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"Amazing group of people"

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Current Intern - Web Developer Co-op in Bristol, CT
Current Intern - Web Developer Co-op in Bristol, CT
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people here are great. The hours are flexible and bosses are very understanding.

Cons

Little to know training, you are kind of just thrown into it.

Other Employee Reviews for ESPN

  1. "Low pay, but flexible company"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very casual dress code, you can wear jeans everyday.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. Assistants are treated poorly. Assistants barely make over $40,000 and many of them went to better schools than the attorneys did , or some assistants even have their JD's. Lots of segregation between staff and attorneys, very little interaction.

    Advice to Management

    Treat assistants with respect and raise salaries.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Slippery slope"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Associate Interactive Designer in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Associate Interactive Designer in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good group of people and energy
    - Company benefits
    - Fairly open work environment

    Generally, the people working here are a great bunch. They're passionate about what they do and keep up an atmosphere of camaraderie. That said, you do encounter clique mentality among some departments which seems to happen in large companies like this.

    Cons

    - Very little room for growth
    - Outsource mentality (rarely takes advantage of internal creative resources)
    - Sometimes strange management hierarchy
    - Work/life balance (hours can be taxing in comparison to the worker benefits)

    ESPN does demand a lot from you, and sometimes recognition comes few and far between. Not much time to really live outside of work. It takes way too long to move up the food chain because of very low turnover time. People stay here for about 10+ years. If you're in a junior position you may have to leave to move up, career-wise. There can also be cases of individuals not being fully informed on projects which leads to a lot of back and forth.

    Overall, this is an OK company to work for, depending on which department you're in; but a lot of office politics you have to stomach.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear and more informed about the workers you oversee. Too often supervisors and VPs are unaware of the work/skills of the people they manage.


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