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ESPN CEO James Pitaro
James Pitaro
307 Ratings
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  • "some lack of flexibility as it relates to work/life balance(in 40 reviews)

  • "Long hours of staring at computer (but then again depends on your particular work scope)(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Communications Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at ESPN

      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

    • "espn marketing coordinator salary"

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        Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Bristol, CT
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at ESPN

        Pros

        Good people and good campus

        Cons

        there is nothing bad to say

      • "Overall good place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good benefits, good resume builder, great employee training and learning resources

        Cons

        There have been a number of layoffs because of the changing media landscape, competitors of ESPN will often pay better to attract top talent

      • "Great department to work in"

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        Current Employee - MOTION GRAPHICS CONTROLLER in Bristol, CT
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        ESPN has some of the brightest minds, great health care and benefits package, competitive pay and chances to get promotions.

        Cons

        The company is very big and competitive for promotions

      • "Its what you make of it"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great Benefits/Free Disney Admission, Work/Life Balance, Pay

        Cons

        Political, very difficult to get promoted unless you drink the Kool-Aid

        Advice to Management

        Doesn't matter, they don't listen. It falls on deaf ears

      • "Great place to work if you're in Bristol"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Good benefits & Disney perks. Working with some of the most talented people in the industry was a great experience.

        Cons

        Middle management overseeing too many people to really stay involved in ensuring your personal success. Lack of concern for problematic co-workers & processes.

      • "Great Place to Work if You Want to Make ESPN Your Career"

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

        I worked at ESPN full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great place to work with some of the best folks in the sports broadcasting business.

        Cons

        The downsides are an overbearing HR department and very restricted upward and sideways mobility.

        Advice to Management

        Improve recruitment process to better match qualified candidates with appropriate roles.

      • "Clickish"

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        Current Employee - Network Operations Technician in Bristol, CT
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great perks. Main campus is fun.

        Cons

        Limited mobility. Work Life balance depends on the managers within the Group...very poor. If you are liked, you will be treated well. Low pay compared to other places.

        Advice to Management

        Stop micro managing. Treat your employees with respect and you will receive in return.

      • "Limited mobility"

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        Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bristol, CT
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Cool perks Great work life balance

        Cons

        Lack of mobility, slow moving

      • Helpful (1)

        "Nice place, low pay"

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        Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice work environment, friendly team

        Cons

        Low pay and no moving up

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