[JOB] BBC Perl Developer at White City
richardjolly at mac.com
Fri Jul 14 21:47:55 BST 2006
On 14 Jul 2006, at 15:57, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On 7/14/06, David Cantrell <david at cantrell.org.uk> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 11:51:56PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
>> > I know the move from Kingswood Warren upset a lot of people, but
>> I'm not
>> > sure even those affected would just go for 'the BBC sucks' as a
>> > statement.
>> I'd go back to the BBC in a heart-beat.
> How would you do that? 'Cos I could never get it much below 50mins and
> a district to central line change.
> But anyway, yeah, the BBC's great and their employee/consultant
> selection procedure at least in NMT is solid so you end up working
> with smart, creative, and interesting folks. Or at least I did when I
> was there. The only problem is their infrastructure is (or was when I
> was there) change-managed to the point of appearing absurd and has
> been a factor in causing the BBC to lose frustrated but talented folk.
> That frustration is also I think partly due to unrealistic developer
> expectations however.
In NMT it's pretty good right now. There is still the same change
management procedures, but the culture has shifted somewhat. It's
easier to try new approaches, and there is a rapid adoption of
And they are hiring like crazy.
(Hi Paul. The new development servers did, eventually, arrive.)
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