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ESPN Bristol Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • The hours are non-traditional, resulting in not a great work-life balance because shifts can be 4a-1p or 5p-2a (in 35 reviews)

  • Some events require working long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Everyday is different and exciting."

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    Current Employee - Security Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Security Associate in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are the reason for working here. Also MIckey Mouse is out boss and the discounts to all Walt Disney has to offer for famIlies.

    Cons

    Don't have any cons at this time. The place is centrally located to everywhere. So no cons at this time.


  2. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bristol, CT

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good moving package and decent benefits

    Cons

    work is highly stressful and isn't equally distributed

    Advice to Management

    consistency

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A great company on the wane."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, with Starbucks, fitness centers and child care available.

    Cons

    A couple of rounds of layoffs per year lately
    Waning income streams
    Way too many layers of management
    CTO says they're a "technology company," then ignores IT for years

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your IT staff and try to keep them happy. Stop appointing new heads of IT departments, then letting them go. It creates unheard of levels of instability and unhappiness. In situations like this the best people leave, and only the people that couldn't find jobs elsewhere will stay, it's like filtering out your best people. There's a feeling that no one at the top is paying attention or cares, and multiple rounds of layoffs really don't help.


  4. "Content Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, really really great people, its the world wide leader, youre creating some of the best content in the world.

    Cons

    salary, state taxes, and living in CT is really expensive. the salary doesnt help much with living expenses. you really have to lower your standards of living, social life, and happiness when moving here for work. there is nothing here but the job, literally. it is difficult to move up and get promoted. the promotion rate here is pretty awful for such a massive company.

    Advice to Management

    pay your foundation of workers. the CA's more money.


  5. "ESPN Review"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    love of sports, work with people at the top of their profession

    Cons

    struggling to find the answers to cord-cutting/getting content onto new platforms and monetizing it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Content Operations in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Content Operations in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, value employees, great benefits. Is a company that I would be happy to work for the rest of my career.

    Cons

    Industry is struggling, future not guaranteed. Downside of a position has been well documented in the media. Unsure if more cuts will come from higher ups or from "average" employees.

    Advice to Management

    More communication needed with employees on the long term viability of positions.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid, successful company. Employee perks such as a gym, disney discounts/passes, and intramural sports. Many different areas of the company makes it easy to move around.

    Cons

    24 hour company so many groups work around the clock and on holidays and weekends. our department hasn't seen any promotions for nearly 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to be transparent in your communication with your staff, meet regularly and give real-time feedback.

  8. "Was great , but now it's a middle age company with no appreciation for how it got to where it is"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good people and great technology. There is the ability to make a difference. Great Healthcare benefits and you've a Disney employee.

    Cons

    No long term memory. People are tossed even if they are going good jobs. You need to live in the middle of CT..

    Advice to Management

    Remember how you got to be so big.


  9. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Producer in Bristol, CT
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits

    Cons

    Uncertain future in the TV business


  10. "Content Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Resources, Talent Mentors, Networking connections, On-hand experience

    Cons

    Huge company, operates like a machine


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