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Bleacher Report Reviews

Updated August 10, 2018
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Pros
  • "The people who work at B/R are awesome" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Free beer at the end of the day" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some people go into the program with the hope of writing for B/R after the program is done, and they're somewhat vague about that possibility" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Sports media moves fast, which made a focus on individuals difficult" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Lovely company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time

    Pros

    Excellent office with lots of snacks. Great environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes too chill in the office.


  2. "Content Progammer"

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    Current Employee - Content Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Content Programmer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bleacher Report full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, cool culture, get to dive into sports all day.

    Cons

    Terrible upward mobility and management. Almost impossible to move up within programming and extremely underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Give people a career route.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Content Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, good benefits and perks

    Cons

    Difficult to move up within programming


  4. "Review of Content Roles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone tries to help others succeed.

    Cons

    Everyone in content is extremely underpaid for the type of work they do.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great, until it suddenly wasn't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Fun, casual workplace environment
    -Decent pay/benefits
    -Positive relationships fostered between co-workers

    Cons

    -Goals and strategies changed almost constantly and were hard to follow
    -Management mostly opaque regarding performance
    -Superiors untrustworthy of capable employees
    -Little room for upward mobility
    -Cult-like atmosphere in office, implicitly forcing employees to believe B/R is flawless and the end-all, be-all in sports media.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. Be transparent with employees. Treat and value employees as individuals, not just paychecks.


  6. "Almost a dream job, but lacks direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bleacher Report full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You essentially get paid to watch and write about sports. What's better than that? I've also been able to interview superstar athletes, cover professional sporting events and even once played basketball with some former pros. There used to be a stigma abut writing for B/R--I've been around long enough to know how suspect some of the content was--but at this point, it's an established, mostly respected journalism brand.

    Cons

    The goalposts are rarely stationary. I don't think B/R has figured out what it wants to be. Sometimes, hard-hitting reporting seems to be the focus. The next minute, they're trying to be comedians. And you're never really coached on whatever they want, even though it's constantly changing. You also work on annual contracts--at least, everyone in my position did--and it's hard to get a good sense on where you stand. Even if yours is renewed every year, there are still some tense moments every 12 months.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your homegrown employees. And figure out which direction you want to take.


  7. "Time of my life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Really cool and amazing people.
    - It's Sports!!!

    Cons

    - More corporate than you would expect

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  8. "Great place for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bleacher Report full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A truly creative sports media company.

    Cons

    Still finding its voice in the sports media world.


  9. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bleacher Report full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Young, progressive, cutting edge of sports media.

    Cons

    Management is wildly inexperienced and develop little or no career path.

    Advice to Management

    Truly understand where your employees want to go in their careers and help them get there -- that's what good managers do.


  10. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bleacher Report part-time

    Pros

    great place great environment great team

    Cons

    none absolute greatest place ever

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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