Quick facts
  • What we do:
    TV Production Company
  • Year established:
    2003
  • UK locations:
    London, Scotland

About talkbackTHAMES


What is it like to work for talkbackTHAMES

My Team
My Team
The ethos of the company is to work collaboratively in order to deliver projects. Making a television programme is incredibly team dependent and therefore one of their key priorities is to ensure senior team members are well versed in building teams. Employees are encouraged to get together on a social level and the company hold a range of fun events including a Christmas Party at the Natural History Museum, wrap parties, lunches and theatre trips.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They are very passionate about supporting charities and they try to support as many causes as possible to ensure that there is something of interest for all employees. In support of their local community they volunteer in local schools and local campaigns including Business Action for Homelessness. They try to use their special skills in filming when they hold their evenings for the homeless. The first part of the evening provides a training session on the 'do's' and 'don't s' of an interview and then they film people individually practicing doing an interview. They try to provide a fun and unusual training event for the homeless but also enable their employees who film everyday to get involved with the charity in an area that they feel they can contribute. An Environmental Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss ideas and processes for reducing their environmental impact. Discarded cooking oil is turned to bio-diesel and runs their vehicles.
My Company
My Company
talkbackThames strive to engage and listen to employees opinions and conduct an internal engagement survey. The results are fed back to employees through presentations, team meetings with the findings published on their intranet. Employees are encouraged to put forward ideas and initiatives. They have held a pitching market open to everyone to contribute creative ideas with prizes including TVs and holidays. They give a spot bonus for exceptional work and send emails around the company to thank individuals for their contributions and reward employees with flowers, chocolates and lunches.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Number of Staff:

    204

  • Staff:

    204

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Male : Female:

    37% / 63%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    53%

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