Bleacher Report

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Bleacher Report Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
28 Reviews
3.7
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  1.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bleacher Report

    Pros

    lots of opportunity for professional growth, fast-growing company, great benefits, flexibility, great management, professional and fun work environment, excellent work-life balance, young

    Cons

    Communication across departments, communication with Turner (parent company)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the place for aspiring sportswriters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bleacher Report

    Pros

    You get a byline on everything you write, which, theoretically, leads to great exposure.

    Cons

    At the end of the day, you're simply being used to generate content and attract page hits. There really isn't opportunity to advance within the structure they have set up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you care about young writers!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity with little reward.

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    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bleacher Report as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Considering how hard it was to get an internship, getting a quick turnaround from Bleacher Report meant a lot. The work itself was not very difficult, yet it was enjoyable.

    Cons

    It's an opportunity only worth taking if you're in college. For those of us just out with degrees... not so much. It's unpaid, plus there's little guarantee of a paid position after you've completed the internship. Tread very carefully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would hope that interns in the company get a chance to move up to paid status, but if Deadspin's article is any indication, it's very unlikely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Job I've Ever Had ...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writer Applications Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Writer Applications Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In-office environment is second-to-none; fantastic team-building outings; beer-pong Fridays; Sports; Bros; Location in Downtown San Francisco; access to sporting events

    Cons

    I couldn't live there forever; cost of living is a little salty; the food in SF can make you fat fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep killin' it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Swept Problems under the Rug while pretending NOT to be Alcoholics

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    Former Employee - Contract Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bleacher Report as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment if you like part professionalism and part fraternity. A lot going on.

    Cons

    People are either drinking all the time or sometimes drunk on the job, constantly. The upper management tends to sweep problems and people under the rug in an attempt to silence them before they have a chance to voice any ideas or complaints. The level of work waxes and wanes depending on how many Jaeger shots the team takes in afternoon.
    I was a contract designer, who was never paid on time, despite having direct deposit.. they always seemed to pay us late and had 800 excuses why.
    A perfect example was, I was owed money and i was about to leave for a trip, and they didnt pay me, yet again, and i was stranded where i was without any money because they couldnt pay me on time. once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either decide to clean your act up and become a professional company or stop allowing people to drink on the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writing Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Writing Intern in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Bleacher Report part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked there before they exploded, was great experience working at a growing company.

    Cons

    Not much communication with senior level editors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Content management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn about new technologies and they are very open to working on whatever you like.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bleacher Report full-time

    Pros

    Culture
    WFH Policy
    Talented Employees
    Tickets to Events
    Full Benefits
    Up to 6% match on 401k
    Creative Freedom
    Established Success
    Fun Annual Events
    Downtown Location

    Cons

    Bad SF Engineering Office
    Anual Raises < 10k
    Corporate Owned
    No Equity
    Horrible Chairs and Old Equipment
    Gym Coverage not 100%
    1 conference a year
    No Corporate Card
    Separated from the rest of the company
    Few Paid Lunches or Dinners (usually pizza)
    Content Driven vs Engineer Driven

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start, but don't count on anything long-term

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor

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

    Pros

    Working remotely, so don't have to worry about dressing up for work or fighting traffic to get to an office. If close to the offices, can have opportunities to connect with coworkers like group lunches, in-person meetings.

    Smart, motivated coworkers. Despite working remotely, we all have a good rapport.

    Time goes by quickly when working, especially during major sports events

    Time off requests are flexible and easy to get; management generally never says no.

    Company has grown since its start-up days and writing quality has gotten better, making articles smoother edits.

    Cons

    Some of the pros are just as easily cons. If you work remotely, you can be at a disadvantage because you often don't find out about meetings you'd like to attend or promotions you could've gotten until it's too late. It's also hard if you like in-person socializing with your coworkers on a regular basis.

    Management never says no to time off, sure, but then sometimes when they let too many people off on one day, they get annoyed when you can't come to work because you've already made plans yourself. Have been pressured into working at least once when my team was short on coverage because three people were out. Schedule can change constantly, and some coworkers will not cover for you when needed, but then expect it for them. Others won't stay one minute past the end of their shifts or demand better days off even when they've been at the company less than a year.

    Low turnover, so may be hard to advance into a position you want.

    Company does not always respect writers, and with Turner acquisition, someone who grew within the company and turned in great work as a featured columnist (as I did) may be passed over because someone who works for The New York Times was recruited.

    Some members of management or those in higher positions have no idea what they're doing or can't stay organized, and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show respect for those who have put the company ahead of themselves by giving less ideal shifts to those who haven't covered for others or more junior team members.

    Continue to promote writers from within, even if it's just to a paid featured columnist position.

    Don't promote people to management who clearly aren't ready for increased responsibility.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Writer
    Former Employee - Lead Writer

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of exposure. Quality people.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Pay was good, but not commiserate with how much work there was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your writers more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Take Advantage of the Free Contributors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern/Featured Columnist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern/Featured Columnist in New York, NY

    I worked at Bleacher Report as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gives you a huge audience to share your work with. Quick postings and relatively free to write about what you want.

    Cons

    Despite being a Featured Columnist for over a year and completing an internship, there was no offer for employment and no response to any of the applications sent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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