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great for more senior people but tough to climb the ladder for junior

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY

I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

get to work in the sports world. if you are a sports fan, you won't find a cooler company to work with.

Cons

limited upward mobility...no clear guidance on promotional guidelines
most junior people agree that the company is amazing once you can get to the top. getting to the top though is a difficult thing to do. it seems like a black box in terms of who moves up and who doesn't. may be better to join the company at a senior level and try climbing the ladder someplace else first

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provide more opportunity for junior people to rise through the ranks...provide clear guidance on how to do so

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    Great company & work-life balance. Mediocre compensation.

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    Current Employee - Ad Producer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Ad Producer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Talented, creative, fun coworkers
    Great products, content and resources
    High Impact
    Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Non competitive salaries and weak incentives/bonuses
    Difficult to gain visibility with the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a broader range of performance incentives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Upbeat & fun, but you'd better be a team player.

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    Current Employee - General Editor
    Current Employee - General Editor

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

    Pros

    High esprit de corps, a sense of fun to be there, to be able to contribute, and a brand you can be proud of.

    Cons

    They love their meetings, which can be tough if you're coming from a looser, more spontaneous creative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would love to see more national jobs based at their LA campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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