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ESPN Reviews

Updated December 9, 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. "World Wide Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    It looks great on a resume and you get to do a lot of things and meet a lot of cool people

    Cons

    The pay sucks and it's hard to move up.

  3. "Was great , but now it's a middle age company with no appreciation for how it got to where it is"

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly good people and great technology. There is the ability to make a difference. Great Healthcare benefits and you've a Disney employee.

    Cons

    No long term memory. People are tossed even if they are going good jobs. You need to live in the middle of CT..

    Advice to Management

    Remember how you got to be so big.


  4. "My review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Content Producer
    Current Employee - Digital Content Producer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good benefits, housing is cheaper than NYC or California.

    Cons

    Just the overall shift in media landscape, but that's a con just about anywhere.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "ESPN is Dead! A once great company destroyed by senior management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can buy ESPN swag at the ESPN Store.

    Cons

    The most discriminatory company I have ever had the displeasure of working for! ESPN discriminates against age, gender, disbalility, race, and political views!
    The CTO is a vindictive, compulsive liar that uses an enforcer to punish anyone with dissenting opinions from his own.

    Advice to Management

    John Skipper and the Office of the CTO (Aaron LaBerge and his cronies) must be fired! A complete replacement of all senior management is needed. Old management that was let go during the cuts should be reinstated and all current managers above Director replaced with their original counterparts.


  6. "Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great and experienced colleagues

    Cons

    Location, location, location, Bristol, Connecticut

    Advice to Management

    lead with intent, look for diversity in all the best ways.


  7. "Production Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Disney benefits are tremendous. They really care about the well being of employees.

    Cons

    Top heavy in middle and upper management. Little room to move. Very competitive and can be a a "back stabbing" environment. Being a middle aged white male is a huge disadvantage and will prevent growth. Diversity is emphasized whether the person is the best candidate or not. You are pushed to train other to do your job so they can replace you with lower cost managers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat older employees that have built the company with respect instead of disposable talent.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "ESPN is Dead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None I can think of at this time

    Cons

    Dead Company that fails to see the shift in media

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the people that have been there more than 10 years, they are just protecting themselves, not innovating


  9. "Best job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    A very very Friendly encironment

    Cons

    To many staff members hired

    Advice to Management

    Hire only a certain amount of people


  10. "Sales Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, fast pasted environment

    Cons

    Long hours, hard to get promoted.


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