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Updated Jun 14, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Advertising Interview

Advertising

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.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Digital Director Interview

Digital Director
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


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

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


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Informational Interview Interview

Informational Interview
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


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Designer Interview

Designer

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


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Accounts Payable Professional Interview

Accounts Payable Professional
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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Bristol, CT

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ESPN in November 2010.

Interview Details – hiring process was slow, not much feedback when it came to timeframes

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for ESPN   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much as an Intern


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Technical Operator Interview

Technical Operator

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at ESPN.

Interview Details – 2 different phone discussions, 1 Skype interview with a panel of managers, job offer over phone, then handed off to HR for onboarding process

Interview Question – Recall a time where you had an issue at work, and you had to solve it on the spot?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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