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ESPN Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
271 Reviews
3.9
271 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perks, benefits, and they attempt work life balance (in 13 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 15 reviews)

  • Long hours and traveling was constant (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    promotions, time off, great location

    Cons

    sometimes things can be slow moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with all levels of employees more

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a great beginning job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor

    Pros

    Great perks, many friendly people.

    Cons

    On the deportes side, not much room for growth.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome company

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than an 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

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at ESPN part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Something interesting is always happening and not to mention fun. You get to grow here and be surrounded by people who love their job just as much as they love sports. It's a win win!

    Cons

    Compensation seems to be a bit lower than average specifically because everyone wants to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work

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

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

    Pros

    If you truly love sports, you will fit right in. Everyone in the building is really laid back and outgoing which is nice.

    Cons

    Demanding work schedule for a minimum amount of pay. Daily commute can also become a hassle at certain times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyable and exciting workplace

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

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good benefits, plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, time-off policy for entry level workers is sub-par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the workers who make the company a fun place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A chance to work for "The World Wide Leader In Sports"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Very aggressive growth position, flexibility to guide your career path, great benefits, Best in class name recognition, solid core values

    Cons

    A bee hive environment, can get a bit robotic, HQ location, leadership tends to become disconnected with satalite locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HQ should keep in better touch with outposts. Honest reviews of management would be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Use to be great

    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting so much money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Intern - ESPN 1000

    Former Employee - Production Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ESPN as an intern

    Pros

    Working with smart people, sports, celebrity encounters

    Cons

    Unpaid internship - the norm in the industry. Not a good path to full time employment

  11.  

    ESPN Production crew

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good atmosphere, skews young, for the most part treated fairly, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Schedule/hours pay could be more competitive, becoming too corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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