ESPN Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 14 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Needs improvement on work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • The long hours and the turn around time for finding out if you got a position (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Overall Rating

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, clean and safe facility, staff are very nice and professional

    Cons

    Compensation is low, even if you work for ESPN for 10+ years, you still can get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not layoff loyal employees


  2. Content

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that values employees and promotes leadership.

    Cons

    Limited growth in some business units which creates a significant lateral flow of resources.


  3. ESPN is at the forefront of sports media and it shows in the breadth of experience they are able to offer.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    ESPN has the greatest reach and resources of any company in its field. ESPN is at the frontier of the way sports are covered and broadcasted to the masses, and they encourage their employees to push their own limits. ESPN is growing and has been fluorishing for years. ESPN is owned by Disney, which provides great benefit packages for employees.

    Cons

    ESPN headquarters are located in Bristol, CT, which is a very rural and unexciting place to live and work. ESPN, like any other major corporation, can be rich with politics.


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  5. The Review

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very exciting show. Good program.

    Cons

    Need more energetic people so interviews aren't boring.

    Advice to Management

    Hire me im a hard worker


  6. ESPN

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, caring leaders

    Cons

    Long work hours, understaffed, work/life balance lacking

    Advice to Management

    Please create more opportunities for work/life balance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Awesome company

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Great people Active work Everything is run very professionally in this career

    Cons

    Parking Work your way up may take a while Long hours Many meetings Presentations


  8. Use to be great

    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, nice work environment

    Cons

    Waaaaay to many levels of mgt.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting so much money.


  9. X Games Event Staff

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    Former Contractor - Event Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Event Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Volunteerism and philanthropy are highly valued here.

    Cons

    The X Games left LA for Austin, TX.

    Advice to Management

    Hopeful the X Games will someday return to Los Angeles, CA.


  10. Sales Planner

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big, brand name Excellent innovation efforts Worldwide leader in sports

    Cons

    Long hours Very strategic at all levels

    Advice to Management

    More promotion opportunities


  11. Awesome time working at this cutting edge company

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    Current Employee - Manager, Video Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Video Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work in a fast-paced environment with a collaborative staff and engaging managers.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up quickly with the huge amount of full time staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.



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