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"Deeply Admired Brand, Solid benefits, Strong Executive Management, Low Pay."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - ESPN Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
Current Employee - ESPN Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Fantastic portfolio of brands
Great benefits and perks
Strong Executive Management
Resources to do your job

Cons

Very bureaucratic
Difficult to move up within the organization
Low Pay

Advice to Management

Establish better middle management

Other Employee Reviews for ESPN

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nanomanaged & Hostile - Subordinates only own management failures, not own successes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QA Automation Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Former Contractor - QA Automation Engineer in Bristol, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay: $60/HR, on-floor cafeteria, plenty of parking

    Cons

    There was about a three month "honeymoon" period and then the real culture appears....
    Hostile, credit robbing and blame ridden culture. Extreme nanomanagement. Work dumbed-down in comparison to job title. Forced into an endless cycle of re-working tests from broken processes instead of fixing the underlying problems. Pointing out failures is treated as treason. Even at $60/HR, there's only so much hostility a person can take.

    Advice to Management

    Try to manage using something other than coercion.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My stint at ESPN was definitely a learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience and resume-booster. Learned a lot about the television production industry. Picked up skills that can easily transfer to other industries.

    Cons

    Overworked and Underpaid. No work-life balance. No company loyalty. No room for growth. Promotions not based on work ethic and contributions. Do not promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication. Build employee morale. Make your employees feel valuable and worthy. Promote hard and great work. Show loyalty by promoting from within.

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