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ESPN Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
303 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • Hard to maintain work-life balance ( depending on your postion) (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Digital Sales Planner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Digital Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Digital Sales Planner in New York, NY

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of talented and innovative people, great perks (have been able to make it a few games in my time here), and there is room for growth as turnover is pretty quick, with many colleagues getting promoted.

    Cons

    Still very Corporate, which can be a turn off to some, but is expected. The

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent environment!

    Cons

    Limited room for growth opportunities

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great learning experience and propelled me into my current job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    It's a great asset for your resume and you make valuable contacts. Those contacts helped me later in my career.

    Cons

    The salary for PA's is a little low. It's not close to a major city. Starting at an entry level position it's easy to get lost in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt it was easy to get lost in the shuffle among upper management. Maybe meeting with CP's a few more times a year to review your recent work might help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Los Angeles, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire me im a hard worker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Too many Chiefs, to few indians

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Technology in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    ESPN/Disney has decent compensation and perks. Always work to be done because the company never stops growing.

    Cons

    Way too may mid and senior level managers. Actual workers get little appreciation and less and and less help. Disney needs to go over ESPN management and start making the deadwood (of which there is a ton) retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the workers and fire some management. Company has deteriorated since George Bodenhiemer left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot, met a lot of people

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

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    Sports
    it's ESPN
    Learning a lot
    gym and cafeteria on sight, also have intramural sports

    Cons

    Very hard to get a full time position in certain areas
    Tough hours, but that does come with sports
    Bristol isn't for everybody

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ESPN is a great company with great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Former Contractor - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Sports. Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    No room for headcount so if you are not hired as a full-time employee, goodluck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create room for good employees after contracts expire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Not at all what I expected!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn specially for those out of college.

    Cons

    There are internal clicks that makes it impossible for someone to develop skills and further their career unless you are part of that click. There is no balance of objectivity or subjectivity when it comes to evaluating employees. They rather rely on third party contractors rather than it's own employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be an evaluation of the overall business process from the top down to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ESPN as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting athletes from all over the sports world. Working with some of the best guys in radio.

    Cons

    The internship had to come to an end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ESPN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Please create more opportunities for work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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