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Low pay, but flexible company

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

Pros

Very casual dress code, you can wear jeans everyday.

Cons

Little room for advancement. Assistants are treated poorly. Assistants barely make over $40,000 and many of them went to better schools than the attorneys did , or some assistants even have their JD's. Lots of segregation between staff and attorneys, very little interaction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat assistants with respect and raise salaries.

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    Slippery slope

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    Current Employee - Associate Interactive Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Interactive Designer in New York, NY

    Pros

    - Good group of people and energy
    - Company benefits
    - Fairly open work environment

    Generally, the people working here are a great bunch. They're passionate about what they do and keep up an atmosphere of camaraderie. That said, you do encounter clique mentality among some departments which seems to happen in large companies like this.

    Cons

    - Very little room for growth
    - Outsource mentality (rarely takes advantage of internal creative resources)
    - Sometimes strange management hierarchy
    - Work/life balance (hours can be taxing in comparison to the worker benefits)

    ESPN does demand a lot from you, and sometimes recognition comes few and far between. Not much time to really live outside of work. It takes way too long to move up the food chain because of very low turnover time. People stay here for about 10+ years. If you're in a junior position you may have to leave to move up, career-wise. There can also be cases of individuals not being fully informed on projects which leads to a lot of back and forth.

    Overall, this is an OK company to work for, depending on which department you're in; but a lot of office politics you have to stomach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear and more informed about the workers you oversee. Too often supervisors and VPs are unaware of the work/skills of the people they manage.

    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting Culture

    Former Employee - Controller  in  Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Controller in Bristol, CT

    Pros

    Get to work with sports, and with fun information.

    Cons

    Unless you know somebody, it will be difficult to get move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some real journalists

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