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Great company, horrible HR

Senior Applications Architect (Current Employee) Bristol, CT

ProsExcellent company to work for, not much perks as people say, even though you can get into Disney parks for free anytime, you are 2000 miles from the nearest park.

If you want a job to seat and do nothing from 9 to 5, you find yourself a great place. Also, if you are not into great technology or great projects to work, yep, here is your place as well.

ConsHR is blocker in any promotion or way to get a better position. They still stuck with slow pace companies and very inefficient. They advocate to low ball all the salaries and try to oversell working for this company, because they know once you start working here, there is nowhere else to go. It is not like working in big cities like NY, Boston, etc. ESPN basically doesn't have to compete with anyone, so, don't expect market range salary here.

Another point is the location, Bristol is in middle of nowhere, nothing much to do around, you need to drive at least 30 minutes to find something.

Not forgetting the most disappointing thing, you have free coffee, however they don't provide cups (that is just the ridiculous part, they say it is for "greener" environment, really?! Recycling program doesn't help?), anyways, if you want to work here, bring your own coffee mug. (it includes some paper cups for your visits as well).

Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid any interference from HR, they may harm the business just by not knowing the real needs.
Also, try to keep the talents, the good ones are leaving every day.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend


    Work Hard Play Hard

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor

    Pros: Elite event access, fair wages, fringe benefits that make it… Cons: Monolithic hierarchy makes it hard for new employees to gain… Advice to Senior Management: Give newbies a shot at real responsibility, especially temps and… More
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    Awesome time working at this cutting edge company

    Manager, Video Production (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Work in a fast-paced environment with a collaborative staff and… Cons: It is difficult to move up quickly with the huge… Advice to Senior Management: Keep doing what you're doing. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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