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ESPN Los Angeles Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 35 reviews)

  • Some events require working long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Rating"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, clean and safe facility, staff are very nice and professional

    Cons

    Compensation is low, even if you work for ESPN for 10+ years, you still can get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not layoff loyal employees


  2. "Competitive, corporate, but good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top notch equipment, great benefits, good perks (free Disneyland!), upward mobility, many great people

    Cons

    Overly corporate, tons of red tape, blatantly and over;y political - if you're not a left-leaning thinker, it is an uncomfortable place. Think 'Office Space" meets Berkeley. A little too much of a factory at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over-saturating the business with HR initiatives and social justice messages. Let the people work.


  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    offers benefits to part-time workers (401k, paid holidays, and sick time), and good rate of pay

    Cons

    part-time jobs are becoming scarce


  4. "ESPN is at the forefront of sports media and it shows in the breadth of experience they are able to offer."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    ESPN has the greatest reach and resources of any company in its field.
    ESPN is at the frontier of the way sports are covered and broadcasted to the masses, and they encourage their employees to push their own limits.
    ESPN is growing and has been fluorishing for years.
    ESPN is owned by Disney, which provides great benefit packages for employees.

    Cons

    ESPN headquarters are located in Bristol, CT, which is a very rural and unexciting place to live and work.
    ESPN, like any other major corporation, can be rich with politics.


  5. "ESPN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, caring leaders

    Cons

    Long work hours, understaffed, work/life balance lacking

    Advice to Management

    Please create more opportunities for work/life balance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great people
    Active work
    Everything is run very professionally in this career

    Cons

    Parking
    Work your way up may take a while
    Long hours
    Many meetings
    Presentations


  7. "Use to be great"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, nice work environment

    Cons

    Waaaaay to many levels of mgt.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting so much money.


  8. "X Games Event Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Event Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Event Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Volunteerism and philanthropy are highly valued here.

    Cons

    The X Games left LA for Austin, TX.

    Advice to Management

    Hopeful the X Games will someday return to Los Angeles, CA.


  9. "Sales Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big, brand name
    Excellent innovation efforts
    Worldwide leader in sports

    Cons

    Long hours
    Very strategic at all levels

    Advice to Management

    More promotion opportunities


  10. "Awesome time working at this cutting edge company"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Video Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Video Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work in a fast-paced environment with a collaborative staff and engaging managers.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up quickly with the huge amount of full time staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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