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BBC Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Mar 8, 2020

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BBC Director-General Tony Hall
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427 Ratings
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  1. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    What a wonderful company to work for

    Cons

    Not sure about the work life balance.

    BBC2019-10-02
  2. "Great Training, Great Work-Life Balance, Slow Change, Everyone in a BBC Bubble"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Training opportunities and academy. Encourages best Agile practices at a team level. Very good at supporting an individuals work life balance. Pension contributions are good. Work with the latest technologies.

    Cons

    Change is slow. No real urgency means everyone is in a comfortable bubble. Senior Leadership aren't open to change. Strategy is never clear. No accountability. Lack of autonomy in key areas. Hire inexperience into experienced job titles.

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    BBC2020-02-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture Good work life balance Nice office

    Cons

    Lack of career frame work and development Managers lack coaching and managerial training Lack of diversity at the top

    BBC2020-03-08
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tester in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Team culture Great work life balance Innovative work Working with latest technology Pension Employee wellbeing programme

    Cons

    Remote working across sites can be a struggle at times.

    BBC2020-01-30
  5. "Really good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at BBC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoy working here Good perks Decent salary Smart people Decent work life balance

    Cons

    Occasional politics Middle management can be occasionally obtuse

    BBC2020-01-15
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, good facilities and good work life balance

    Cons

    too much red tape at times

    BBC2020-01-14
  7. "Good place to work but only short contracts"

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    Current Contractor - Development Researcher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BBC for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company, employee benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    short contracts, fixed term, not many opportunities to grow

    BBC2020-01-23
  8. "Great but bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Takes forever to change things for the better

    BBC2019-12-30
  9. "BBC still a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, working with the latest tech, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Communication between teams is lacking, they struggle to recruit people. HR is very slow.

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    BBC2019-12-13
  10. "Dying brand. It looks great from outside but...."

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    Current Employee - Journalist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work-life balance, training opportunities, some journalistically excellent programmes.

    Cons

    no accountability. low pay, crap management, lack of career progress, some parts of the BBC are full of bullies, detached from reality. far too big.

    BBC2019-12-18
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