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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
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    Fair

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    Current Employee - Project Statistics Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Project Statistics Associate in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Job is fairly easy. Get paid to watch sports and do basic data entry. Casual work environment with friendly people who have similar interests as you. Very accommodating with schedule.

    Cons

    Mostly night shifts and schedule is based off of production needs. Must be able to work on the weekends. On-the-go training. Maximum of 28 hours a week.

    Approves of CEO
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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
    Approves of CEO
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