Media corporation BBC office in London
• media corporation BBC office in London
On the BBC last week celebrated its 90th anniversary. On this occasion, I, being in London, looked for a visit to see the new office of the largest media companies. The new building was attached to the old, and the cost is 1 billion pounds (1.6 billion. Dollars, or more than 50 billion rubles).
Bi-bi-si - now public television for which viewers pay only. Every family that has a television, paying for it 140 pounds per year (about 7000 rubles). But on the BBC there is no advertising, at least in the UK. In other countries, advertising is, can not be the same for all Brits pay?
In total there are about 6,000 people! No parking machines and not even close to be seen. Almost everyone gets public transport.
Immediately after the entrance, on which, by the way, there is no armed police and metal detectors framework, overlooking the world's largest newsroom - one large room with separate tables for each journalist, editor and other professionals engaged in the production of content!
All fixed working hours. A rarity, if someone is late. Generally not accepted "to die on the job" in Britain, here everyone understands that people should be personal time for more important things to the editor The average salary of about 100,000 per month. If the position allows, you can once a week to work at home. For example, you need complete silence for some important cases.
The building was built in a modern style open when the entire floor is combined into one, all the walls - glass. According to employees, the work has become more pleasant. All sitting together, increases the speed of communication, there is a sense of a single corporation.
That is, for example, BBC Russian service department! Everything - our people
Studio transformer. Hence it is broadcast from the BBC for the channel "Rain":
A lot of radio stations around the world. Unfortunately, I did not find the famous Seva Novgorodtseva aka "BibiSeva"
Audience BBC - about 240 million people. Britons pay for it about 3, 5 billion pounds per year (if I remember correctly the figure). This is a real public television broadcast exclusively facts, evaluation of what happened is prohibited. In fact, the BBC - a public organization, which is managed by a board of 12 trustees, appointed by the Queen of England!
And I looked into the dining room. A few thousand people, of course, "a drop in the sea", but the office in the center and around full of cool places:
By the way, in London decided on Thursday night to go to the pub with colleagues. And on Friday go to the pub with friends!
In general, I liked the BBC. Everything is very calm, nice and interesting. Great Place to Work