Working at BBC: company overview and reviews

460 reviews
BBC ratings
Average rating of 460 reviews on Indeed
4.0Work-life balance
3.7Pay & benefits
3.6Job security & advancement
London, UK
1,001 to 5,000
$500M to $1B (USD)
Media, News and Publishing

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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
Great experience
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.
Broadcast Engineer | Leicester | 12 Jun 2014
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
Insider | Oxford Circus Station | 7 Sep 2019
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.
ProsFree travel
Conscontract only
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.

Questions and answers about BBC

Dose the bbc offer jobs that comes with training
Asked 4 Mar 2017
Yes you have spend 6 weeks at their training facility in Dorset.
Answered 29 Mar 2018
Only weight lifting for the women and nail painting for men.
Answered 27 Dec 2017
How does someone get hired at BBC? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 20 May 2017
Work Experience
Answered 29 May 2018
It depends on the sector you go into but as a TV researcher you apply via email to a production manager and then go in for a casual chat.
Answered 15 Nov 2017
How are the working hours
Asked 23 Mar 2017
You have to be at your desk at 6.45am and if your late they make you wear a red nose for whole day.
Answered 29 Mar 2018
Pastime 3days
Answered 16 Feb 2018
Does BBC require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does BBC do and how long does it take to complete?
Asked 15 Mar 2017
The checks are simple it takes 3/4 minutes
Answered 29 Mar 2018
My background check took 7 weeks and then after all that they had me deported back to south America.
Answered 27 Dec 2017
What should you wear to an interview at BBC Arabic?
Asked 19 Apr 2017
Smart casual.
Answered 5 Jun 2018
Smart dress
Answered 28 Mar 2018