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Productive and Fun workplace
News Finance Assistant (Former Employee) –  London29 October 2017
Opportunities to go on internal courses and interaction with different departments. Positive atmosphere. Approachable management. Good amenities. Good staff benefits and discounts.
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Productive and fun workplace
Treasury Assistant (Former Employee) –  White City, Greater London26 October 2017
Good environment, meet lots of people from different departments, very professional with great facilites. Lots of percs working for this huge corporation.
Pros
Lots of free percs
Cons
pay isn't great for treasurers
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Typical internship
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  London25 October 2017
Typical internship; large company so there isn't much work or responsibility to go around. Most people are generally nice but since you're not here for long it was hard to get involved in any projects
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Awesome best Job Ever
Technical Operator - PSC Camera Operator (Former Employee) –  Oxford23 October 2017
This is a great Job to have , Filming news stories all over the Oxfordshiere Operating Studio cameras ands operating the sound desk for live news programme s really gets the blood pumping
Pros
All of them
Cons
Late shifts
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Educational experience
Runner - Snog Marry Avoid (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands23 October 2017
I worked briefly as a Runner on the BBC Three show, Snog, Marry Avoid. The experience was a lot of fun and very educational but it's not something I wanted to pursue further. Though I am grateful for the experience.
Pros
great staff, educational
Cons
low pay
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Productive
Media and Presentation Planner (Current Employee) –  London22 October 2017
Good place to work.

Have worked at the BBC for 10 years now. Have learned a lot and have made a lot of contacts both internally and externally.

No negative feedback.
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4.0
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Welcoming and fun workplace
Interactor/Experience Host (Former Employee) –  Cardiff Bay, Cardiff18 October 2017
The Doctor Who Experience was a fun place to work. Management were friendly. There weren't really any 'typical' days at work as the job was so varied. I learned to work as part of a team giving great customer service in a workplace culture of friendly and enthusiastic people. The hardest part of the job was the customers and the most enjoyable part was easily my colleagues.
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2 Week Work Experience
Various Positions (Former Employee) –  London16 October 2017
A typical day at work would be going to the BBC centre in white city and taking the daily tasks from my line manager. We would also occasionally visit other departments of the BBC around London
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Very creative environment
Senior Facilities Manager (Former Employee) –  London13 October 2017
Whilst te BBC has seen many changes over the years, it remains an iconic organisation to work for.
Its creativity and output is still second to none and the people are welcoming (as they want to work there...)
Pros
Qudos
Cons
Geographic locations
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A Vibrant & Fun Place to Work
Broadcaster (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow6 October 2017
A vibrant and fun place to work with a wide variety of roles.

Enjoyable part of the job was the flexibility and the people although long hours were required where necessary.
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Fun Place
Stand-In (Former Employee) –  Belfast3 October 2017
When working as a Stand-In for the BBC my main part of the job involved interacting with an array of colleagues to assist with the setup of a live broadcast, getting too know new people while having fun on the job was an added bonus, it was a unique learning opportunity and a real experience into seeing how TV shows are produced.
Pros
Free Luches
Cons
Long Hours
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Runner (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear3 October 2017
Great experience and was very fortunate to have been able to get a placement for a temporary gig with BBC RADIO , had a wonderful time at the event and met many interesting people.
Pros
Free food, great reference
Cons
temporary
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very enjoyable job
HEAD CHAPERONE (Former Employee) –  The Mitre, Benwell Lane. Newcastle NE15 6XZ26 September 2017
Days started really early
learned a lot about teenagers
had a wonderful relationship with the cast I looked after
the management were very supportive and appreciative of my input.
As the job was innovative in the area, it was a pleasure to introduce rules and regulation within the job.
working within the restrictions of the welfare officer was easy to maintain as we had a good working relationship.
Making a television series in that era was joyful and a pleasure to be part of.
Pros
3 meals a day when appropriate - excellent relationships
Cons
Very long hours
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Fun and productive situation to work in.
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne26 September 2017
Gained many life long friends
learnt many computer skills
learnt about scheduling within television
built wonderful relationships with cast members
gained much experience of liaising with parents and teachers
gained typing skills
enjoyed the camaraderie within the staff and cast
Pros
camaraderie within the workplace
Cons
long hours
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Excellent
Accounts payable manager (Former Employee) –  White City, Greater London23 September 2017
Overall excellent job. In everyway. Flexiable, realisable in work life and home. Could do with more help... short staff. Would need more people in the accounts department.
Pros
Excellent
Cons
Non
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Great
Blackstaff Stores Assistant (Former Employee) –  Belfast21 September 2017
The staff are very friendly and they help out a lot if you have any problems. The job I was doing isn't overly demanding and the hours are scheduled appropriately so you don't find yourself working more than having a life.
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A Slog
Runner (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London20 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.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Long Hours
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Was a good job till BBC Birmingham was largely axed.
Post Production Editor (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands14 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.
Pros
It can be very creative.
Cons
Can be long hours.
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Changing the culture of the BBC
Head of Media Management (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London13 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.
Pros
Great offices, subsidised food and drink
Cons
Business politics
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A brilliantly challenging career
Studio Director (Former Employee) –  Plymouth6 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.
Pros
Challenging
Cons
Freelance work meaning irregular and insecure employment
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