CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER - AMERICAS (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 31 December 2017
The BBC was a great place to work. I diverse mix of cultures and a friendly working togetherness atmosphere. I was in the BBC World Service and it had a slightly different temperament to the domestic arms. We were funded by the Goverment directly and not via the licence payer. Money was strictly controlled and it was unavble to afford the large salaries that has led the BBC open to criticism for the rates of pay of some of its big stars. Thing is though, you have to pay the market rat or they wil go to the competition!
Runner (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 20 September 2017
It was very hard work, long hours, little respect given and an air of arrogance from everyone who actually worked there. But it was good experience for me considering I was young and it was my first in field job.
Was a good job till BBC Birmingham was largely axed.
Post Production Editor (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 14 September 2017
I enjoyed being a Post Production Editor. It suits someone who has a good visual eye and enjoys fiidling with minutae. It also involves a certain amount of liasing with Production staff to ascertain what is required.
Head of Media Management (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 13 September 2017
This was a challenging but rewarding place to work. Great offices and really interesting environment in. The BBC is going through enormous changes and the ability to be open to required changes is essential for anyone seeing to work with the BBC.
Studio Director (Former Employee) – Plymouth – 6 September 2017
No two days are ever the same - your day depends on what is happening in the world of news: some days are big news days, some are quiet.
The BBC promotes multi-tasking so there's plenty of opportunities to learn new skills. I learnt to edit, floor manage and to cover library and news transmission assistant roles.
There is generally a very upbeat positive vibe at the BBC. In the main, you work in TV because you love it and don't mind the long and unpredictable hours. There's a strong team work ethos.
The hardest part of the job is the long and unpredictable hours, but you tend to survive on adrenalin due to the live broadcast nature. The most enjoyable part is the people you work with - the team spirit and the reward of a successful broadcast.
Freelance work meaning irregular and insecure employment
A busy production environment where no two days are the same. Time management however is tough and work/life balance is hard due to lack of planning. The culture is good but intense. I feel I've reached a ceiling in my current role and there is a lack of opportunity to develop further.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Salford – 1 August 2017
Working at the BBC was great, all of the teams were so interesting and talented. I often met celebrities which taught me a very high level of professionalism which I admire. This job taught me so many things, that I still use in my day to day and work life.
Model (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 27 July 2017
amazing people and an amazing experience I would recommend anyone apply for a job with the bbc its really interesting and I really enjoyed it there although some people may have to travel quite a journey to the studios.
TV Extra (Former Employee) – Manchester – 26 July 2017
Friendly cast and crew members assure you are fully informed of what you need to do. The nature of the job can mean you may be on set for hours completing various tasks. You learn alot about how professional filming is done and how you should conduct yourself whilst on set.
Animator (Former Employee) – Bristol – 17 July 2017
I secured valuable work experience at the BBC for their listening project. I was tasked with producing a film based on audio tracks from the BBC Listening Project. Which took me 5 months to complete. I had a lot of support from the BBC in terms of Facilities and Feedback as well as a huge amount of creative freedom.