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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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  5. "Time well spent"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    The company treats people very well. Many smart people to work with. Progressive in terms of diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    The company is maturing now and big growth years are over.


  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. "Changing Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fun product and decent benefits, especially Disney perks

    Cons

    Culture is changing and lack of vision/communication from leadership right now. Challenging time as ratings are declining on SportsCenter. Lots of good people have left.


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    "Production Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Good oppourtunties
    Paid Leave
    401K

    Cons

    Same stuff every day
    Small work space


  9. "The worldwide leader for good reason"

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    Former Employee - Web Editor in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Web Editor in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Resources to help you succeed and further your personal growth is readily available. Wonderful and caring co-workers, multitude of options and departments to really pursue your passion and interests, Disney tickets.

    Cons

    Advancement is often limited due to company size. Desired salary can be challenging due to outside interest and overall popularity and notoriety of the company.


  10. "Great company with a bit too much middle management"

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    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun perks like a company picnic, celebrity appearances, fun environment, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Lots of middle management, many of whom don't contribute a ton aside from going to meetings and writing emails

    Crazy schedules because it's a 24-hour company

    Advice to Management

    More upwards mobility/in-grade promotions


  11. "Lead Post-Production Editor | Motion Graphics Producer"

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    Former Employee - Lead Post-Production Editor | Motion Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Lead Post-Production Editor | Motion Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized efficient and highly effective work place.

    Cons

    Low starting pay options. Work balance/life due to location is poor. Connecticut has little to offer for young and single employees.


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