ESPN Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
261 Reviews
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261 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 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    customer service

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN part-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    none company was great to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what your are doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience as an intern with the Digital Marketing team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get a ton of exposure to the different digital products ESPN owns and through the exposure learn a lot about digital marketing as a whole. The people you work with are incredibly friendly and the company has a very casual work atmosphere. They really looked out for the interns and always offered help. I was never afraid to ask questions during a meeting and got a great understanding of the relationships between the marketing team, sales team and sports management team

    Cons

    The beginning was very slow. A lot of what you work on are things you learn as you go so in the beginning it can be difficult to understand what they expect from you. IT can be extremely slow if you have an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Incredible place to work;

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A near-obsession with ensuring it is staying on the front edge of trends. Smart people everywhere. Crosses many industries and technologies. Appreciated even more when you spend time around other major media, tech and telecoms companies.

    Cons

    Not perfect - no place is. HQ location in semi-rural central CT is tough for many, and without question it does thrive on a culture and people that battle with work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ESPN is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at ESPN as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People care about you as a person instead of just work. Everyone is happy and genuinely nice around "Bristol Campus"

    Cons

    Bristol is boring besides ESPN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love ESPN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and good management.

    Cons

    I do not find any cons. I think the scheduling is a little tough but overall is a great place to work.

  7.  

    Great organization to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stats Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Stats Analyst in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They invest in employees and provide good benefits. Very good work environment. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Change can be slow, as with most big companies. This prevents a lot of good feedback from being fully implemented. Most entry-level jobs (and many middle-management roles) require night/weekend/holiday hours. Because of demand most entry-level roles are underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place to work and succeed

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

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

    Pros

    They care about you! Perks, benefits, and they attempt work life balance

    Cons

    24/7/265 because of these hours, you can't please everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get behind the education push for those who want to pursue advanced degrees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I can see myself working here for a while

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexibility in schedules and the feeling of a community throughout the entire company. Very relaxed environment

    Cons

    Haven't been here long enough to find any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication flowing and continue to take advice from those "below" you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, great environment.

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

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    Friendly employees and very flexible with student schedule.

    Cons

    Number of hours inherently limited by number of network-fed programs.

  11.  

    Fun and Rewarding Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    As with everything, what you put into this internship determines what you will receive from it!

    Cons

    Even though it's a growing company, they need more job openings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop their Human Resource.

    Recommends

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