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Great opportunity for young people
Work Experience (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London13 July 2017
Very friendly staff, were always happy to let interns engage with activity and always gave fait and helpful advice. They were carefully organised and sought to involve the interns as much as possible.
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Absolutely love working for BBC News but no job security for freelance and money not great
Freelance Cameraman (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London10 July 2017
Shooting and editing news for the BBC sure beats working for a living - which I've done as well and it sucks. The real downside is I'm freelance so zero job security and the pay hasn't really increased in the last 15 years. Also if you take a job it is really hard to get career progression because nobody leaves and you have to wait for the old gits to drop dead on air before they make way for the hundreds of people waiting for a job to open.

Overall it's a brilliant way to earn a crust.
Pros
Varied and creative work
Cons
Little chance for career progression
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Excellent workplace
TV Producer (Former Employee) –  London6 July 2017
Working at the BBC is never dull!
Everyday offered different challenges and opportunities. It was a pleasure to work alongside such bright and well-motivated colleagues.
Opportunities for career advancement are many and varied. Pay is generally good.
Don't expect fat expense accounts or company cars, but the work itself is very satisfying, especially if you enjoy working to tight deadlines.
Management is generally supportive.
Hours can be long and days can be hectic. (Expect to eat "on the go") But the work is mostly fun.
You also have the kudos of working for one of the best-known and most respected organisations in the World.
Pros
Very interesting and varied work.
Cons
Long hours, sometimes hectic.
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Diverse workforce
PMO Coordinator (Current Employee) –  White City, Greater London5 July 2017
Working for BBC for 2 years, it's great place to work.
Diverse workforce. Everyone works for the same common goal.friendly people.

High-quality training that you can't get it from somewhere else.
Pros
Ggreat people, long hours, lots of pressure, great experience
Cons
Long hours
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Creative environment but little job security
Assistant Producer (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester27 June 2017
Brilliant, down to earth colleagues - but vey management heavy and difficult to progress through through the ranks. Good place for a career starter but not much long term potential.
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Great place to learn new skills and develop your potential
Multimedia producer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London12 June 2017
The best thing about the BBC is people who work there. Creative, dedicated and professional.
The best part of the job was to know that your work made an impact.
Pros
Pension scheme
Cons
Too many management layers
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fun work
Supporting Artist (Former Employee) –  Nottingham8 June 2017
This was only for a bbc drama support work. But it was a great couple of days, yet busy, still fun! I would recommend TV support work to anyone who wants to gain tv experience.
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Great expierence
RUNNER (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London25 May 2017
Had to great time here. A normal day would include a motivational talk as well as lots of love. I learned how to conduct myself in a business environment.
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Enjoyable
Management Accountant - Education Finance (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London22 May 2017
How working for a non-profit company reflects on ugency to get things done.
Almost lost to the workplace and it culture.
Understanding the company and it structure.
Pros
Great place to learn
Cons
Structure of the company
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Great Learning
Production Trainee (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow22 May 2017
Everyday different, great fun, lovely people. Learned lots of stuff relating to TV, radio, online. How to film, how to interview, research work. Very valuable.
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Great first job
Customer service agent & Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Sittingbourne, Kent13 May 2017
This was a school leaving position and enabled me to learn as much as I could from leaving school.

Great for learning the foundations of sales and customer service in a busy environment.
Pros
Lunch facilities and good planning of rota
Cons
Management
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Series Producer
Series Producer (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol10 May 2017
Working with the famous BBC Natural History Unit was a great period of my career where I developed my skills as a creative producer and director. I had enormous pleasure in leading creative teams to producer highly popular wildlife films on their primetime channel BBC ONE. It was a privilege to work with talents with arrray of brilliant camera teams and postproduction talent as well as presenters such as Sir David Attenborough.

Day to day you were creating challenging ideas that were to be made into real and successful TV programmes. Every day you were learning new personal skills as you faced some of the greatest challenges in TV production of capture dramatic sequence of animal behaviour to a wide audience.

The toughest part was being away from family and giving them support while facing the challenges facing you in often very wild and remote locations.

However despite the toughness of the job it was always rewarded by the fact you delivered something in the end that millions of people were going to share and enjoy.

It is one one of the best jobs in the world.
Pros
Excellent employer Good creative and working environment
Cons
Administration heavy
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Most enjoyable part of job
Digital Content Manager (Former Employee) –  London2 May 2017
Working with talented colleagues, passionate about what they're doing. Being able to work in various locations. Good to go on related training courses to pick up more skills.
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Great Place to Work
Studio Coordinator (Former Employee) –  LONDON18 April 2017
Great place to work with great people.
I worked in London, it was a great location and easy to access. I worked long hours but all within Health and Safety requirements.
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good company
Classified Team Leader (Former Employee) –  London7 April 2017
great place to work, good people and some really cool benefits. not based in the centre of london but if you don't mind a bit of a commute then its not bad.
Pros
next to Westfield
Cons
out f the way
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Good pension scheme and training. Low pay in IT
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  London25 March 2017
There should be a revision on Design and Engineering salaries. They are too low compared to the equivalents in the commercial sector.

This is making the company very dependant on Graduates with little experience and highly paid contractors to get the job done. Lots of engineers leave the company because it fails to provide competitve salaries and it is verty difficult to recruit people because of the low offered wages.
Pros
Pension scheme. Training oportunities.
Cons
Low salaries
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Great place to work, very relaxed
Programme Manager (Former Employee) –  White City, Greater London23 March 2017
A very relaxed environment, great support from management with a good level of work life balance. Lots of opportunities to advance your learning and career.
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Not what it seems
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Salford, Greater Manchester15 March 2017
Racism and bullying is a big issue here. It needs to be addressed. Especially as a public funded organisation. Looks good from outside but seen to many negative things that management get away with.
Pros
BBC on CV
Cons
Long hours, competitive team mates
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Exciting and fun workplace
Library Assistant (Former Employee) –  London9 March 2017
The BBC is one of the most revered institutions in the UK. Whether you work in News or Libraries and Archives, there is always an urgent deadline to be met which can be stressful. On the other hand, this is not a dull place of work, colleagues are fun to be with and no two working days are the same.
Pros
exciting and inspiring
Cons
shift work and sometimes long hours
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Vibrante place to work, much activity.
Facilities Consultant - Self - employed basis (Former Employee) –  London8 March 2017
A very varied job covering all aspects of facilities and moves and changes. Very glamorous visitors hence the venues always had to be cleaned and maintained to a very high standard.
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