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ESPN Bristol Reviews

Updated August 8, 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. "Best job ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are in charge of content on ESPN.com, you learn to think quick on your feet. Work with true professionals who are all fun and easy going

    Cons

    Only part time, limited hours. Hard to find hours in the summer. Work can get repetitive sometimes. Very hard to move up


  2. 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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Excellent company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Come work here!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "ESPN"

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    Former Employee - Data Manager in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open thinking encouraged. Great deal of get the job done, very little finger pointing.

    Cons

    Layoffs caused by poor decision making on programming and how it affect everyday jobs.

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Always open to help you expand in your career and set you up for success.
    Great training is provided for your job.
    Great benefits including Disney perks!

    Cons

    Vacation accrual.
    Odd Hours if you're in the production team.


  9. "ESPN Review"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Digital Media in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, very friendly and motivated.

    Cons

    I get a mass email every two minutes, but after all, there's a lot happening in the sports world!


  10. "QA Analyst II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst II in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - QA Analyst II in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great environment to work in

    Cons

    No real work life balance, pretty much always working.


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