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Too many Chiefs, Not enough Indians

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Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Bristol, CT
Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Bristol, CT

I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Subject matter, great people to work with, great location to raise a family

Cons

Anyone with an office or a title thinks they are an expert in anything. No trust in their subject matter experts. Anyone with an iPhone thinks they understands mobile and how to build a successful product. The company itself does a terrible job managing their managers. If you get a terrible manager (which seem to outnumber the good ones by a lot) you are doomed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let people who have experience in their industry make tough decisions. Titles should not override performance. Create a better metric to evaluate the performers and make that mean something rather than higher ups that are in meetings all day and don't understand the products that are being built.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decent Company

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    Former Employee - Process Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Process Analyst in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Great place for a sports fan to work. Full time employee are eligible for yearly Disney passes.

    Cons

    Career growth curve varies by business area depending on which department one gets hired into.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Scheduling Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Scheduling Coordinator in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Working will all co-workers both external and internal

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, Business layoff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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