Content Producer (Former Employee) – Cardiff – 6 March 2018
During the years I was at the BBC I learned a huge amount - from writing to filming and directing and running 360 campaigns across a variety of platforms. I was lucky enough to have worked across a wide range of genres in the time I was there. Like many companies there are too many managers and not enough creative/ content types who are now leaving to work in the freelance industry that awaits. Cuts and a lack of vision centrally are leading to the corporation's demise.
Amazing people, exciting projects, great place to work
No job security, difficult to progress, low salaries
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.
Library Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 9 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.
Working for one of the most respected media organisations in the world.
Freelancer (Current Employee) – Bristol – 20 February 2017
I have commentated at football matches for the BBC for some time and since turning freelance have now started to add other elements to that - such as attending press conferences at sports clubs such Bath Rugby and Bristol City FC for both radio and TV. From a technical side I have learned to use recorders and ISDN units, while the experience as a broadcaster has been invaluable.
Staff Broadcast Journalist (Former Employee) – London, UK – 6 February 2017
As a producer at the BBC World Service you experience pretty much everything a journalist can experience. Working both on radio and online, I've had a chance to report, present, produce, write and edit pieces in different formats. During his time, I've learned how fun and fascinating radio can be. I've also learned to work on an online environment, thinking of new formats and new resources. There I've done the most inspiring and interesting work of my life, covering a range of subjects that included renewable sources of energy, to child labour, carnival in Brazil, and refugees in Somaliland. The hardest part of the job was to learn so many new skills, but once I've learned them, it also became the most enjoyable part of the job.
Telephonist (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 16 January 2017
Wasn't there for long, was in a great location and very supportive people. Great show to work on which taught me a lot at a young age. I volunteered there so cannot comment on the pay but the experience was fab!