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A great place to work.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT

I have been working at ESPN

Pros

Active, friendly place to work. Always something exciting going on or coming up. Massive company parties, like the picnic and holiday party (R.I.P.).

Cons

Human resources is slow accomplishing anything, from contacting you, hiring, posting jobs, and get promotions in order. Sometimes Disney corporate policies are in place that have no relevance to working here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

"Pay for Performance" is a great motto, but I have seen HR policies and politics get in the way of good people with great reviews being promoted while consultants get converted over to full-time employees. It made no sense.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a good company to start your career at... just get out after about the 3rd year

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    If you love sports, this is the place to be
    Exciting, high paced environment
    Good bond between co-workers
    Always fun to hear the reaction you get when you tell people you work at ESPN

    Cons

    CONNECTICUT
    No one really cares about work-life balance even though it's preached
    No appreciation for a job well done
    Poor pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know it's tough times and we're supposed to do more with less, cut us some slack, though. We're getting burned out!

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Good & The Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    The most talented people in the industry work here. There's great people outside ESPN, but chances are they ended up here at some point or are still there.

    Cons

    Everything you hated about how a high school cafeteria functioned socially is true at ESPN. Imagine it's with adults who have money and hormones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're your employees. They break their backs because they love what they do. They make you look good. Appreciate them.

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