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ESPN Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 34 reviews)

  • Some events require working long hours (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Time well spent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    The company treats people very well. Many smart people to work with. Progressive in terms of diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    The company is maturing now and big growth years are over.


  2. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place. The MIT of Media.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Low salaries. Need for fresh ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Too many robots with a VP title and not enough mavericks.


  3. "Great Perk's and Great Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Owned by Disney and so the perks throughout the country are great. Multiple deals on anywhere from vacation to car insurance!

    Cons

    Hard to advance; A lot of "red tape" in companies

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people


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  5. "Changing Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fun product and decent benefits, especially Disney perks

    Cons

    Culture is changing and lack of vision/communication from leadership right now. Challenging time as ratings are declining on SportsCenter. Lots of good people have left.


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    "Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good oppourtunties
    Paid Leave
    401K

    Cons

    Same stuff every day
    Small work space


  7. "Senior Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Best brand in the business.

    Cons

    Publisher content is in high demand, causing frequent inventory sellouts.


  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Editorial Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Benefits are great, and working in sports TV production is amazing. There are so many talented people here

    Cons

    The hours are non-traditional, resulting in not a great work-life balance because shifts can be 4a-1p or 5p-2a. But that's TV, so it's known going into it


  9. "ESPN"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, free gym classes

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments, unprofessional behavior from some managers.

    Advice to Management

    Should be trained better on how to manage employees properly


  10. "Software Engineer I"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment. Surrounded by people who loves sports. See famous sports anchors and commentators every day.

    Cons

    I have none thus far.


  11. "Supervisor Production Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, team oriented culture

    Cons

    Very competitive, fosters a big brother watching you environment, unbalanced work life balanced and favors good old boy network.



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