ESPN Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at ESPN in January 2014.

    Interview

    I had two interviews. The first was with an HR manager and the second was with the hiring manager. Both were pretty laid back. When I arrived at ESPN, I found that most of the other interns had much more complex interviews.

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    Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at ESPN (Orlando, FL) in January 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty easy going. The initial communications was much to be expected of an interview which were what are you looking for in this job and basically what can I bring to the table. They asked me about my areas of expertise and questioned me about what I really knew.

    Interview Questions

    • The most technical question was actually a little test they had prepared for me to fill out which was about various team sports ranging from hockey to soccer.   Answer Question
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    Media Operator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT) in December 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    • 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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    Informational Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at ESPN (New York, NY) in November 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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 Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at ESPN.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Recall a time where you had an issue at work, and you had to solve it on the spot?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

  8. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ESPN.

    Interview

    You have to take a sports assessment test before you're called for an interview. If you get an interview, they just asked me a lot about my resume and work experience and then they went on to ask me current event questions and what kind of graphic I would make.

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    Advertising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ESPN in August 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    I didn't negotiate, very nice package.

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    Accounts Payable Professional Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ESPN (Bristol, CT) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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

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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The hiring process was very professional. I felt comfortable talking eith the manager and the staff was very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Position is in constant change. Would you be willing to work on two positions if we need the help.   1 Answer

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