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ESPN Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
274 Reviews
3.9
274 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.  

    Hard life, but worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Producer - Production in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Producer - Production in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    This is a large company with a lot of resources. If you are lucky enough to end up with a good manager, you have a good attitude, communicate and work hard, you will move up. You get paid decently and can have the opportunity to make OT if working on certain sport. Unless you are REALLY bad at your job, you will get raises and Christmas bonuses every year. I was lucky to have great managers and I worked really hard......then when I worked with another company I could clearly appreciate the high standard levels.

    Cons

    There are opportunities to move up to a certain extent. There is a bottle neck in the production department once you get to the Associate Producer Level. Work/Life balance can suck depending on your job....but remember what the benefits of working and thriving at a company like this can do for your career.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged. Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management.
    Need to offer more vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • 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 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

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  5.  

    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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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Okayish, stay for life company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    NFL, watching n working on cool apps, fixes, WFH as you like it

    Cons

    never join this if you want to grow. Everybody here stays years together and there is not much scope for innovation, best industry practices. Everyone comes in 9.30-5. This is not a typical software company!!! Extra layer of managemental bureaucracy by Assoc. Director. N the like..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more youngsters n get outta that mentality that you are getting a 'great' amount of work done. You care for the apps, delivery nothing else...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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