ESPN Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. ESPN Production crew

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Sports Dream Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Increase pay to entry-level and those who do most of the work under management. You'll see a better product and happier staff.


  3. ESPN is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT
    Current Intern - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People care about you as a person instead of just work. Everyone is happy and genuinely nice around "Bristol Campus"

    Cons

    Bristol is boring besides ESPN


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Run away. It is a toxic, morale killer. It is not a place for professionals.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for years. That has changed. They finally got smart enough to give 3 weeks of vacation so you can actually use your Disney passes.

    Cons

    Management is changing direction like a monkey swinging from a tree. Directors and above have a sweet thing going. They are very busy selfishly maneuvering and networking up without a care for the direction of their staff or the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great organization to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stats Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Stats Analyst in Bristol, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They invest in employees and provide good benefits. Very good work environment. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Change can be slow, as with most big companies. This prevents a lot of good feedback from being fully implemented. Most entry-level jobs (and many middle-management roles) require night/weekend/holiday hours. Because of demand most entry-level roles are underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring smart people.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Probably the worst place I've ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Not a lot is expected of you so you can work a standard 9 - 5.

    Cons

    The managers don't actually know how to manage. They certainly don't know how to lead. The company has a very old way of thinking. Their philosophy is that they need to keep doing partnerships with other companies to bring in more money at the expense of fans. Fans are the last person thought about when decisions are made. Even though the name looks good on my resume, I'm actually embarrassed of it.


  9. Awesome place to work and succeed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Media Operator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Lead Media Operator in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They care about you! Perks, benefits, and they attempt work life balance

    Cons

    24/7/265 because of these hours, you can't please everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Get behind the education push for those who want to pursue advanced degrees!


  10. I can see myself working here for a while

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexibility in schedules and the feeling of a community throughout the entire company. Very relaxed environment

    Cons

    Haven't been here long enough to find any

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication flowing and continue to take advice from those "below" you


  11. Great experience, but too corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experiences you can't get anywhere else. Connected to the top brands in the world, ABC, Disney, ESPN.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by, talent isn't rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward folks who are doing an awesome job outside of money



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