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ESPN Reviews

Updated February 22, 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. "Associate Producer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great benefits and room for advancement.

    Cons

    -Poor work life balance
    -Job location


  2. "ESPN Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and few good and smart people

    Cons

    Micro management and too much time spent on status reports rather than the actual work


  3. "Like finding out Santa isn't real"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Facilities are impressive, and I got to be in a This is Sportscenter commercial.

    Cons

    Make you feel extremely replaceable.


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  5. "Place to be for sports and tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, if you are passionate about sports and technology.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now, it has been a pleasure working with ESPN.


  6. "full-time editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southington, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southington, CT

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits, work with top-level talent on a regular basis, high expectations and an exciting work environment, particularly in breaking news situations

    Cons

    difficult to advance, easy to get lost in the shuffle, the usual politics associated with a very large company, location is not ideal of course


  7. "Great company with a bit too much middle management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun perks like a company picnic, celebrity appearances, fun environment, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Lots of middle management, many of whom don't contribute a ton aside from going to meetings and writing emails

    Crazy schedules because it's a 24-hour company

    Advice to Management

    More upwards mobility/in-grade promotions


  8. "The beginning of the end for this cable TV relic"

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    Former Employee - Management in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Management in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Analyzing sports. People who care about what they do and how they do it. The Disney perks are worthwhile...but...

    Cons

    Upper management (Directors and above) run the place like Geeks Gone Wild as they never have actually played the games. Too full of themselves and lack of care for the actual soldiers in the trenches. To into their roles and take themselves way too seriously, particularly in production. Office politics are horrendous, that is if there aren't any shenanigans going on behind the closed doors. Former newspaper people running the TV side. Since they drove newspapers into the ground, Disney thought it would be special if they could ruin TV, too. Expect your personal life to suffer with working every weekend, holiday, nights, long shifts, short turns into the next day; zero consistency in the scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. From Skipper down to the Directors. McDonald's is always hiring.


  9. "ESPNBoston Assistant High Schools Editor"

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    Former Employee - Assistant High Schools Editor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant High Schools Editor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity, great exposure and work

    Cons

    No health benefits or long-term opportunities


  10. "Was fun in the beginning then it wasn't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    - Good co-workers
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Late hours
    - Company doesn't value employees

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees to keep morale high


  11. "ESPN WebDev"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, large audience, name recognition.

    Cons

    Corporate interests interfere with development, developers are cut out of planning process, some people are always on call, not enough developers to maintain such a large site, too much emphasis on working overtime for the benefit of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.



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