ESPN Interview Questions

Updated May 27, 2015
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview

    First screened by HR associate via phone. 2nd Interview via phone with VP and Engineer. Call lasted 30 minutes.
    All very nice and professional. another HR person called after to see if I was a fit for another position.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty straight forward. ask questions about my background.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at ESPN (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for this job through a temp agency ad I found on Indeed.

    First, I want to say that one thing I didn't like about this whole process was going through a staffing agency. You are completely isolated from the actual company you are applying for...the only person you can contact is the recruiter, so you never really know what is going on because many times the recruiter doesn't know what's going on and it makes the process very frustrating.

    I was contacted by one of the agency's recruiters 1-2 days after submitting my application. The recruiter was friendly and felt I would be a good fit. The Associate Producer role was a 3-5 month temp position, with the possibility to hire, so I was definitely interested.

    Once I gave the recruiter the go ahead to forward my info to ESPN, I got a same-day follow-up from the hiring manager, who told the recruiter they were interested in my application, but expressed concern about my lack of experience/interest in sports based on my resume. The recruiter had me write up a response about my sports experience and interest in ESPN.

    I was sure I must have failed my explanation about my interest in sports/ESPN because for about a week, I heard nothing. The recruiter said it can take some time for them to decide on candidates to interview. At the beginning of the 2nd week of waiting, I got a call from my recruiter saying ESPN wanted a phone-screen interview for the end of that week.

    Day of my phone screen, I never get a call from ESPN because the recruiter had made a mistake by thinking it was a phone-screen interview, when really ESPN wanted me to do an in-person interview! Talk about a big mistake. The recruiter and his team were super embarrassed, but got me rescheduled for a in-person at the beginning of the following week.

    I had my interview with the producer I would be working under. He was friendly and very casual. I overall felt really good about the whole process. The questions were pretty standard, and he didn't ask me any difficult sports questions, which was the one thing I was nervous about. He asked me about my job experience, which sports and teams I watched, and about the different ESPN shows. The interview was about 30 min and afterwards he gave me a tour of their studios and offices, and we discussed the job position more. Before parting, he told they should have a decision by beginning of the following week.

    I found out 2 weeks later, that they went with another candidate, but I think it was good interview process regardless. Just be prepared and know your knowledge about recent sports events/scores and about the company.

    Interview Questions

    • I see you don't have much sports experience on your resume...Why do you want to work for ESPN?   Answer Question
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    Part Time Statistics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with HR and hiring manager. Takes a while to hear back, but everyone was extremely friendly. Asked typical interview questions. Mostly asked about how well I have previously done in group projects. Asked very few sports questions, maybe 2 or 3.

    Interview Questions

    • What are three current topics in sports from the last week?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online through Disney's website. About 2 or 3 days later I moved from "In Submission" to "In Progress' and the next day received a phone call asking if I'd like to set up a phone interview with them. I said yes. Next week we had the phone interview. It consisted of me and 3 men on the other end (at ESPN). It only lasted about 15 minutes. About 2 weeks later I received a phone call saying thanks for applying but the position had already been filled.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT) in February 2015.

    Interview

    First they have an HR rep call for a phone screening. Then she forwards you to another HR rep who sets up a video interview (skype, but not skype). Then you wait for weeks (as I assume they narrow it down) and they call you for a Face to Face Interview. Then they make their final decision. The whole thing took 3 months. Have to stay on top of them for updates.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you consider your biggest achievement to be thus far?   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Communications Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at ESPN (Washington, DC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR, followed by two rounds of interviews. The first round was with two people, the second round was with three people in two waves.

    I sent in my application and did not get a phone interview until two months later. It took another 5 weeks for the first in-person interview, then the second followed 10 days later. From there, I was told to expect a decision within two weeks. I did not receive the decision until 6 weeks (and multiple phone calls/emails to HR) after the second interview. Overall, from application to decision, the process took nearly 6 months.

    Clearly this organization is disorganized, and their glacial hiring process should not inspire confidence in prospective employees. While the people I met with were pleasant and informative, the hiring process itself is nonfunctional.

    Interview Questions

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Was brief. Was informed they already had a candidate chosen & had to go through the process. Submitted the application and moved onto a second round. About a week later received the phone call that they appreciated my application & they suggested that I continue to apply to any HR job that is posted.

    Interview Questions

    • How many years was I hands in in the environment?   1 Answer
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    Technical Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Total of 3. Over ph, Montage/video and last. They flew me out. I meet with the dept/team and was shown both campuses. I view the location I would be working in.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Multimedia Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview

    It took up to 6 months for hiring process; from phone interview to onsite interview and final decision. Everyone I spoke to/dealt with was great and very friendly. Unfortunately, I was not offered the position..

    Interview Questions

    • "What will be the most difficult thing for you to get used to if given this position"   Answer Question
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    Bottomline Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT).

    Interview

    Applied online, took sports acumen test, contacted two weeks later. Had two phone interviews, one with Bottomline Managing Editor and the other with the Director of Stats and Info. Interview consisted mostly of sports-related questions.

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