Chaperone (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 18 January 2018
The job did require long working hours, and depending on which production I worked on, I met a variety of people and travelled to a Iot of places I perhaps wouldn't have without the opportunities within the job. Most of my time within the job I was working with my son, who is a child actor, so it was good to share the experience with him. It is a job where you work as a team but due to usually long production processes, the team become more like family.
Paid Intern HR/Project Management & IT (Former Employee) – London – 20 September 2016
I worked in the HR department of the BBC in New Broadcasting House and worked with people who were working on the 'Transition Project' for the BBC where they were moving people form White City (W12) to Portland Place/Regents Street (W1) and Salford, Manchester, as well as with the 'Restructuring Project' of the BBC where they had to generate good quality content on a tighter budget, this involved massive employee movement. I helped with job recruitment by receiving, printing and filing CV's and other relevant documents. I updated spreadsheets with information that I was sent in regards to HR and people mapping. I PA'd for people in my office by organising meetings, emailing attendees and had to book rooms via their inter-telecom system, and hence updated people's calendars with relevant information/events. I worked on talent mapping and had to edit and update a current talent map. I also shadowed the BBC Group Finance Director where I learned how finances work within a business/company, how to budget and plan departmental savings over a long term period, and how to manage sensitive and confidential data. I also worked in IT,where I did Asset Monitoring and budgeting, I then took the data and compared it to what we were being budgeted for to make sure we weren't being over charged. I also learned to use the JML software and helped set up E-mail accounts.
June Production Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Wimbledon – 12 July 2016
Executive Assistant with many years of experience supporting all levels up to high-profile board executives. Adept at anticipating needs, working pro-actively and independently. Proven ability to plan and manage complex logistics, confidential correspondence, events, travel arrangements and expenses with the highest level of discretion. Exceptional organizational, project management and problem solving skills. Disciplined, accountable and committed to producing quality work in a timely manner; productive in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments. Easily develops and maintains effective relationships with clients and co-workers; sensitive to diversity and adaptive to various personalities and management style
.• Managing the day to day running of the office (including taking calls, stationary orders, maintaining IT / supplier relationships) • Booking travel and company wide events in London and over seas. Deal with CEO and senior managers travel to events to help run there busy day activities. • Financial administration: Processing company expenses, raising purchase orders, arranging invoices, generating expenses reports, company credit/debit card reconciliation, petty cash. • Dealing with all aspects of health and safety in the office and first aiders. Managing all aspects of office management. • Controlling Budgets and running an ever-challenging environment. • Quick turnarounds and short pre-production periods demanded resourcefulness.
Senior Broadcast Journalist (Current Employee) – London – 29 June 2016
News is high pressure and anti-social hours wherever you work, but the BBC has always done its best to be accomodating and childcare-friendly. This is slipped a bit in the age of austerity, but they remain largely committed to that. Management seems to have become somewhat transient over recent years, as cuts have been implemented and it can be frustrating working with bosses who sometimes seem to be less than motivated, or very self-interested. But that's the same with most big companies. Broadly speaking, the BBC remains a good employer (abiding by Union agreements in the main), and I would recommend working there.
Not profit driven, listen to Unions
News hours are long and anti-social, often little thanks for you work
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 21 May 2016
Working with the BBC is a pleasant and productive experience. Working in the Edinburgh Fringe was laid back but professional experience. The managers and coordinators helped to guide us through the tasks which we must complete. My role meant that I was very involved with the public.
BBC North Young Ambassador (Former Employee) – Salford – 12 April 2016
BBC North was the first job in which I felt truly comfortable with both the people and the work, where I could be completely productive and myself around both my co-workers and my bosses. Everyone I met were friendly and accepting, regardless of ethnical origin or religion. The diversity of the BBC is inspiring to anyone and always welcomes new people with open arms warmingly. The work and the tasks ranged from simple to challenging, yet there was never any pressure onto you, you were always helped and guided every step of the way.
Freelance Contracts Team (Former Employee) – London – 9 February 2016
The BBC has a culture of "job for life" despite the deep cuts to staff while too many incompetent management sit with cushy jobs and high salaries. This culture has led to inefficiency and laziness among some staff.
My experience is only a small part of a large organization so other experiences will be different.
Salaries are decent, targets are easy to achieve
Working with lazy colleagues and bad managers who feed off your hard work.
Senior Server and Storage Engineer (Current Employee) – London, ENG – 28 December 2015
If you love anything TV, this is a great place to work and get an insight into how some of your favorite BBC programs and others are made. BBCW has some very talented individuals, and allows you to pretty much carve your own career path.