ESPN Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    It was a great learning experience and propelled me into my current job.

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great asset for your resume and you make valuable contacts. Those contacts helped me later in my career.

    Cons

    The salary for PA's is a little low. It's not close to a major city. Starting at an entry level position it's easy to get lost in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt it was easy to get lost in the shuffle among upper management. Maybe meeting with CP's a few more times a year to review your recent work might help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Statisics Associate

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great part-time job, great entry level job.

    Cons

    Results driven, Mostly night and weekend hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. World Wide leader in ....

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    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
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  5. Hard life, but worth it

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer - Production in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Producer - Production in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a large company with a lot of resources. If you are lucky enough to end up with a good manager, you have a good attitude, communicate and work hard, you will move up. You get paid decently and can have the opportunity to make OT if working on certain sport. Unless you are REALLY bad at your job, you will get raises and Christmas bonuses every year. I was lucky to have great managers and I worked really hard......then when I worked with another company I could clearly appreciate the high standard levels.

    Cons

    There are opportunities to move up to a certain extent. There is a bottle neck in the production department once you get to the Associate Producer Level. Work/Life balance can suck depending on your job....but remember what the benefits of working and thriving at a company like this can do for your career.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Enjoyable and exciting workplace

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    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. Work

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    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Bristol, CT
    Former Intern - Social Media Intern in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you truly love sports, you will fit right in. Everyone in the building is really laid back and outgoing which is nice.

    Cons

    Demanding work schedule for a minimum amount of pay. Daily commute can also become a hassle at certain times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. ESPN Production crew

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    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Sports Dream Job

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great

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    Current Employee - Statistic Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Statistic Associate in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN part-time (less than a 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. 1 person found this helpful

    It's not just a job ... it's your life

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    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

    People look at you in awe when you tell them you work at ESPN. A great place to hone your skills. Most people are willing to teach you anything they know.

    Cons

    Recognition doesn't always come from what you do. A lot depends on who you know and how well you praise them. The scale on Work/Life balance is definitely tilted toward work. Its very hard to do balance life when work takes up your life 24/7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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