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ESPN Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great people and great environment(in 57 reviews)

  • "Good technology and work-life balance(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work Life balance can go for a toss during sports events(in 48 reviews)

  • "Long hours, as weekend work can really add up(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Sales support role

      Dec 18, 2020 - Platform Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance and supportive team

      Cons

      constant re-orgs and changes to the overall goal

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A great place to work, but you will work hard

      Oct 10, 2020 - Production Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People were generally great to work for, great benefits, general prestige of "working for ESPN."

      Cons

      work-life balance. If you work in production, you will work nights, weekends, holidays. I mean, that's when sports happen.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to work

      Jan 8, 2021 - Software Engineer in Bristol, CT
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good technology and work-life balance

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Sep 23, 2020 - Associate Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great culture and work life balance

      Cons

      lack of upward mobility and oppurtunities

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Pleasant

      Sep 14, 2020 - General Editor in Bristol, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work environment, talented colleagues

      Cons

      Work life balance needs improvement

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Beware: Not A Dream Job

      Feb 21, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Excellent company perks & benefits

      Cons

      Poor Management: Several Managers working for this company 20+ years were immediately placed into their roles with no college degrees and /or management skills , resulting in poor management behavior. They must stop hiring/promoting someone referred by a friend or the 'Yes Ma'am's' known as the old Boy's Club mentality. Upper Management needs to wake up to better understanding what's really going on in their organization. Work/Life Balance - Tough work schedules/shift hours Low Pay - Salary not competitive with the current job market

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Incredible Benefits, Passionate Employees

      Jan 4, 2020 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      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.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      The best of the best

      Oct 10, 2019 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      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.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Its what you make of it

      Mar 8, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

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

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a bad company, but not the best either!

      Oct 16, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      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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