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Good place to work, staff and management are all nice. You have pretty good job stability and work life balance is good. Not too many opportunities to progress though
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Great experience

Great experience and got to meet a lots of interesting people. It was quite dog eat dog though and when things went wrong there wasn't great pastoral care.
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Clear sense of purpose

Good to get work experience, but might not be great if you want work life balance

I worked at the BBC for my entry role and even though I got a lot of experience and the hours was flexible, it is really insecure and can sometimes be draining.


Zero hour contract, remote working, nice team, reasonable pay


Zero hour contract, long hours
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Nice place to work

Nice office Great people Learn a lot People always seem to be impressed when you tell them where you workTough to progress Some perks Hours can be unsociable
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Fun when you get to know your co workers

Being a TV EXTRA with the BBC is a slow working environment most of the time you’re usually sat around waiting for your parts of the show. However if you get to know your co workers quickly and get comfortable around them the experience is actually really fun I recommend getting comfortable as quick as possible as you’re spending a long time with these people and it will only get awkward if you don’t spend your time getting to know them. You get free breakfast lunch and dinner accordingly with what time you’re working at and the pay is also good for the time you’re working. The producers and older staff members can be very nauseating every now and again but that’s only because they’re working on a tight schedule most of the time they do treat you with respect and try to help out all the time.


Free lunch, good pay and easy to do


Long hours, very slow working environment
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Well managed

Creative and hard working culture . Well resourced. Well managed. Good pay and flexible working. Strongly recommend it as a workplace. I enjoyed my time there.
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Belfast was great Glasgow.....less so, in that it was very clique. But met some very talented people and interviewed lots of varied folk from the famous to the every day.
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not very helpful

not very helpful team & was made to feel like i was a pain for asking for help. very cliquey management at the time - didn't have much interaction but was nice
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Productive and fun

Great place to work . Well organised and a great management team. Creativity is encouraged and rewarded creating a positive working environment. I would definitely recommend the bbc as a great employer
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A great job if you manage to get one

Great company to work for, I think organisation definitely needs to be improved. Gives you brilliant experiences and opportunities. Actual permanent contracts can be very difficult to find.
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It was ok to work at

It was ok to work at but not the best. didnt get enought help with things at the bbc so it really wasnt what i expected at all or in any way. Could be better
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It's lively to work there fantastic work really you enjoy everything and life is really good to work with them, not long shift and amazing to work in different areas
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Overworked and under appreciated

I worked here for a good few years.The BBC are the most terrible employer. The Managers talk down to all the administration staff, like a giant pyramid.
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Great place to work

Friendly bunch, nice place to work as you get to meet all sorts of people that come through the doors. Treated like an adult, pay is good, holidays are good. No expectation to work bank holidays if you prefer not too but you can if you want. Communication with your manager is very good they will always make time to chat to you. Overall a great place to work.


Mixing with the public


There are non
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Fascinating but slow-moving

Love what the BBC produces, but it is a very large and slow-moving organisation. Pay could be higher. Very flexible when it comes to working from home, taking holidays etc
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Interesting place to work. Lots of variety in my role but also lots of stress.Haven't worked there for 20 years so not sure what it is like now. They even demolished the building where I used to work.
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Can take pride in your work.

You can take pride working for an organisation with clear values and clear public purpose.The range of programmes is interesting and varied.Staffing levels are good.




Too many managers
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Good days work, Good job it’s quite good, nice people love them all I learned how to knit,Management made me homemade stew every break, gave me there wages, had to quit due to having too long of a human organ for the females to handle
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Good Scheme

Plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and develop a foothold in the industry. Great people and management cares about their staff. Would recommend
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Best company in the UK

The BBC is a place where you can really grow and develop your career. It’s an opportunity to work for a company where training and development is highly valued and where you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who inspire and uplift you.
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Good place, competitive

Good place to work, intense, and lots of people climbing over one another to get up the ladder. But still a good team ethos. Management mixed though.
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Based on 726 reviews

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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