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Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
294 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
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    Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  3.  

    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

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    ESPN Production crew

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    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
  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    Good environment and great experience

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

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people and environment, especially if you like sports and that world. Casual work environment and many perks to the job.

    Cons

    Some times tasks or matters can be handled more efficiently. I generally think experience plays a large in figuring those things out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, lots of perks.

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

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you love sports and technology, it is the perfect place to work. They are always on the cutting-edge of new ways to tell a story.

    Cons

    In house politics between middle and upper management can be very cut throat. All department heads don't always share information and duplicate works gets done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Department heads need to collaborate with each other more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ESPN is a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  10.  

    Excellent, great teamwork, amazing environment of talented people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork
    Opportunity for growth
    Great benefits
    Cutting edge technology
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    Hard to maintain work-life balance ( depending on your postion)
    Most folks stay with company, so can hurt growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a solution to work-life balance and I think with even more communication it can be achieved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    2012 assoc. op review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    disney tickets, yrly bonus, raises, discounts, downtown

    Cons

    hours, bad off days, location, values,management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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