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Great People, Great Place

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Former Employee - Lead Content Editor in Bristol, CT
Former Employee - Lead Content Editor in Bristol, CT

I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

ESPN is filled with remarkable people who just want to put out a great product. The attention to detail and just wanting to be the best

Cons

There are no real downsides other than as it has gotten so big, it has gotten a little corporate

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Always make sure you spend time with those under you

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    Value experience to learn production and management

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    Current Employee - Content Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Content Producer in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Reputable company - Disney. Gateway to move on to other networks.

    Cons

    Log jam of employees looking for promotion. If you start as a Production Assistant, don't expect to move up the ladder fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop writing checks for digital buildings and sports that you can't air the championship to.

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    It is not like "This is SportCenter" Commercials, but very close

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    Former Employee - Programming Intern in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Programming Intern in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    ESPN is world's leader sports media company for a reason. They have a dedicated focus to serve fans and they have the resources and motivation to do so. Everyone there is very nice to the interns and were very open to chat. While it is a big corporation, it has small aspects of a start-up such as ping-pong tables, awesome gym, game rooms, and a social environment in the cafeteria (The Caf).

    Cons

    Since the industry is constantly changing and ESPN is such a big company the organizational structure can get confusing and frustrating to work with. Senior level work can be cool and meaningful, but it seems like it takes a really long time to reach that level rising within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue embracing the change in the industry and be open to embracing ideas from the bottom up.

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