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Intern at Chicago office

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Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

I worked at ESPN part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great learning experience! I got to meet a lot of cool people and make connections that have helped me at future jobs.

Cons

A lot of long hours and days but it pays off! :) The events are a great atmosphere to network.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Nanomanaged & Hostile - Subordinates only own management failures, not own successes

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    Former Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - QA Automation Engineer in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Good pay: $60/HR, on-floor cafeteria, plenty of parking

    Cons

    There was about a three month "honeymoon" period and then the real culture appears....
    Hostile, credit robbing and blame ridden culture. Extreme nanomanagement. Work dumbed-down in comparison to job title. Forced into an endless cycle of re-working tests from broken processes instead of fixing the underlying problems. Pointing out failures is treated as treason. Even at $60/HR, there's only so much hostility a person can take.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to manage using something other than coercion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Opens the door for you at a lot of other places

    Cons

    The hours can be...ridiculous. Also, Bristol is NOT the best place to live.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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