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ESPN Reviews

Updated May 20, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment, Little Chance to Move Up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top Facilities and Talent. Decent Pay.

    Cons

    Lots of horizontal opportunities but little chance of leading the pack.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in your offices.


  2. "Awesome campus atmosphere promoting brand"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Sports everywhere, from wall decorations to memorabilia displays to athletes walking around.
    -Great benefits (401k, health, dental, vision) and perks (free gym, huge disney discounts, etc)
    -Always expanding campus with new buildings and new technology

    Cons

    -Could be a bad location depending on what you're looking for
    -Can be difficult to move up depending on department


  3. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunity for growth
    Great benefits
    Willing to take risks
    Relaxed work environment
    Company focuses on work/life balance and provides opportunity for employees families to be a part of life at work

    Cons

    Might be a little too big
    The company can be set in their ways in some respects
    Communication and collaboration between areas can be weak leading to duplication of effort


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  5. "Great People, Great Place"

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

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

    Pros

    ESPN is filled with remarkable people who just want to put out a great product. The attention to detail and just wanting to be the best

    Cons

    There are no real downsides other than as it has gotten so big, it has gotten a little corporate

    Advice to Management

    Always make sure you spend time with those under you


  6. "An awesome internship experience, was treated as an actual employee rather than just a ten week employee."

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

    Pros

    Got to visit and shadow other departments as well as the one I was interning with. Bonded with the other interns. Got to listen to a lot of great speakers.

    Cons

    There were really no cons to working with ESPN. It was fun, upbeat, and I was always busy helping out and doing my own projects.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly talented people, fantastic resources and budgets, great access, awesome culture

    Cons

    A few prickly personalities that you have to learn how to handle. Difficult upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  8. "great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Cp TV in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Cp TV in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, resources, access, life, location

    Cons

    people, location, size, food, cafeteria


  9. "Great atmosphere, energetic"

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

    Pros

    can reach out to EVPs anytime

    Cons

    Bristol area is not very entertaining


  10. "good management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work for if you like sports

    Cons

    too much sport if you dont like sports.

    Advice to Management

    diversify to other sports


  11. "Great company to work for! Tons for perks and everyone genuinely wants you to succeed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn so much through your work and they switch you on projects/accounts so that you are never bored. I am able to work from home as needed and never are expected to work on the weekends.

    Cons

    A lot of people need to be fired and replaced with people who are younger, brighter, and able to come up with better ways to improve current processes.

    Advice to Management

    Pull for more promotions, not just assignments.


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