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ESPN Reviews

Updated November 21, 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. "Competitive, corporate, but good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top notch equipment, great benefits, good perks (free Disneyland!), upward mobility, many great people

    Cons

    Overly corporate, tons of red tape, blatantly and over;y political - if you're not a left-leaning thinker, it is an uncomfortable place. Think 'Office Space" meets Berkeley. A little too much of a factory at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over-saturating the business with HR initiatives and social justice messages. Let the people work.


  2. "We work directly with directors to design mass amounts of graphics for shows"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Motion Graphics Designer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Motion Graphics Designer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. You get to work with wonderful people. They want to see you succeed and are willing to help you find your path.

    Cons

    Working odd, long hours. There are a few times where you can't leave your seat because numerous graphics requests would come in back-to-back

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Portfolio Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Portfolio Coordinator in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Perks for working there!

    Cons

    I fear the continued job cuts will continue to occur.


  4. "Time well spent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    The company treats people very well. Many smart people to work with. Progressive in terms of diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    The company is maturing now and big growth years are over.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place. The MIT of Media.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Low salaries. Need for fresh ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Too many robots with a VP title and not enough mavericks.


  6. "Great Perk's and Great Benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Owned by Disney and so the perks throughout the country are great. Multiple deals on anywhere from vacation to car insurance!

    Cons

    Hard to advance; A lot of "red tape" in companies

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Changing Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun product and decent benefits, especially Disney perks

    Cons

    Culture is changing and lack of vision/communication from leadership right now. Challenging time as ratings are declining on SportsCenter. Lots of good people have left.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Production Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good oppourtunties
    Paid Leave
    401K

    Cons

    Same stuff every day
    Small work space


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Editorial Graphics Producer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Benefits are great, and working in sports TV production is amazing. There are so many talented people here

    Cons

    The hours are non-traditional, resulting in not a great work-life balance because shifts can be 4a-1p or 5p-2a. But that's TV, so it's known going into it


  10. "ESPN"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, free gym classes

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments, unprofessional behavior from some managers.

    Advice to Management

    Should be trained better on how to manage employees properly


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