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Updated July 11, 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 31 reviews)

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  1. "Espn"

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

    Pros

    Good work, place and people

    Cons

    Main location in Bristol CT


  2. "Review of ESPN entry level/part-time positions"

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    Current Employee - Stats Analyst I in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Stats Analyst I in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're treated well, it's a team oriented workplace and any resources you might need are always available.

    Cons

    While you and your peers work together every day, everybody is trying to move up the company ladder, and openings are rare.

    Advice to Management

    Keep exploring options to expand coverage into more and more sports, which can lead to new positions and opportunities.

  3. "Part Time Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Bristol, CT

    I worked at ESPN part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture and learned a lot

    Cons

    Huge corporation and it is possible to get lost


  4. "Great People, Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Down to earth environment, great people to work with, solid culture

    Cons

    difficult to move up in the corporate ladder


  5. "Production Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good energy and fun job. Lots of different opportunities.

    Cons

    As a PA it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Late nights and weekends for low pay.


  6. "Content Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Good place for production assistants to learn the ins and outs of production

    Cons

    Very competitive to be promoted with shrinking head count in some departments


  7. "Great place to work with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work on really interesting problems related to sports! Great place to learn skills and develop relationships with really smart people. Small teams usually which means more opportunities to step up and take on more responsibilities.

    Cons

    Location of the headquarters is in Bristol, CT, where there isn't much to do. Hard to recruit good talent when having to sell a move to Connecticut.

  8. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Have to work long hours


  9. "producer"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Producer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    awesome company to work for, great perks

    Cons

    odd hours and not enough pay


  10. "Associate Operator"

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    Current Employee - Associate Operator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Operator in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, lots of exposure, good benefits

    Cons

    As an associate operator, you have zero control over your career path. They will put you in whatever group they need, regardless of what you want.

    Also, there is absolutely no work-life balance. There's a high probability you will work overnights with Tuesday-Wednesday off. You essentially have to sacrifice your social and family life for years if you want to get anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the schedules around. Seniority is important, but you can't expect people to have your worst available schedules for 5+ years.

    Also, stop playing favorites. There are hundreds of amazing employees who get much


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