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Updated January 10, 2019
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  • "some lack of flexibility as it relates to work/life balance" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Long hours needed based on major events around the sports calendar" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "ESPNU campus contributed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved the help and guidance

    Cons

    I can’t say anything negative about this opportunity


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant
    Current Employee - Production Assistant
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attend games, great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, growth

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, great co workers

    Cons

    possibility of being laid off

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  4. "Communications Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Great learning experience
    - Provided hands on real world experience
    - Given the tools needed to succeed
    - Had the opportunity to explore and learn about different departments

    Cons

    - Tough to find employment with the company after internship


  5. "Production Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN part-time

    Pros

    Fun place. Nice people. You get the opportunity to work on fun projects.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.


  6. "ESPN Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience actual work , and they include interns in travel

    Cons

    The internship class is very small


  7. "Could be worse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fun place to work, you are working in sports, reasonable work life balance.

    Cons

    Tons of internal politics, leadership is out of touch and self absorbed and only talks to each other. Poor internal communication, company reacts to every little thing and doesn’t provide employees with a a clear direction or strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more than you do the media or social media.

  8. "The glow eventually fades"

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    Former Employee - Content Editor in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Content Editor in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High profile production opportunities, great shows to work on, great people to work with, good benefits

    Cons

    Management, lack of direction, too much focus on checking off boxes rather than advancing employees

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to invest in your employees like they invest in you.


  9. "Director"

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

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Awesome People working for a great industry

    Cons

    Long Hours based on the work load


  10. "Statistics Analyst 1"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst I in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst I in Bristol, CT

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

    Pros

    Employees want to be there and are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth, limited openings.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees about other areas around ESPN to expand growth.