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  1.  

    world wide leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Announcer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Announcer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at ESPN part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great place and SOOO fun

    Cons

    dont expect rapid advancement,, there is a lot of ;paying your dues'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just keep on doiin what youre doin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Writer in Bristol, CT
    Current Contractor - Writer in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ESPN name is one that gets ur foot in doors.

    Cons

    Same as most corporations now...stars get more dough, everyone else sort of fights for peanuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think of workers as people, with families, and medical needs, not as ways to reduce the budget when you fire them, or pay them so-so wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Very fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    People are cool and management is relaxed. Hours are relaxed nobody looking down your throat counting minutes. Do a good job and people dont care how long you work.

    Cons

    There isnt much going on for a young person in the hartford/bristol area. Theres somewhat of a lack of structure from above, takes a very long time for big projects to develop

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    X Games Event Staff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Event Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Event Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Volunteerism and philanthropy are highly valued here.

    Cons

    The X Games left LA for Austin, TX.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopeful the X Games will someday return to Los Angeles, CA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Production Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Production Intern in Bristol, CT
    Current Intern - Production Intern in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Coming to work everyday is exciting, offers excellent benefits, top-notch facilities, and unrivaled opportunity for networking in the sports industry.

    Cons

    Consumes your life, promotions are difficult to come by unless you are very long tenured, it's a corporation and while it sounds glamorous it is a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intense and sometimes rewarding, but unfocused.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology and Operations Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Technology and Operations Analyst in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Very exciting and fast moving, with several intangible perks.

    Cons

    Lack of focus in determining direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible brand to be associated with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Affiliate Sales & Marketing
    Current Employee - Affiliate Sales & Marketing

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offer some of the greatest media products and brands, and has, and uses, their leverage to get distribution. Everyone will return your call.

    Cons

    Club-like setting of old-boys network. Non-insiders will not be advanced and club members will be protected in any downsizing, regardless of talent or value to business advancement. Unfortunately employees quickly find that your career will be better served by making friends with the right group and assuring that you cover yourself, than trying to move the business forward. Definitely a second set of rules and evaluations for employees that are connected to the original Bristol thread. An unusually large percentage of management have poor people management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refresh management on media networks side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Alright place to work with negatives

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

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

    Pros

    pay, childcare, benefits, café, grounds

    Cons

    ethically challenged management at times

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    It's not just a job ... it's your life

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

    People look at you in awe when you tell them you work at ESPN. A great place to hone your skills. Most people are willing to teach you anything they know.

    Cons

    Recognition doesn't always come from what you do. A lot depends on who you know and how well you praise them. The scale on Work/Life balance is definitely tilted toward work. Its very hard to do balance life when work takes up your life 24/7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ESPN has an incredible amount of smart and talented employees, but is the bloom coming off the rose?

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    clearly the leader in sports media and technology and part of the Disney family

    Cons

    organization can feel siloed and you can see the impact of the pressures of the increased competition in the sports media landscape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skipper has done a solid job so far, but some of the cultural strength of the organization left with Bodenheimer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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