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Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.7 233 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

ESPN President John Skipper

John Skipper

(90 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • clearly the leader in sports media and technology and part of the Disney family(in 11 reviews)

  • Great team, Awesome work life balance, Opportunity to learn(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The scale on Work/Life balance is definitely tilted toward work(in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours and traveling was constant(in 17 reviews)

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    good internship experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslearn from leaders of the industry, great intership day in Bristol

    Conssome of the work seems pretty useful and irrelevant

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    Some Good but a lot of bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bristol, CT

    ProsCompetitive starting salary ( i think this is changing for the worse)
    Free gym and on staff nurse
    nice campus, but money should be used to save jobs that are being downsized

    ConsLong hours, upper management does not care about staff, it was said in meetings (which are never ending) that you can either advance or have a personal life, you can't have both. Layoffs are still coming because they are funding a new studio and they say in meetings well these layoffs should have happened years ago, as someone who was laid off that did not make me feel any better.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop having non stop meetings to go over the same issues the last manager just had a meeting on

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too many Chiefs, Not enough Indians

    Associate Art Director (Current Employee) Bristol, CT

    ProsSubject matter, great people to work with, great location to raise a family

    ConsAnyone with an office or a title thinks they are an expert in anything. No trust in their subject matter experts. Anyone with an iPhone thinks they understands mobile and how to build a successful product. The company itself does a terrible job managing their managers. If you get a terrible manager (which seem to outnumber the good ones by a lot) you are doomed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people who have experience in their industry make tough decisions. Titles should not override performance. Create a better metric to evaluate the performers and make that mean something rather than higher ups that are in meetings all day and don't understand the products that are being built.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent Company

    Process Analyst (Former Employee) Bristol, CT

    ProsDecent benefits. Great place for a sports fan to work. Full time employee are eligible for yearly Disney passes.

    ConsCareer growth curve varies by business area depending on which department one gets hired into.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern

    Intern (Current Employee) Bristol, CT

    ProsNice office, Cool having commercials filmed outside your desk

    ConsNot very collaborative work environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture with exceptional networking opportunities and exposure to executive leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Fun work environment with a fairly young office (at least in the entry level positions)
    - Great networking opportunities
    - Opportunity to gain experience working on cross-functional teams

    Cons- Some busywork as an intern
    - Transportation costs not included within summer pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Scheduling Coordinator (Former Employee) Bristol, CT

    ProsWorking will all co-workers both external and internal

    ConsSometimes long hours, Business layoff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Experience, Lot's of Downsides

    Engineer (Former Employee) Bristol, CT

    ProsWorld Wide Leader in Sports and Broadcasting

    ConsBristol, CT is not for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're next on the chopping block.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company work culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Culture
    - Benefits
    - Work in sports ( I mean come on, its great)

    Cons-Pay less then expected
    - Not much to do in CT
    - Hard to advance

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot to much, they were great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Director, Marketing (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHighly talented people, fantastic resources and budgets, great access, awesome culture

    ConsA few prickly personalities that you have to learn how to handle. Difficult upward mobility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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