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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
Disapproves of CEO

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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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    Deception and Mismanagement

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    Former Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Montgomery, AL

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    Great name and strong brand. Great network of talent and people behind the scenes making things happen.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. No consideration for employees lives outside of the workplace although they preach it well. Complete cover-up and internal politics at senior level. Lying and intentionally misleading advertisers and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy it while you can. Someday someone is going to knock you off the hill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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