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

  • Some events require working long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Operations in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Content Operations in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, value employees, great benefits. Is a company that I would be happy to work for the rest of my career.

    Cons

    Industry is struggling, future not guaranteed. Downside of a position has been well documented in the media. Unsure if more cuts will come from higher ups or from "average" employees.

    Advice to Management

    More communication needed with employees on the long term viability of positions.


  2. "Great company to work for overall. Headaches were fairly minor."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, reasonable workload, good editors/bosses, good coworkers, fun subject matter, huge audience for your work. Definitely a destination job in sportswriting.

    Cons

    Company is in a volatile position these days. Communications issues can occur, had to pay my own health insurance, which could get pricey, working on a contract basis prevents you from feeling comfortable enough to put down roots anywhere

    Advice to Management

    They know what they're doing.

  3. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Solid, successful company. Employee perks such as a gym, disney discounts/passes, and intramural sports. Many different areas of the company makes it easy to move around.

    Cons

    24 hour company so many groups work around the clock and on holidays and weekends. our department hasn't seen any promotions for nearly 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to be transparent in your communication with your staff, meet regularly and give real-time feedback.


  4. "ESPN is still a great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    For a sports fan and a technologist, there was not better place to work. Everyday was challenging and rewarding, both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    The culture has changed over the past few years, it's become more corporate and bureaucratic.


  5. "Marketing Staff Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    - Amazingly talented individuals from top to bottom.
    - Great opportunity to work across a range of exciting products and projects.
    - Ability to work for an International business.

    Cons

    - Couldn't really think of any cons.


  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Disney perks, exciting work, a sports lovers dream

    Cons

    Stagnating career growth, Bristol culture is meh, very slow and bureacratic atmosphere


  7. Helpful (4)

    "ESPN is Dead! A once great company destroyed by senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can buy ESPN swag at the ESPN Store.

    Cons

    The most discriminatory company I have ever had the displeasure of working for! ESPN discriminates against age, gender, disbalility, race, and political views!
    The CTO is a vindictive, compulsive liar that uses an enforcer to punish anyone with dissenting opinions from his own.

    Advice to Management

    John Skipper and the Office of the CTO (Aaron LaBerge and his cronies) must be fired! A complete replacement of all senior management is needed. Old management that was let go during the cuts should be reinstated and all current managers above Director replaced with their original counterparts.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "ESPN is Dead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None I can think of at this time

    Cons

    Dead Company that fails to see the shift in media

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the people that have been there more than 10 years, they are just protecting themselves, not innovating


  9. "Great editor job working here"

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity working here yes

    Cons

    no cons to report sorry


  10. "could be better, could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    interacting with on-air talent, getting to go to games and events

    Cons

    seems like all the good leads/accounts go to the same couple of people, favoritism for sure


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