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ESPN Reviews

Updated September 24, 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. "Come work here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Good salary
    -Fantastic health/vision/dental benefits
    -Friendly, welcoming, and diverse corporate culture
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Part of the Walt Disney Company, which means free park admission and Disney discounts

    Cons

    I really can't think of any. I'm so glad to be here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and thanks for all you do to keep everyone motivated and informed about the industry.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits, great for sports fans

    Cons

    too concerned with perception of employees. non equal treatment of sexes, ages and facts. too many middle managers

    Advice to Management

    trust employees to mentor

  3. "Global Distribution Strategy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal work environment. Fantastic projects - essentially predicting the future of the TV industry. Work with the best brands in the industry.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay, although easy to parlay experience into other more lucrative opportunities.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ok. But learn quick and get out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Content Associate in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    An abundance of opportunity and various departments to work in. Good health benefits. Can learn a lot and make it anywhere in television.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up. Log jam in terms of production assistants. Some managers are clueless in helping. No career advancement and too political. Hours can be horrible. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talented workers and stop the "who we like" crap. Will alienate a lot of good people that way. People are miserable.


  5. "Great company, Tough Sales Goals, But Ample Support."

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Culture and scale is great.

    Cons

    Turnover can be high due to lack of employee investment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees


  6. "Excellent Company"

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Good enviroment, strong company, Comfortable operating in a highly dynamic environment, Aptitude, creativity and a preference for working in small, collaborative teams,

    Cons

    Poor information about the future of our company, weak understanding of the online advertising industry, poor Manage in the business and long-term strategy for operations in the market


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in, always surrounded by sports and good people. I was excited going to work each day and it felt like play.

    Cons

    Politcal environment, intolerant of views opposed to their political agenda. I felt politics had no place in sports. This was frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel like valued assets. Reward based on performance not tenure. Avoid politics and stick to sports at all times.

  8. "Worth it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Security Specialist in Unionville, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Security Specialist in Unionville, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Awesome perks
    This company really cares for its employees. Work/life balance is definitely there if you need it.

    Cons

    Depends on the department. PA's are worked really hard with long days.
    Again, depending on the department, upward movement can be difficult.


  9. "job review"

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    Former Employee - Statistics Analyst
    Former Employee - Statistics Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work atmosphere, very easy going and great benefits including free disney world tickets. I enjoyed my time there and would go back

    Cons

    very hard to go from part time/contract to full time, they bring in more outsiders than they promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    promote from within more than hire outsiders, give more hours to part timers, provide better christmas bonus than a $10 giftcard


  10. "Associate Producer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


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