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ESPN Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. Helpful (2)

    "You'll learn more at ESPN in 2 weeks than at most companies in 2 years."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work culture, great brand values, great people.

    Cons

    Needs improvement on work-life balance


  2. "One of the best companies on the planet."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredibly complex and challenging technical problems to solve.
    World class facilities.
    Blue collar work ethic - everyone works hard!
    Sports + Technology

    Cons

    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT

  3. "Best company I have ever worked for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scout
    Former Employee - Scout
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company that provides sports information to college teams and websites.

    Cons

    Smaller company so HR questions were not immediately answered, but were within a few days.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing


  4. "Sales Planner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big, brand name
    Excellent innovation efforts
    Worldwide leader in sports

    Cons

    Long hours
    Very strategic at all levels

    Advice to Management

    More promotion opportunities


  5. "The Worldwide Leader in innovation and how they treat their people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    ESPN invests in it's people, cares for and develops them. An environment where you can learn, grow, and take on new opportunity for growth. Great people to work for, a very positive workplace!

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of. You would be hard pressed to find a better place to work. If you are not passionate about what you do, then this might not be the place for you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice campus, people are friendly

    Cons

    has a college campus feel.. may be a con for some


  7. "Content"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice campus, people are friendly

    Cons

    has a college campus feel.. may be a con for some

  8. "Very fun"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are cool and management is relaxed. Hours are relaxed nobody looking down your throat counting minutes. Do a good job and people dont care how long you work.

    Cons

    There isnt much going on for a young person in the hartford/bristol area. Theres somewhat of a lack of structure from above, takes a very long time for big projects to develop


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company. Good to their employees. Great benefits and incentives & activities.

    Everything done there is an excellent product. The best it can be. One can take pride in that. I loved that about the company. It is a class act!

    Cons

    It's huge company so staffs work life can be dramatically difference. It can feel like you are in a non-stop factory if you are in production, 24/7/365. Some never having holidays or a 2 days weekend off (just 2 single days during the week). OR you can have a stressful and intense but not long hour job as I did. I was compensated very well. Schedules and hours can vary big time from group to group.

    They will get you at the lowest salary that they can so get all you can in the beginning. Most people just jump on board to work for ESPN.

    If you have to live in Bristol, CT. Well....it's Bristol, CT. Long cold snowy winters.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so afraid to get rid of upper management that is not good for the company and employees. Too many overpaid positions where people are doing very little and coasting along at the expense of the company, a head count doing nothing but the minimum and creating bad moral for those who report to them. Many people want to be excellent there. Let them and cut the others who seem untouchable for some reason.


  10. "ESPN is a great company focused on developing its people and serving it's fans."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are flexible and supportive and have great growth opportunities. It's like a family there.

    Cons

    24/7 environment. No matter how great they are about work/life/balance.


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