ITV Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
26 Reviews

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  1.  

    Media Marketing

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive  in  New Delhi
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    • To strive for excellence and innovation in media management.
    • To bring about a qualitative change in the media environment.
    • To help & motivate next generation in media management profession

    Cons

    Take time brand positioning of company in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To motivated to run and lead a team of people for excel towards the corporate goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    You come for the work but stay for the people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Producer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    long hours but always fun

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    Former Employee - Senior Researcher  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Researcher in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    free gym in manchester, fun, fresh, well looked after, creative freedom

    Cons

    working hours working all day and all night and all the next day without any sleep on jeremy kyle every week was just crazy. i think they should bring in a night team so we are more fresh for studio. wages less than mini wage with the hours we work. no career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great projects, worth a freelance contract or two.

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    Former Employee - Production - ITV Studios
    Former Employee - Production - ITV Studios

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Household name, get to contribute to some great projects and work with colleagues very passionate about television. Southbank is a wonderful building to work in and some roles get to use Apple computers.

    Cons

    Extremely awkward internal business systems, no career development and salaries 15% below market rates. Handful of people in key management positions have worked for ITV companies 20+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development, despite all the rhetoric from the board room, does not exists at ITV.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mundane

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    Former Employee - Post Production Bookings Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Post Production Bookings Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good team environment
    Decent working hours Mon - Fri

    Cons

    Expected to work overtime without extra pay
    Poor training
    In house promotions limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more current staff for promotions rather than outsiders who don't know the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people and culture, poor pay

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    Current Employee - Commercial Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Commercial Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    nice working environment, friendly co-workers, good locations, good long term company benefits

    Cons

    poor pay in comparison to competitors, difficult organisational structure makes processes frustrating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Frustration!

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

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people! When technology brakes down or clients are annoying it's the people there that pull you through and put a smile on your face.

    Cons

    Too many bad decisions made by upper management. No time given for changes to take effect. Too many re-structures that are never allowed to settle. Not much scope for thinking outside the box. Impossible to get new projects off the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more innovative and take more creative risks! Especially in digital...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    review, just personal view

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at ITV full-time

    Pros

    that is a great company, people are great people.

    Cons

    breakfast is cold, lunch is too expensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The longest five years of my life

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    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Desktop Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at ITV full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some good people to work with

    Cons

    Always mergers and shuffles. Never feel secure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some got semi-god attitudes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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