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Helpful (2)

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

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

I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Advice to Management

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall a great experience, but it used to be better.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Researcher in Aspen, CO
    Former Contractor - Researcher in Aspen, CO

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The entire staff is thoroughly professional and dedicated to their mission. They organized and passionate about their projects. They want to succeed and they want their employees to be happy and to return year after year.

    Cons

    They are definitely scaling back and cutting budgets. They ask freelancers to work 12-16 hour days during the x games. They need police managers better who ask employees to work these inhumane hours, because it makes people like me, who would otherwise enjoy the job, not want to come back.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think just because people are passionate about the project that it's ok to work them 16 hours/day.


  2. Great company & work-life balance. Mediocre compensation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ad Producer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Ad Producer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Create a broader range of performance incentives.


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