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Updated Mar 27, 2014
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Ad Producer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ESPN in September 2010.

Interview Details – The initial Interview process is rigorous. Went through 2 rounds of 4 interviews each time. All interviews were 1x1 with people you would work with in some fashion. If the role is very technical in nature they do test you on some of the technology they may be using. They also did conduct a very deep background check and verified everything listed on resume.

Interview Question – How would you deal with conflict with a manager of another team?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I should have negotiated more they do entertain it.

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Easy Interview

Technical Operator Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bristol, CT

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ESPN in November 2012.

Interview Details – I applied two/three months before and got a call. The process went smoothly as just one skype video interview as last a call if wanting the offer. It wasn't that difficult as expected.

Interview Question – There wasn't that much of a challenging question for this position all they ask was if you know what to do for this job as know some technical process and last they will ask you about sports since this a leading sports broadcasting company.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There were no negotiation.

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Easy Interview

Advertising Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at ESPN in August 2013.

Interview Details – Whole process took about 2 months. They were very upfront about how HR and their hiring process can be slow though even though they were eager to fill the position. 2 phone interviews, a 2.5 hour in-person interview and at the very end a recruiter phone call before they called me with a decision. Very smooth process.

Interview Question – Not a stats job so nothing tricky. Felt more like they were trying to see if you fit with the culture rather than if you could do the job (which should be obvious from getting an interview in the first place).   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate, very nice package.

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Bristol, CT

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at ESPN in July 2013.

Interview Details – Two phone interviews. Third interview flew to Bristol, CT for in person interview. Consisted of 6 30 minute interviews with various managers.

Interview Question – Pretty softball questions. Talked about my background and what my role would be with the company.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

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Associate Producer Interview

Associate Producer
Bristol, CT

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ESPN.

Interview Details – a recruiting team called me and set me up with the interview. i was there a week later for the interview process. overall it went a lot better than expected, they liked to talk sports but overall they go back and forth between friendly and down to business which i liked. you really need to know sports & grammar, i received a sports quiz and grammar test after my interview to complete

Interview Question – why do you want to work at ESPN?   View Answer

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Digital Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at ESPN in September 2012.

Interview Details – Took a long time to hear back from them after initial interview

Interview Question – What would Wikipedia say about you in 5 years?   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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Media Operator Interview

Media Operator
Bristol, CT

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ESPN in December 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, got a phone screening about a week later. The same night I got invited to fly up for an interview. Flying up was a breeze, they get everything ready for you. The interview itself took about 45 minutes, and was in front of 3 managers. Afterwards I toured around the facilities for about an hour.

Interview Question – They asked basic questions. Be prepared to answer why you want to work for ESPN, and you can't say because you love sports. The question that stumped me the most was describe yourself using 5 words.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

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Informational Interview Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ESPN in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was referred by a ESPN employee to HR. They contacted me right away to schedule an informational interview. It was a bad process. The recruiter had an intern contact me and he was incredibly difficult to understand on the phone. I felt it put me in a bad situation with how to handle the interview. I was really disappointed from what I thought would be a professional process.

Interview Question – When was a time you were put in a position where you had to think quick and make a decision quickly?   Answer Question

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Designer Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at ESPN.

Interview Details – Recruiter interview, 2:1 phone interview, face-to-face group interview.
Everyone was incredibly friendly. New cafe with lots of options, including Starbucks.

Interview Question – General questions about your background and experience--make sure you can back it up.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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Accounts Payable Professional Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bristol, CT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ESPN in August 2013.

Interview Details – Being Prepared to ask questions about the job, Eye contact and handshake etiquette. Dress to impress, try not to sweat so much. Eat a good meal and drink water well before the interview. Always be on time, no more than 15-20 mins early

Interview Question – About me questions   Answer Question

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