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ESPN Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 34 reviews)

  • Some events require working long hours (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, great environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly employees and very flexible with student schedule.

    Cons

    Number of hours inherently limited by number of network-fed programs.


  2. "I can see myself working here for a while"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexibility in schedules and the feeling of a community throughout the entire company. Very relaxed environment

    Cons

    Haven't been here long enough to find any

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication flowing and continue to take advice from those "below" you


  3. "Awesome place to work and succeed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Media Operator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Lead Media Operator in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They care about you! Perks, benefits, and they attempt work life balance

    Cons

    24/7/265 because of these hours, you can't please everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Get behind the education push for those who want to pursue advanced degrees!


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    "Great organization to work for."

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

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They invest in employees and provide good benefits. Very good work environment. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Change can be slow, as with most big companies. This prevents a lot of good feedback from being fully implemented. Most entry-level jobs (and many middle-management roles) require night/weekend/holiday hours. Because of demand most entry-level roles are underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring smart people.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Love ESPN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and good management.

    Cons

    I do not find any cons. I think the scheduling is a little tough but overall is a great place to work.


  7. "Awesome Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Something interesting is always happening and not to mention fun. You get to grow here and be surrounded by people who love their job just as much as they love sports. It's a win win!

    Cons

    Compensation seems to be a bit lower than average specifically because everyone wants to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fun atmosphere.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great people
    Active work
    Everything is run very professionally in this career

    Cons

    Parking
    Work your way up may take a while
    Long hours
    Many meetings
    Presentations


  9. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    promotions, time off, great location

    Cons

    sometimes things can be slow moving

    Advice to Management

    work with all levels of employees more


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged. Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management.
    Need to offer more vacation.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Television utility and production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Television Production and Utility in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Television Production and Utility in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment, great pay, food provided via catering during work hours

    Cons

    Have to hit right time to move from freelance to full time

    Advice to Management

    Great



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