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ESPN Bristol Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. Helpful (6)

    "It used to be a good place to work. It's gotten too corporate now."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On-Air Specialist in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - On-Air Specialist in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pride our brand and in a good on-air product. State of the art technologies and always looking to push the envelope.

    Cons

    Too many e-mails, meetings and corporate paperwork. Managers treat employees like just a number. Management needs more training. Work-life balance needs to be a priority again. Company more concerned about costs and less concerned about quality. Too much paperwork and meetings for yearly reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like children and more like part of the team.


  2. "Great Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Segment Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Segment Producer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you love sports, you'll love the job.

    Cons

    Working holidays, night, and weekends.

  3. "Not the dream job that one would expect"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Digital Media Editor in Bristol, CT
    Former Contractor - Digital Media Editor in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Work with sports
    -Amazing campus, facilities and cafeteria
    -Company reputation for resume builder

    Cons

    -Location
    -Salary
    -Hours
    -Treatment by management
    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Location, location, location

    Advice to Management

    -Give employees more respect, appreciation, input
    -Do not allow and/or partake in office politics/gossip
    -Make employee satisfaction and their concerns a priority


  4. "Great company to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "PA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great people to work with

    Cons

    Watch people who dont have your best interest at hand. Some people are there to help others are there with ulterior motives

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling


  6. "ESPN Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  7. "ESPN Producer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Producer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on amazing events.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to improve work-life balance so employees stop burning out!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Future Cloudy???"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Bristol, CT
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice environment. Great Cafe, Starbucks on campus. Great domain, if a sports fan. Company does a really good job trying to drive corporate values.

    Cons

    Depending on the organization, infrequent communication from top level management with regards to direction. Not sure about the long-term future - the glory days are likely over, so be prepared to ride out the bumps.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent communication regarding organizational structure and direction.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "No diversity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Dev in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - IT Dev in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and that is all I can think of.

    Cons

    No work life balance
    HR barely exists
    No promotions unless you are one of them

    Advice to Management

    Fix your management in IT. It is okay to promote a person based on performance even if they are not one of you.


  10. "Incredible job. Below average pay."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Endless opportunities here. Difficult to find niche sometimes with the amount of red tape that surrounds job hires. If you can get an in, you're set.

    Cons

    Difficult to find niche with rep tape surrounding the hiring process. Would be nice to cater more actively to retaining interns who perform well.


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