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3.8
77%
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89%
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ESPN President James Pitaro
James Pitaro
371 Ratings
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  • "It is a 24-hour business and that often means work/life balance can take a hit(in 44 reviews)

  • "Work long hours during seasonal events(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible Benefits, Passionate Employees"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    As part of the Disney company, ESPN has incredible benefits, and for a sports fan there is no better place in America. Everyday you will work with passionate and talented people at the top of their game. While culture certainly varies department by department, I experienced an overall genuine interest from all leadership in the success of the employees.

    Cons

    It is a 24-hour business and that often means work/life balance can take a hit.

    ESPN2020-01-04
  2. "The best of the best"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working with the best of the best of the best was amazing, as were the benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is almost non-existent, and the expectation is 100% perfection at all times.

    ESPN2019-10-10
  3. "a"

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    Current Employee - Market Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at ESPN part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the Work/life balance is great

    Cons

    I think this place smells

    ESPN2019-06-10
  4. "Ad Sales and Marketing Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance environment

    Cons

    there was not a con

    ESPN2019-04-01
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Needs better management"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High profile work, opportunities to expand portfolio

    Cons

    Stressful, bad work life balance

    ESPN2019-03-22
  6. "Its what you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits/Free Disney Admission, Work/Life Balance, Pay

    Cons

    Political, very difficult to get promoted unless you drink the Kool-Aid

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, they don't listen. It falls on deaf ears

    ESPN2019-03-08
  7. "Clickish"

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    Current Employee - Network Operations Technician in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great perks. Main campus is fun.

    Cons

    Limited mobility. Work Life balance depends on the managers within the Group...very poor. If you are liked, you will be treated well. Low pay compared to other places.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing. Treat your employees with respect and you will receive in return.

    ESPN2019-03-15
  8. "Limited mobility"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool perks Great work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of mobility, slow moving

    ESPN2019-03-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fun place to work, you are working in sports, reasonable work life balance.

    Cons

    Tons of internal politics, leadership is out of touch and self absorbed and only talks to each other. Poor internal communication, company reacts to every little thing and doesn’t provide employees with a a clear direction or strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more than you do the media or social media.

    ESPN2018-12-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad company, but not the best either!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Powerful brand with great recognition Perks are great since joining hands with Disney Work life balance depends on your Manager Great coworkers (depends on your department)

    Cons

    No growth because it's based on who you know. Yes they encourage you to apply in-house but it's favoritism and politics. If you are in the NY office be prepared to be treated like step children compared to Bristol campus. Bristol gets everything ESPN while you feel left out Imbalance in work load. Some employees get away with a lot and again it boils down to favoritism. Diversity can be worked on a bit more especially with minorities

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    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equally, and not based on favoritism. Office outside of Bristol should all be treated the same as Bristol. Work harder on keeping talent, listen to your employees and actually follow through.

    ESPN2018-10-16
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