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Helpful (1)

Not all its cracked up to be

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good environment, work life balance, etc.

Cons

Top heavy organization, old boys club on occassion.

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (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

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Researcher in Aspen, CO
    Former Contractor - Researcher in Aspen, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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