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"great for more senior people but tough to climb the ladder for junior"

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

get to work in the sports world. if you are a sports fan, you won't find a cooler company to work with.

Cons

limited upward mobility...no clear guidance on promotional guidelines
most junior people agree that the company is amazing once you can get to the top. getting to the top though is a difficult thing to do. it seems like a black box in terms of who moves up and who doesn't. may be better to join the company at a senior level and try climbing the ladder someplace else first

Advice to Management

provide more opportunity for junior people to rise through the ranks...provide clear guidance on how to do so

Other Employee Reviews for ESPN

  1. "It was great"

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    • 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

    You must be passionate of working with sports or you will be very dissatisfied.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up


  2. "Great company & work-life balance. Mediocre compensation."

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    Current Employee - Ad Producer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Ad Producer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented, creative, fun coworkers
    Great products, content and resources
    High Impact
    Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Non competitive salaries and weak incentives/bonuses
    Difficult to gain visibility with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Create a broader range of performance incentives.

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