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ESPN Reviews in Bristol, CT

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
282 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 14 reviews)

  • clearly the leader in sports media and technology and part of the Disney family (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to maintain work-life balance ( depending on your postion) (in 16 reviews)

  • Long hours and traveling was constant (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Statisics Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst Associate in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great part-time job, great entry level job.

    Cons

    Results driven, Mostly night and weekend hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    World Wide leader in ....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Architect in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Architect in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The job is challenging and never dull. The people I work with are great. There are on site amenities for all your needs.

    Cons

    Not much career growth or guidance. If your looking for advancement then this may not be the best choice. They seem to only advance non critical employees (middle management, PMO staff etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The many layered management structure they have is not necessary. The organization would likely work better in a matrix type of structure allowing groups to share critical resources and maximizing productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overrated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free Disney passes, looks good on a résumé, good for gaining experience, great for networking, higher ups are generally open to talking

    Cons

    They don't care about Production Assistants, not of enough advancement opportunities, some anchors are a pain to work with, very political, they know that there are a million people wanting your job so they don't have to respect you, you're just a number, vacation policy sucks, not journalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use people's strengths as an asset for a better product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged. Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management.
    Need to offer more vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyable and exciting workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good benefits, plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, time-off policy for entry level workers is sub-par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the workers who make the company a fun place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ESPN Production crew

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good atmosphere, skews young, for the most part treated fairly, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Schedule/hours pay could be more competitive, becoming too corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sports Dream Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at ESPN has a lot of perks. You are part of thee preeminent sports company in the world and the opportunities to work in a number of career paths are broad. Depending on your job, you get to work with many celebrities and former athletes. You also get the benefits of being a Disney cast member (complementary entrance to theme parks and discounts on anything Disney).

    Cons

    Being a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation means that you will likely work nights and weekends. ESPN is the final destination for many in the sports field and because of that, I believe they are able to pay less in salary since interest working at ESPN is always in high demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to entry-level and those who do most of the work under management. You'll see a better product and happier staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ESPN is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People care about you as a person instead of just work. Everyone is happy and genuinely nice around "Bristol Campus"

    Cons

    Bristol is boring besides ESPN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistic Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Statistic Associate in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with. The compensation was good for a college student. I enjoyed watching sports and getting paid.

    Cons

    The hours working were not the best for a college student. Early mornings and late afternoons. It was hard to get a raise and or a promotion starting off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run away. It is a toxic, morale killer. It is not a place for professionals.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for years. That has changed. They finally got smart enough to give 3 weeks of vacation so you can actually use your Disney passes.

    Cons

    Management is changing direction like a monkey swinging from a tree. Directors and above have a sweet thing going. They are very busy selfishly maneuvering and networking up without a care for the direction of their staff or the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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