanks.
So, if you are creative go for it - if you are one of the professional services, think twice.
ProsGood working accommodation
ConsNo holistic 'one team' culture.
Project Manager | London
| 18 Oct 2016
innovative and at the forefront of media evolment
I've spent 17 years at the BBC and have seen it change drastically in that time for better and worse.
My fondest memories come from the first 10 years at Beeb, it was a place filled with energy and magic, alas things change.
Saying that, I still think it's a great company to work for, they have been at the forefront of technology and have consistently brought new and exciting products to consumers worldwide.
Great, its the BBC... what more should I say. It's a dream job even if I only participated in work experience
Service Delivery Manager | London
| 10 Jun 2013
IT Management & Consultancy organisation
Worked with IT techies and gained a lot of knowledge and experience from them.
Hardest part was keeping up with changes.
Enjoyed travelling to sites and holding meetings with providers.
ProsFriendly working relationships with team and excecutive management
ConsTravelling by trains to and from work
it is good time spend with BBC
Chicks ID, Patrol the inside and outside of the BBC and recharging people, Key holding, checking fire door, makes sure visitors have a reason to come in the BBC.
Executive Producer | Cardiff
| 9 May 2018
Use and burn culture unless you have a personal connection.
Typical production when on set but with layers of bureaucracy in the office. Weirdly little respect for the creative process - lack of creative inspiration amongst commissioners.
ProsName for the c.v.? Money is OK but the hours are long for a fixed fee
ConsLack of respect owing to hierarchical structure - unless you are on the inside track of course
Translator/Interpreter | London
| 26 May 2015
Mix cultures and fun to work with, travel opportunity.
Lovely place to work, co-workers were friendly, hours easy to manage, documentaries and essay to translate were given with plenty of time to work. Great opportunity to travel and to know cultures and places.
Senior Mentor | Ulster
| 17 Mar 2015
Exciting and satisfying
It was, at the same time, an immensely satisfying place to work and exhausting! It was the sort of job where you are never really "off duty".
The environment was very informal and you were trusted just to get on with the job in hand. You ask for a typical day - well, there wasn't one. Every day I had to find new people for programmes, do research on different topics, record interviews, edit interviews and keep the team happy! Someone once described broadcasting as addictive - he wasn't far wrong. Programme making is something that you can keep working at until broadcast time. The people I worked with were, on the whole, fantastic. Obviously, there are people, as in any workplace, who were difficult but I found the BBC a great place to work and a my job was never dull.
The hardest part of the job was navigating the management changes of policy and the most enjoyable part was listening to a programme which really worked and which you had a part in. Also, my colleagues made my job so rewarding.
Prosquite simply, job satisfaction and the chance to try different things.
Consvery long hours and the unpredictability of technology.
Project Leader | Algeria
| 18 Nov 2019
production and management
we start by acquiring data ( sounds , video and text), then we have to produce a video for social media, manage teams to work together.
very easy living people an beautiful places.
it was a very exciting job and joyful people
This is the company that always cares about its emplyees
BBC Monitoring is a company that always provides training to its employees making them the most professional and indispensable.
Prosgives opportunity to develop new skills
Frames and truss fabrication
Setting and using jigs and saws to cut and nail frames and trusses.
loading trucks with the finished product and occasionally delivering said product.
No difficult areas.
Interacting with co-workers
Prospleasant work pace
Great place to work
Overall a really nice place to work, nice people, interesting projects. Extremely busy, open office environment so no privacy whatsoever - sometimes makes it very difficult to concentrate and get work done with so many people around all talking at once.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to meet and know outside talent and getting to be involved in the production of a project - seeing how it's all done from writing, selecting production crew and talent, see how the production works and finally, the finished product.
ProsGreat location, opportunity to meet a number of very talented people.
ConsOpen office environment, not enough people to handle the workloads.
Freischaffender Kameramann und Schnitteditor | Schweiz
| 11 Nov 2018
Good job, don't get to do it as often as I like.
I enjoy working for the BBC editing videos and sometimes shooting short pieces here. The work is varied and it is what I want to do more of in the future. I work freelance so I'm very free to work on my own timetable. Unfortunately I don't get as much work as I would like.
Prosown timetable, fairly good pay, interesting varied work
Consnot enough work.