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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. "Best job ever"

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    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. "Great short-term career move"

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    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Business Technology Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really wonderful people to work for, lots of excitement, fair pay.

    Cons

    Project employees receive minimum benefits (no sick time, no vacation, no student reimbursement), ESPN has been laying off employees around the fall since 2013 which causes moral to drop.

    Advice to Management

    Convert more project employees within the first 2 years. There is no reason employees should work on a year to year basis for 5 or more years.

  3. "Content Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, really really great people, its the world wide leader, youre creating some of the best content in the world.

    Cons

    salary, state taxes, and living in CT is really expensive. the salary doesnt help much with living expenses. you really have to lower your standards of living, social life, and happiness when moving here for work. there is nothing here but the job, literally. it is difficult to move up and get promoted. the promotion rate here is pretty awful for such a massive company.

    Advice to Management

    pay your foundation of workers. the CA's more money.


  4. "Great company and leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    I really liked it. Nice to have overtime, as well.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.


  5. "Great Place to Be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Growing business model, great community, family, great benefits

    Cons

    Corporate structure gets in the way of itself, red tape, rigid, needs to break away from old models


  6. "Business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand, good technology, and certain departments are good to their employees. Good benefits because of Disney as parent company.

    Cons

    Not all departments at ESPN are created. Some are extremely dysfunctional with psychotic managers/directors.


  7. "No tuition reimbursement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Great perks and training classes

    Cons

    No attention from upper management and the company is over staffed

  8. "International Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Free passes to Disney parks.

    Cons

    If you see an opening in international finance (there usually are for a reason), keep moving. That team is a disaster and the dinosaurs that directly manage it are the reason. They have been there forever and don't look like they are going anywhere anytime soon. Case in point-the turnover is exceptionally high. Unless you like to put in a ton of hours on pointless projects that will just be overlooked anyways, move on.


  9. "Associate Producer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, fun work environment, collegiate atmosphere, Disney benefits and free park admission, great employee resource groups, great leadership position in LGBT inclusion

    Cons

    Promotions are nearly nonexistent in production areas as any open positions are usually filled from outside candidates, Location (Bristol is pretty terrible), strong undercurrent of sexism - women are often overlooked for promotion in production areas, lack of diversity in leadership positions, pay is well below industry average at lower and mid-level positions


  10. "ESPN Review"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    love of sports, work with people at the top of their profession

    Cons

    struggling to find the answers to cord-cutting/getting content onto new platforms and monetizing it


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