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Compensation is low but great place to learn and develop career

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Bristol, CT
Current Employee - Account Executive in Bristol, CT

I have been working at ESPN

Pros

Love Sports, Innovative, Challenging, Talented and Intelligent Co Workers, Perks

Cons

Compensation, Disney Corporate Structure, Living in CT, Communication; lack of culture in central connecticut

Advice to ManagementAdvice

foster greater communication and develop increased opportunities for mentorship and career growth opportunities, further develop synergy opportunities between departments and Walt Disney Company entities.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    George is one of the best people in this business or any other. Simply the best.

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    If you love sports, it doesn't get much better than this. Great people, good leadership, and a really fun place to work. Now adays, those are not easy things to find. It also provides pretty good job security, and despite compensatino shortcomings, it is the only division of the Walt Disney COmpany that pays an annual bonus every year.

    Cons

    First, Bristol is not a fun place to live, especially if you are young and single. It is two hours from anywhere. It is better for young families, however. Second, ESPN is notoriously bad at compensating people. They clearly believe that people will take less money to work here. They may by right, but after a while the fun wears off when you look at your bank account. Third, there is not enough turnover (i.e. no one ever leaves). This can make it challenging to advance.

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    Thy need to do a better job of recognizing the smartest people in the organization and moving them up the ladder quickly. There is too much dead wood in the place -- they shold be more aggressive about making management changes when someone isn't getting the job done.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It sounds better to say you work at ESPN than it actual is to work at ESPN

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    It sounds glamorous and sexy and the salary/benefits are excellent. They also are quite flexible if you need time off for anything. I was relatively new at the time and needed unplanned surgery and they allowed me to work from home since I did not technically have the time available.

    Cons

    Some of the decisions by Exceutive leadership can leave you scratching your head. Also, there is an odd, hard to describe culture where women treat other women horribly at the office (for a perception of strength I guess). They are cut throat to themselves but treat the males fine--very strange.

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    Hire people that actually have relevant experience for the role.

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