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Current Employee - Art Director in Bristol, CT
Current Employee - Art Director in Bristol, CT

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

Pros

The Perks and the benefits: Disney park access and loads of discounts.

Cons

No growth unless you know the right people and shake the right hands within the core groups.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create real job definitions so that people actually know when they're going above and beyond instead of the above-and-beyond becoming their job description.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of fun, stress and sense of accomplishment

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid to watch sports and create stories via highlights/video clips. It's great to see your hard work played out on television every night and everyone you work with is as much a sports nuts as you are.

    Cons

    Everyone feels underpaid for the amount of work/stress involved in the job, especially when we know we're the cream of the crop putting out great material night after night. Hours 4pm - whenever the last game ends. Sometimes we're out at 1130, sometimes its 2 AM. The higher-ups are hesitant to make improvements or stray away from their already successful formula.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks with great ideas. Everyone is immensely creative and rarely will throw out horrible ideas. We all understand what's at stake and only want to make the show better. After all, we are looking to make a name for ourselves so we're constantly bringing our A game.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    ESPN is awesome, location is below average

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    Current Employee - Intern in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Intern in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    It's great, I would love to work here.

    Cons

    The location is below average.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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