ITV Reviews

Updated 29 March, 2015
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  1. Correspondent itv regional news

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    Current Employee - Correspondent in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Correspondent in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at ITV full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Value staff, active in trying to keep work stress to a minimum, good training

    Cons

    Short staffed most of the time

  2. Conditions at this company for freelancers have deteriorated.

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    Former Freelancer - Post Producer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Freelancer - Post Producer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at ITV (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talented colleagues who are skilled media-makers meant I *usually* worked with folks with whom it was a joy to collaborate.

    Cons

    Inconsistent quality of leadership - some show runners are great, others really (really) not - and, most importantly, freelancers given heavier workloads with shrinking schedules and budgets. This is an industry-wide problem, but this place started becoming worse than others. And their commitment to not giving their producers/AP's a contract after over a year spending money on lawsuits fighting the WGAE contract when that money could be going to freelancers' benefits, OT pay and union representation is just unconscionable.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone may be a strong producer, doesn't necessarily mean they have the managerial/leadership skills necessary to be a strong show runner who knows how to or is committed to bringing the best out of their team. Also, rather than spending money on lawyers to fight the WGAE contract, please put that money to better use by giving the producers/AP's the contract they deserve so that they can spend their energy creating quality programming that earns iTV and the networks good money, while they can feel secure knowing they can continue to support themselves and their families now and in the future.

  3. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ITV

    Pros

    Great people to work with and love the shows they produce.

    Cons

    Would like there to be more jobs in the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    More jobs and better communication with the employees.

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  5. Good company, unprofessional IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ITV

    Pros

    Can produce good tv programs :)

    Cons

    IT staff is joke. They do not do anything by themselves. They even do not manage their own company network. IT specialist task in this company - is to hire someone who will do job for them :)

  6. varied and diverse work environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Support Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    exposure to a wide range of scenarios and issues, from live broadcasts, to the salesfloor, studios and standard office environment. fantastic mix of people within the company, great buzz about the place

    Cons

    pay of average for the sector, clearly media is not a high paying sector though.

  7. Adventurous, daring, forward thinking, lacking real intent unfortunately.

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, care for their people, desire to do well but sometime let down by having wrong senior people in charge. Salary was great.

    Cons

    If only they followed the ideas that matched their ambition with people who could deliver them. It would be perfect. ITV's failings have in my opinion always centred around having the wrong people in key positions. I know of one hire that led to 5 high quality people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire your senior managers who are not megalomaniacs. Junior staff are generally very high quality relative to other organisations. We need the top people to be better who understand how to manage people and understand it is not about them or their ego. Anyone with a big ego should never be employed.

  8. Working at ITV Granada

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally friendly work environment, lots of interesting things going on, opportunities to work shadow

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring of departments, many staff on short contracts, difficulty in career progression in office based roles. Very clearly defined career paths meaning it's difficult as an employee if you start in one area (e.g admin support) but have aspirations to do more creative work it's not easy to get access to appropriate training and experience to give you any realistic chance of doing so. This was a major frustration for me and seriously held me back.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to diversity of opportunity of your employees, if someone wishes to develop give them the opportunity to show you their potential. Work harder to use the resources you already have instead of continuously bringing in new staff. In my experience I found jaded employees who had worked here for years frustrated in roles that didn't use their full complement of skills in jobs that they'd taken because their previous departments had been restructured. When I began working for ITV I was excited, it felt like a dream came true but by the end (6 years later) I had become just as jaded.

  9. Helpful (1)

    A great place to thrive personally and professionall

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    Current Employee - Assistant Producer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Producer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at ITV full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With a very satisfactory work-life balance, meritocratic office culture and a very broad training infrastructure, ITV provides all the requirements for a professional fulfillment.

    Cons

    While the entry-level compensation may seem a bit lower that what could be seen elsewhere, there is a steady and fair review and increase in salary in proportion to time spent there.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more active in recruitment - ITV is a great company to work for, but it is hard to find the job postings

  10. Great company shame about the senior management's continuous chopping and changing of digital

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ITV is full of interesting, creative and talented people. I learnt a lot here, mainly technical stuff, but also how NOT to treat people as a senior manager and exactly what bad HR looks like

    Cons

    ITV was something of a victim of board level instability whilst I was working there. Every time new senior management. came in they would have great new plans for online which inevitably involved making everyone already working there redundant, then realising a few months later that they needed all those people and rehiring their positions or bringing then back as contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Stability is a GOOD thing

  11. Restructure, restructure, restructure, oh and another restructure

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand, decent product, free average tasting coffee, in growth phase,

    Cons

    Little autonomy, clandestine senior management, no thought or care for staff, no room for growth or development, don't reward high performers, training and development needs are not considered, environment similar to a communist state, severe lack of direction & actual work from senior management around the day to day department work loads, forced good people out of the business because senior management felt threatened (personal opinion).

    Advice to Management

    Get department heads to lead and manage rather than focus on managing upwards.

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