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It has been fun and at times very stressful

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Current Employee - Lead Studio Operator in Bristol, CT
Current Employee - Lead Studio Operator in Bristol, CT

I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Flexible schedule and meeting athletes

Cons

The bosses want their employees to be flexible with their schedules but the bosses aren't as flexible when it comes to working with employees to get their Life to have Balance outside of work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be flexible when it comes to working with employees that want to take company sponsored classes or activities outside of work.

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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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 3 years)

    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.

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    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

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor (more than a year)

    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.

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