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ESPN Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
242 Reviews

3.8
242 Reviews
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ESPN President John Skipper
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • clearly the leader in sports media and technology and part of the Disney family (in 11 reviews)

  • Great team, Awesome work life balance, Opportunity to learn (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The scale on Work/Life balance is definitely tilted toward work (in 11 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Planner

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

    Pros

    Big, brand name
    Excellent innovation efforts
    Worldwide leader in sports

    Cons

    Long hours
    Very strategic at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotion opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work Hard Play Hard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Elite event access, fair wages, fringe benefits that make it really worth putting in the extra effort

    Cons

    Monolithic hierarchy makes it hard for new employees to gain responsibility and credibility, long hours, relentless commitment to excellence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give newbies a shot at real responsibility, especially temps and interns

  3.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

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

    Pros

    Great company that provides sports information to college teams and websites.

    Cons

    Smaller company so HR questions were not immediately answered, but were within a few days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change a thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    ESPN is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT- Contract  in  Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - IT- Contract in Bristol, CT

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
     - Beautiful offices
     - Love sports enthusiasts

    Cons

    - Contract positions have end dates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    a great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Highlight Editor  in  Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Highlight Editor in Bristol, CT

    Pros

    great facility, friendly co worker

    Cons

    none i can think of

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best companies on the planet.

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

    Pros

    Incredibly complex and challenging technical problems to solve.
    World class facilities.
    Blue collar work ethic - everyone works hard!
    Sports + Technology

    Cons

    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    You'll learn more at ESPN in 2 weeks than at most companies in 2 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    Pros

    great work culture, great brand values, great people.

    Cons

    Needs improvement on work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for! Tons for perks and everyone genuinely wants you to succeed.

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

    Pros

    You learn so much through your work and they switch you on projects/accounts so that you are never bored. I am able to work from home as needed and never are expected to work on the weekends.

    Cons

    A lot of people need to be fired and replaced with people who are younger, brighter, and able to come up with better ways to improve current processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull for more promotions, not just assignments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Team environment, amazing brand, friendly people. Great work life balance

    Cons

    Not very much cons, great experience overall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work for if you like sports

    Cons

    too much sport if you dont like sports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify to other sports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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