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In IT side i had fun time at ESPN but however don't expect much in terms of pay or career growth prospects.

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Former Employee - Applications Developer III in Bristol, CT
Former Employee - Applications Developer III in Bristol, CT

I worked at ESPN

Pros

Worked for the IT department in North Campus, It is fun and relaxed environment. With TVs all around you will definitely won't much in sport and plus there is lot of activities going on the main campus.

Cons

Lack of competitive pay and growth. Also felt like there is push to hire more and more rather than focus on getting things done with available resources and building and promoting them.

 In IT department Indians make up large portion of work force but very few are in management level which was little puzzling.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to more open to promote talented hires.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great! They give you the tools to flourish but it is up to you to succeed

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    its a great place to be. If you excel at working your tail off and relish pressure situations then this si the place for you.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost in the shuffle but really that is any company. Living in Bristol really wasn't ideal..But you can say that about anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ESPN is the worldwide leader in sports. Why change a good thing. You know how to identify an asset and make the most of it.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A "Sweat Shop" environment and rampant nepotism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    The technology, some of the worker-level employees are great people. If you're a sports fan there's monitors showing sports in a lot of places about the workplace. The technical people are great.

    Cons

    They demand a 12 hour workday of everyone who is salaried: from the lowest paid admins to the managers. Very high turnover as people are misled when hired and told the long hours are "just temporary". Some of the managers are verbally abusive, others are hiring their friends and relatives regardless of competency: relatives with no skills for a particular job will get promoted over highly skilled employees. Very bad place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees with simple human respect, allow for a reasonable work/life balance, fire the half of management that promotes bad practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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