ESPN Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great people and great environment(in 57 reviews)

  • "Good technology and work-life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work Life balance can go for a toss during sports events(in 48 reviews)

  • "Long hours, as weekend work can really add up(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Apr 15, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You are at ESPN and that is a game changer

      Cons

      Long hours particularly at lower levels

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall Great Environment for The Worldwide leader

      May 11, 2021 - Associate Production Operator in San Marcos, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - It's ESPN - Great Co-workers - Charlotte was excellent - Exciting environment - Incredibly diverse staff

      Cons

      - Limited growth potential - Working on ALL weekends

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Production Assistant for ESPN+

      May 11, 2021 - Production Assistant in New Cumberland, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Experience, Opportunity to Grow, Free Sports

      Cons

      Long hours, Stressful, Bad Weather

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      World Wide Leader

      Apr 30, 2021 - Producer in Bristol, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Beautiful campus, tons of live sports rights to work with and support, top sports network in the US for a reason.

      Cons

      Seem to have a round of layoffs every 18 months these days with lots of reorganizations as a result so it's become difficult to feel like you belong and are working towards a common goal and that management has your back. Makes it difficult to advance as well when the talent and job pool keeps shrinking.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Passionate Workforce, Understaffed Teams

      Apr 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of collaboration between editorial & brand solutions teams. Employees who work for & on ESPN projects are not only passionate about sports but their work as well.

      Cons

      Sales is lazy & rely almost entirely on brand solutions/others to do their jobs, staffing doesn't keep up with demand, employee burnout is high & there is no significant focus on mental health/employee causes.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Stable job. Good colleagues. Poor podcast strategy.

      Apr 27, 2021 - Audio Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great storytellers at ESPN. Mostly healthy workplace culture. Supportive colleagues.

      Cons

      Company has no clear podcast strategy. Really lacking executive leadership in this area.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good environment

      May 6, 2021 - Master Control Operator (Broadcast Technician) in Bristol, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Looks great on a resume

      Cons

      Management doesn't address employee concerns

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      pros and cons

      May 4, 2021 - Head of Marketing in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      it pays very well to be honest.

      Cons

      not a lot of cons

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Place if you live in Connecticut

      May 9, 2021 - Lead Designer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, easy job, cool projects

      Cons

      works on all holidays, no promotions unless you live in Connecticut. There is no way you can be promoted in LA unless someone leaves or retires.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good job, good career? Maybe...depends

      Mar 4, 2021 - Stuff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good co-workers, occasional ideation and creation, working on live sports and studio shows, some managers dedicated to well-being of reports, but they are rare. You're expected to put forth your best in a 24/7 TV environment.

      Cons

      Work-life balance, limited management support, upward mobility stifled (not from pandemic, but generally b/c of bi-yearly layoffs and office politicking and lack of posted positions). People can stay stagnant in positions (for years) before even getting a whiff of a promotion that everyone else is clamoring for. It is well-known you have to go "out" of the headquarters in order to advance and come back in a higher position.

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