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Updated May 26, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great!

    May 12, 2022 - Animator in Bristol, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Helpful and nice co-workers, great working environment

    Cons

    None, yet! I am enjoying my time here so far.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Not as Glamorous as one would think

    May 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get to say you work at ESPN. You may get to travel to remote events. There are some great people that work there. Benefits are decent: medical, vision, 401K, free entry to most Disney parks.

    Cons

    There is no down time. If you're assigned to work on a seasonal sport (ex NBA), one might think you would get a break or have some down time after the season. Nope, you're expected to jump right into another sport or large project. Culture requires people to work long hours, constantly answer email, and frowns upon any questioning of management. Lots of old white men have been there for 25+ years. Good ideas only come from management. Quite a bit of nepotism. Over 75% of employees are either from the Northeast or have a relative, friend, etc get them the job. A lack of true recruitment has held back growth within several areas.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Sports Fans Dream Come True

    May 7, 2022 - Program Manager in Bristol, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Owned by Disney and they other entities, the opportunity to growth across not just one company but the entire Disney family is infinite. D&I from both a strategic and employee experience has grown two fold and it a high priority of the business across the entire Disney portfolio.

    Cons

    Cutting through red tap can be challenging depending on which of the Disney companies you work for. Many of the business have different cultures (example: Disney and ESPN)

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Very good company to work for

    May 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great experience you can earn very early on. Great benefits. Work environment was pretty good from my experience there.

    Cons

    Living in Connecticut was awful; that state is just bad. Pay could’ve been better but that was mainly just my position as a PA. Sometimes got spread thin among many projects. If a producer or show in general really liked you then it was tough to move on to something else you may have had your eyes set on. Schedule can be rough at times.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Production Coordinator at ESPN

    May 3, 2022 - Production Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - working in sports - opportunity to travel to events - many different departments and job options depending on what fits your interests at the company

    Cons

    - no work/life balance. must be willing to work nights, weekends, and always be available. very rarely had a day off where I didn't end up working for some reason. - no control over what sports or shows you will support or how often you travel - very little opportunity for promotions and compensation increases - workload was overwhelming and management won't do anything about it

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Associate Manager

    May 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, working with sports and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance still not there. Different departments express flexibility but still work in a live sports environment.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    ESPN is fun, but often short-lived, unless you're a (CT) lifer

    Apr 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You do what you love and love what you do! ESPN is a true family environment during and after you work there.

    Cons

    Bristol is pretty boring and the salaries are pretty low...

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Decent

    May 21, 2022 - Statistical Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good culture and pay for task

    Cons

    No growth in certain departments, not organized

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Production Runner (Part-time)

    Apr 18, 2022 - Production Runner 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I loved my time working at ESPN. The work environment was very uplifting and made the job enjoyable.

    Cons

    I can not think of any cons but I was there for less than a month.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Love it

    Apr 25, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Work life balance and great people.

    Cons

    Not as much room for advancement.

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ESPN has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 1,327 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at ESPN to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, ESPN employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at ESPN. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

81% of ESPN employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated ESPN 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at ESPN to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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