IT Professional in London
Great organization / poor career development
BBC is a great place to work. There's a lot of openness and collaboration across departments. Management takes good care of people, ensuring are given time to adjust to new situations or solve personal problems so that you perform at your best.The environment is very good. Nice offices, catering and good equipment provided. The only downside I see is career development. Depending what you do or where you are in the organization it might be hard to develop your career. New opportunities for challenging work to demonstrate your abilities can be hard to come by. Mostly because there will be someone at another level who takes over those responsibilities and you'll be left with only work at your level but nothing more challenging than what you signed up for if even if you try hard for it.
Anonymous in London, Greater London
Toxic Senior Management need to go
A lot of toxic senior management in my team which saw over half of the team quit within the year. Coming from a more creative background, the office is encouraged to be as quiet as possible (no music allowed) which I found a little stifling. Some teams are excellent but it really does depend on managers.As a company as a whole, work life balance was very good and there are some nice perks - but they need to let go of those at the top who are incompetent and causing talented people to leave.
Confidential in London, Greater London
Some great people and work undertaken dispersed sufficiently thinly throughout the organisation to prevent it sinking but progress is hampered by a toxic, self serving, ‘political’ culture that replicates in its own image, aided and abetted by HR not representative of the society served The latest EDI measures will fail as they are merely ‘set dressing’ - radical change is required at SLT level .
Producer in United Kingdom
Organisation that had been out of touch with several audience groups for many years.
Diversity and inclusion are current priorities. The new orthodoxy will emerge as structure is flattened. Next DG will define the direction so keep an eye on big announcements about where funding will be located and administered.
PMA in Salford, Greater Manchester
Sounds great on CV but..
I worked here for 3 years on contracts, and noticed a culture pattern across all the BBC sites from London to Salford to Birmingham. Its very clicky and if you dont fit in you will struggle here. I worked in CBBC and the level of bullying is high, the unit management team knew I was being bullied but didn't support me. I went for an interview in Radio 4 and was told i was too young to fit in. Discrimination but as they stick together like a pack of wolves, they get away with it. A manager also shouted in the office area about a personal issue of mine. This place can be a great place but there is a lot of issues stopping it, people see BBC then get blinded by the unethical issues as they want that brand. There are great projects to work on and you can be flexible with your work but overall i wouldn't recommended it. It is also very competitive, you have to really prove yourself if you want to achieve here. I was told that i could come back anytime i wanted but i neverreturned.