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Updated 21 March 2019
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  1. "Associate Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Program Director in Patna, Bihar
    Former Employee - Associate Program Director in Patna, Bihar

    I worked at BBC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent work environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Sales Job in India"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    Good brand to work in India

    Cons

    Bad management and no growth opportunities

  3. "Just reviewing to complete sign in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBC part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is one of the most prestigious company

    Cons

    It's hard to get a job


  4. "BBC Media Action New Delhi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBC full-time

    Pros

    great work environment and collegian atmosphere

    Cons

    work is not constant and often not planned


  5. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with BBC is the greatest opportunity for me. I am gaining a lot of experience here learning so much as well.

    Cons

    As a big company takes it time to reply to your submitted application so be patient and wait for the reply.


  6. "Senior Monitoring Journalist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Monitoring Journalist in New Delhi
    Current Employee - Senior Monitoring Journalist in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No pressing deadlines. Sure annual increment. The work load is not too heavy to handle. Editorial staff is given ample required training by experienced journalists.

    Cons

    Not much career advance opportunities. Once the monitoring journalist reaches a senior level there are very few or almost no other opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Editorial staff should not be advised by managerial staff. The managerial staff has no news sense. They are only concerned about their own salaries and career and justify their existence by bossing over the editorial staff


  7. "Great place to work for a short while"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BBC full-time

    Pros

    The job involves monitoring media sources from different countries. This means you get to follow the news very closely from whichever country or countries you are following - far more than if you simply looked at the usual global media.

    BBC Monitoring is one of the departments of the BBC, which means you get regular access to information about job openings in other parts of the BBC.

    A great place for work-life balance. The management are generous with leave. Unlike in other media jobs, work hours are defined and predictable - so it's great if you have a life outside work.

    Colleagues are generally polite and helpful, and one gets to meet people from around the world. If you are lucky, you may even get a chance to travel to another office in another country.

    Cons

    The organisation is facing severe financial difficulties, and is struggling to remain relevant.

    The organisation also has a culture of debating things endlessly instead of moving as fast as it should. For every suggestion you make, there will be someone raising an objection. However, the struggle to survive has finally brought about some changes in the organisation. These may possibly be too late to avert the organisation's existential crisis. As a result, job cuts a few months from now are more or less guaranteed. This may not be a great time to join.

    Scope for vertical career growth also appears to be limited, as editorial staff cannot rise beyond a point unless they succeed in getting into the management (assuming they want to do that). The only option for most people is to seek out lateral growth or opportunities elsewhere in the BBC.

    The interview process for promotions appears to be flawed. Despite seeming like a well-designed process on paper, the reality is that deserving colleagues often fail to get promoted while people who can talk their way through interviews rise regularly. A recently introduced written test seeks to mitigate this, but managers are yet to apply it consistently.

    For this reason, it's great to have it on your CV, but not to get stuck there forever.

    Advice to Management

    Develop clarity on what the organisation stands for.

  8. "Ad Ops Exec"

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    Former Employee - Ad Operations Executive in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Ad Operations Executive in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand!
    Lot of interaction with other business and team.

    Cons

    Limited hierarchy!
    Slow!
    Complex company structure!
    London controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all employees!


  9. "bbc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    will get an opportunity to travel abroad

    Cons

    dont know much about it


  10. "Fantastic place to work and learn"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Producer (Radio)
    Former Employee - Assistant Producer (Radio)

    I worked at BBC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning reporting, production and presentation in a fast paced news environment

    Cons

    Association with an old brand also means pushing your new age ideas are going to be a little challenging