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ESPN Bristol Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 35 reviews)

  • Some events require working long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Content Associate"

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    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


  3. "We work directly with directors to design mass amounts of graphics for shows"

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    Current Employee - Associate Motion Graphics Designer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Motion Graphics Designer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. You get to work with wonderful people. They want to see you succeed and are willing to help you find your path.

    Cons

    Working odd, long hours. There are a few times where you can't leave your seat because numerous graphics requests would come in back-to-back


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    "Portfolio Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Portfolio Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Perks for working there!

    Cons

    I fear the continued job cuts will continue to occur.


  6. "Great Perk's and Great Benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Owned by Disney and so the perks throughout the country are great. Multiple deals on anywhere from vacation to car insurance!

    Cons

    Hard to advance; A lot of "red tape" in companies

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people


  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Editorial Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Benefits are great, and working in sports TV production is amazing. There are so many talented people here

    Cons

    The hours are non-traditional, resulting in not a great work-life balance because shifts can be 4a-1p or 5p-2a. But that's TV, so it's known going into it


  8. "Software Engineer I"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment. Surrounded by people who loves sports. See famous sports anchors and commentators every day.

    Cons

    I have none thus far.


  9. "Ok Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people work in ESPN

    Cons

    Lack of vision in future


  10. "Excellent company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Constantly challenging you in new areas to make sure you are continually growing as a member of a huge tight knit team.

    Cons

    Sometimes varied schedules depending on department.


  11. "Come work here!"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Good salary
    -Fantastic health/vision/dental benefits
    -Friendly, welcoming, and diverse corporate culture
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Part of the Walt Disney Company, which means free park admission and Disney discounts

    Cons

    I really can't think of any. I'm so glad to be here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and thanks for all you do to keep everyone motivated and informed about the industry.



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