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Updated April 18, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 35 reviews)

  • Some events require working long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "ESPN Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    C-Suite: Great vision for the company

    Cons

    Super cutthroat - people will pitch your job while you're in it

    Advice to Management

    More time on building a culture of teamwork


  2. "Producer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Producer in Bristol, CT
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits

    Cons

    Uncertain future in the TV business


  3. "Still the place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, generally stable environment.

    Cons

    Crazy political. CYA mentality at the upper tiers, not out of the box thinking at all. Follows trends rather than cuts new paths
    A few people with power pretend to care about others, really out for themselves.
    Dying business because management isn't interested in new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hitching the wagon to cable, find new subscription sources.


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  5. "ESPN"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun job working in sports

    Cons

    Not very good pay or benefits


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Service Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Service Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid amount of Money

    Cons

    Lots of confusion from the top down in terms of leadership, and blurred lines for responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    solidify responsibilities


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Solid Perks
    Good location - if you work in New York
    Opportunity to grow
    One of the best brands in the world

    Cons

    Political environment
    Transparency (changes happen and we don't ever receive an explanation as to why)

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more transparent (although this has been improving)


  8. "Content Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources, Talent Mentors, Networking connections, On-hand experience

    Cons

    Huge company, operates like a machine


  9. Helpful (1)

    "big machine that take time to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great big organization if can work it

    Cons

    Size can be a bit hard to navigate for those from small organizations


  10. "Competitive, corporate, but good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch equipment, great benefits, good perks (free Disneyland!), upward mobility, many great people

    Cons

    Overly corporate, tons of red tape, blatantly and over;y political - if you're not a left-leaning thinker, it is an uncomfortable place. Think 'Office Space" meets Berkeley. A little too much of a factory at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over-saturating the business with HR initiatives and social justice messages. Let the people work.


  11. "We work directly with directors to design mass amounts of graphics for shows"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Motion Graphics Designer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Motion Graphics Designer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. You get to work with wonderful people. They want to see you succeed and are willing to help you find your path.

    Cons

    Working odd, long hours. There are a few times where you can't leave your seat because numerous graphics requests would come in back-to-back



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