ESPN Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Great experience in Sports broadcasting

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are great reasons to work at one of the leading sports broadcasting company in the world. Also to have great perks with The Walt Disney Company, there will be a lot of people you will be ending up meeting different people. The work culture is very open.

    Cons

    Having to work on weekends and scheduling management for taking holiday is very unorganized and as well as the management team there are some that needs improvement than rather sitting ducks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more operators to fit the ease of scheduling for everyone that can cover. Management team needs to be friendlier and being humble on certain people.

  2. ESPN is a great place to work

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

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
     - Beautiful offices
     - Love sports enthusiasts

    Cons

    - Contract positions have end dates

  3. a great opportunity

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

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great facility, friendly co worker

    Cons

    none i can think of

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  5. If you love sports, this is your dream job.

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

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This is the epicenter of sports coverage - every sport, every day.

    Cons

    You're churning it out, like a factory for sports coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget that it's the people that make the experience.

  6. Great company to work for! Tons for perks and everyone genuinely wants you to succeed.

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You learn so much through your work and they switch you on projects/accounts so that you are never bored. I am able to work from home as needed and never are expected to work on the weekends.

    Cons

    A lot of people need to be fired and replaced with people who are younger, brighter, and able to come up with better ways to improve current processes.

    Advice to Management

    Pull for more promotions, not just assignments.

  7. Great people, great atmosphere to work in...Bristol is a pretty boring place to live.

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    At ESPN, there are tons of great and knowledgeable people to meet and work with everyday. The campus is gorgeous and there are multitude of employee perks and benefits. The salary is extremely competitive depending on your level of experience.

    Cons

    It does seem like everyone wants to be on TV. There is a slight lack of respect for the behind the scenes tech-folks outside of the technology department. Bristol CT is not the most fun place on the planet (sarcasm). Other than that, no much negative to say.

  8. great

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

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    people, resources, access, life, location

    Cons

    people, location, size, food, cafeteria

  9. Good first job, good benefits and training.

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

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

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

    Pros

    They are good at what they do and you receive top notch training. Fun, fast paced workplace and, of course, sports!

    Cons

    Huge company, very corporate and low industry wage, at least as of 10 years ago.

  10. A great place to work!!!!

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers and definitely a great benefits package. Being a Disney employee has great perks also. You are challenged to be innovative quite frequently and are frequently asked to contribute to high visibility projects. The core group of digital media designers and developers contribute to a large percentage of the digital projects.

    Cons

    Vertical promotions peak after a while. Once you reach a certain position, there's not much room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better opportunities for employees

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    Sr.QA Analyst

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great team, Awesome work life balance, Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    No career path defined. Management favored promotions

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