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ESPN Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 34 reviews)

  • Some events require working long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Fine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Cool product, sports are fun

    Cons

    Not really a tech company


  2. "Ok Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Director in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Digital Media Director in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people work in ESPN

    Cons

    Lack of vision in future


  3. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    There are lots of benefits and perks that come with being part of walt disney company. One underutilized one is career development programs (aside from free disney passes which is all anyone cares about)

    Cons

    It is hard to take time off without feeling guilty or stressed out because many departments and roles are understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    It would behoove them to get rid of poor managers, as this is a top reason young talent leaves is because they are really hungry and ready to excel, but see higher ups who are underperforming who are neither held accountable or removed from their position of influence


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  5. "Fun! but with lots of bureaucracy and egos"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at ESPN part-time

    Pros

    Paid hourly for this specific employment model - so made a lot of money with overtime
    Can say you work for ESPN
    Lots of travel! (with this specific job)
    Lots of cool people to work with from all different backgrounds
    Fun opportunities
    The work is exciting - you're part of ESPN!
    Laid back in some situations
    Had some great managers who were also wonderful people
    People build strong teams and stick to them

    Cons

    Not everyone is awesome - some people really miserable people
    Can't always move up - it's more about who you know or who you are friends with
    BIG egos
    Some departments are generally stuck up
    Didn't get any benefits
    Finally, people can be really possessive over their job's field and have really sensitive toes - so be very careful to not step on them

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on knowledge, people skills, experience and who will be the best candidate - not who you owe favors to.


  6. "Senior Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Great company culture with lots of fantastic benefits and perks being a Disney company

    Cons

    Moves a little too quickly at times w/o making well thought out decisions


  7. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly challenging you in new areas to make sure you are continually growing as a member of a huge tight knit team.

    Cons

    Sometimes varied schedules depending on department.


  8. "Sr. Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Great brand, great content. Good people

    Cons

    TV run company. Quite a bit of large company minutiae.


  9. "The worldwide leader for good reason"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Editor in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Web Editor in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Resources to help you succeed and further your personal growth is readily available. Wonderful and caring co-workers, multitude of options and departments to really pursue your passion and interests, Disney tickets.

    Cons

    Advancement is often limited due to company size. Desired salary can be challenging due to outside interest and overall popularity and notoriety of the company.


  10. "Awesome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work around sports and Exciting workplace and very enlightening

    Cons

    Can be stuffy at times but definitely worth it


  11. "Come work here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Good salary
    -Fantastic health/vision/dental benefits
    -Friendly, welcoming, and diverse corporate culture
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Part of the Walt Disney Company, which means free park admission and Disney discounts

    Cons

    I really can't think of any. I'm so glad to be here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and thanks for all you do to keep everyone motivated and informed about the industry.



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