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Updated May 24, 2018
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  • some lack of flexibility as it relates to work/life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Long hours, weather dependent conditions (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "ESPN Analsyt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Meet new people, all kinds of different people, great working environment.

    Cons

    no cons, very flexible schedules.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like sports, It is a great environment, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, low pay, no interest in the individual, you are expected to work like a robot.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, don't pick favorites and give promotions to those who deserve them based on work merit, not just because you know them.

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    at times it could get political


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    - Neat and interesting work within the Technology division
    - Great opportunities for new, freshly graduated software engineers
    - Campus is great

    Cons

    - The Campus is in Bristol
    - Bonuses are not terribly impressive
    - Long hours needed based on major events around the sports calendar


  5. "ESPN Work Life Balance"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are best in the business as well as the compensation

    Cons

    Very competitive company and sometimes get lost in mix


  6. Helpful (1)

    "TV-First Company Stuck in the Pre-Info Age"

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance of team is great, time-off/remote requests granted easily, executives are accessible to meet with

    Cons

    Too much structure -- gives off a non-trusting view to bottom-line employees, management can get very territorial. No cultural/personality/people-interaction training when starting. Highly recommend adopting a signature culture like other companies (i.e. personality tests of rookies, transparent feedback, etc.). Younger generation seems to be leaving quicker.

    Advice to Management

    Companies built before the pre-information/digital age have a hard time adjusting and ESPN follows that path. Content will always be first, and tech/digital/analytics left on back-burner, which is detrimental when competing against companies born after digital age. Focus more on adopting the culture companies have that are thriving in digital age, not a culture that has always worked for ESPN pre-info age.


  7. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of learning opportunities.
    - Women development.
    - Lots departments and groups to explore.
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Hard to grow and move up at time.
    - HQ located in CT.

  8. "Fun work placr"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun
    Good Corporate Culture
     Everyday is a new adventure

    Cons

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  9. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment with great people

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, and no opportunities for growth


  10. "Fun company if you can handle late nights and weekends"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, exciting atmosphere with great opportunity to work on entertaining content. Nice facilities, job benefits, and work envirnoment.

    Cons

    Long work days, late hours, work weekends, holidays, etc. With many people wanting these jobs, feel the pay is a bit on the low end. Hard to rise up from within the company.


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