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ESPN Bristol Reviews

Updated August 21, 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. "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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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Production Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Disney benefits are tremendous. They really care about the well being of employees.

    Cons

    Top heavy in middle and upper management. Little room to move. Very competitive and can be a a "back stabbing" environment. Being a middle aged white male is a huge disadvantage and will prevent growth. Diversity is emphasized whether the person is the best candidate or not. You are pushed to train other to do your job so they can replace you with lower cost managers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat older employees that have built the company with respect instead of disposable talent.

  3. "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


  4. "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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Portfolio Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Time well spent"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Great Perk's and Great Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Production Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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