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Pros
  • "Relatively lax work environment(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great perks since B/R is under Warner Media(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The fact that they have any respect in the sports media space is a bit of a miracle(in 7 reviews)

  • "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)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great, unique sports-writing company!

      Jun 26, 2015 - Featured Columnist/Game-Day Correspondent in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This isn't your usual sports-media company. Bleacher Report offers the opportunity for young writers to showcase and hone their talent. Editors and advisers are always helpful. If you work hard, you can advance!

      Cons

      It's difficult to secure a full-time writing job with Bleacher Report. You might have to put in a lot of work for what seems like minimal gain.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Boomers Run Bleacher Report

      Nov 4, 2020 - Content/Creative Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free snacks, get to talk about sports with co-workers, decent 401K match plan.

      Cons

      Terrible company. No leadership. No diversity. No new ideas. It sucks to work somewhere that is run by a group of old white sports fans who stifle the creativity of their diverse young employees. The new CCO Sam Toles is out of touch and spends frivolous amounts of money on shows that aren't worth it. The CEO was let go due to racist remarks (Look up Howard Mittman) and not replaced. Turner Sports own BR and tried to sweep things under the rug. They have an outdated leadership structure. The fact that they have any respect in the sports media space is a bit of a miracle.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company with helpful people

      Nov 21, 2020 - Director of Production in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Leader in the modern sports media landscape, co-workers are generally helpful and friendly.

      Cons

      Fairly disorganized which causes people to scramble to fix problems at the last minute. Confusion and uncertainty about the future direction of the company has resulted in several rounds of layoffs in the last few years.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Producer

      Dec 5, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of cool people on staff. The office is full of free food and soda. Great office parties. Looks great on your resume. You'll build excellent digital media skills and work with some of the most talented people in the industry.

      Cons

      They can afford to pay extremely low salaries (compared to the industry) since a lot of people are desperate to break into sports media. Salary distribution is unfair on not relative to industry standards. Very little growth opportunity. Instead of splitting up weekend hours, certain staff get normal M-F schedule while others work every weekend all year. Other companies usually have a rotation. People who put in more effort and time were not padded on the back or paid more (would get same bonus as the people who clocked out).

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      11 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Mostly Excellent

      Jul 4, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I worked at B/R for several years and found many opportunities for advancement and new projects. I loved my coworkers and thought B/R did a great job of fostering community, though what I saw as a tight-knit group of coworkers/friends could certainly be perceived by newer employees as cliquish.

      Cons

      Sports media is a competitive industry, and the salary/hours can feel pretty rough in an expensive place like San Francisco. Things steadily changed after the Turner purchase. It's by no means bad now, it's just more corporate and less of an adventure than when I joined.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great, until it suddenly wasn't

      Feb 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place for

      Jun 14, 2017 - Senior Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A truly creative sports media company.

      Cons

      Still finding its voice in the sports media world.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Contractor, more than 3 years

      Video editor

      Sep 9, 2017 - Video Editor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free beer, happy hours, catered lunch occasionally. Fun atmosphere during major sporting events. Free tickets to games and also opportunities to meet athletes.

      Cons

      Pretty much everything. Extremely low pay, awful hours, terrible management. CEO sucks, has no clue.. when this place got bought out by Turner it lost all its culture and charisma. Stay away. Plenty of other great opportunities in sports media that pay way better

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Producer

      May 30, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Young, progressive, cutting edge of sports media.

      Cons

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

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Editorial Manager

      Oct 23, 2017 - Editorial Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing familial atmosphere/structure. Career development support at many levels and in many departments.

      Cons

      In a larger department, personal growth and job responsibilities were not treated equally. Sports media moves fast, which made a focus on individuals difficult.

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