ITV Reviews

Updated 7 October, 2014
Updated 7 October, 2014
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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stability is a GOOD thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very friendly environment and loads of great shows to work on

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    Former Employee - Assistant Online Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Online Editor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment across all the different teams for different shows.
    You get to meet different celebs when working across the morning shows at southbank.
    The teams are well organised and hard working, getting all the day to day jobs done efficiently.

    Cons

    Can get boring easily with the same work load on a day to day basis (projects arent varied enough).
    Working equipment (mainly the windows computers) are very outdated or were when I was working there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You come for the work but stay for the people!

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

    I worked at ITV full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people! Everybody is very helpful and supportive and even the top brass have time for a chat. Also, you do get to work on some interesting projects and do get to put your personal stamp on things. Also, great working setup with everybody using Macbook Airs and Gmail meaning you can work pretty much from everywhere.

    Cons

    Too much confusion of strategy and goals both long term and short term. Teams gets shuffled around or even disbanded every six months or so. Has always had a really hard time settling on a digital strategy. Excuse is always that digital changes so rapidly but most of the time, the confusion, chaos and constant re-orgs comes simply from management not being wiling to choose a strategy and give it amble time to settle in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active about changes in the digital landscape and less re-active. Allow things to settle and take some more creative risks from time to time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A profitable company going from strength to strength... Shame salaries don't reflect this.

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    Current Employee - Storyliner in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Storyliner in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at ITV full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. Some of the finest, most creative minds you could work with.

    Cons

    Personal development takes far longer here than it should - some roles feel almost unattainable until someone dies or retires!
    Salaries aren't great either - in comparison with BBC and Channel 4.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal development takes far longer here than it should - some roles feel almost unattainable until someone dies or retires!
    Please review salaries for those in creative roles - how can it be deemed fair that a storyliner (who creates, crafts and writes stories for some of the network's most profitable shows) is paid LESS than a PA for example? Salaries as a whole are far lower than our indie counterparts and I fear we are losing talented staff as a result as they are lured away to other networks and production companies for more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ITV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Friendly & Flexible environment. Easily approachable senior management.

    Cons

    Make things complex than required. Some times personal agendas take priority and as a result fail to make right decisions for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for all your efforts with the transformation program. Put some more effort to cut the bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    extremely rewarding

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

    I have been working at ITV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows who ITV are, room for progression. Extremely rewarding got to work on some massive projects including the 2013 rebrand.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is lack of communication between departments and other third parties connected to ITV which can be extremely frustrating to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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