ESPN Reviews

Updated March 19, 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
  • 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. 1 person found this helpful

    Fantastic Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Production Operations in Bristol, CT
    Former Intern - Production Operations in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    - Unlimited access to anything you'd want to learn
    - Excellent communication from supervisors
    - Great resume builder
    - You get to meet some cool people

    Cons

    - You have to pay for housing
    - If you're a production intern, your hours are matched to your supervisor's, so your schedule can be luck of the draw

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Media Technologies.....Management get a clue how to run your department!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Operator in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Media Operator in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers to work with!

    Cons

    Media Technologies Management has no clue!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MT Management needs to get a better grip on the day to day operations, both days and nights!
    Some members of MT Management needs to show their face more often then the department meetings!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Current Employee Review

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    Current Employee - ESPN Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - ESPN Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Work culture, benefits, resources available to you in your position

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Digital Sales Planner

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    • 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
  7. 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

  8. It was very cool to work in the sports scene, but you don't get to enjoy the sports at all.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    You get to see famous athletes. You also get to meet some very nice people but don't expect them to be your friends.

    Cons

    The hours were horrible. You don't have a set schedule so planning things in advance is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that you should have more of a structure for schedule. But i realize that it can also be impossible because you have thousands of people to manage.

  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Too many Chiefs, to few indians

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    • Senior Management
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    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

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