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ESPN Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • The hours are non-traditional, resulting in not a great work-life balance because shifts can be 4a-1p or 5p-2a (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. "Associate Producer"

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, fun work environment, collegiate atmosphere, Disney benefits and free park admission, great employee resource groups, great leadership position in LGBT inclusion

    Cons

    Promotions are nearly nonexistent in production areas as any open positions are usually filled from outside candidates, Location (Bristol is pretty terrible), strong undercurrent of sexism - women are often overlooked for promotion in production areas, lack of diversity in leadership positions, pay is well below industry average at lower and mid-level positions


  2. "ESPN Review"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Deputy Editor in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    love of sports, work with people at the top of their profession

    Cons

    struggling to find the answers to cord-cutting/getting content onto new platforms and monetizing it

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    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.


  4. "Novelty wears off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Leader in the industry, good benefits.

    Cons

    Uncertain future, very little say in your own career path

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and honest with future of company and layoffs


  5. "Great company"

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    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.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Production Operations"

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ESPN has a great company culture. They really care about their people and give great benefits to their employees and their families.

    Cons

    Because tv is 24/7, depending on your job, you will work very late shifts. ESPN also expects you to sometimes work 6th days (you get paid well), but all of this can cut into your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Truly ask your direct reports what they like about their current job situation and what they do not like. Ask what would really improve their experience, or the way in which their department does things.

  8. "Great editor job working here"

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    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


  9. "World Wide Leader"

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

    Pros

    Great workplace environment, immediate gratification for your work.

    Cons

    Layoffs and budget cuts make the future of the company a little concerning.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the CAP program, it is very flawed.


  10. "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


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