Absolutely love working for BBC News but no job security for freelance and money not great
Freelance Cameraman (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 10 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.
TV Producer (Former Employee) – London – 6 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.
Series Producer (Former Employee) – Bristol, Bristol – 10 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.
Excellent employer Good creative and working environment
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) – London – 25 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.