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"Good Experience, Lot's of Downsides"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Bristol, CT
Former Employee - Engineer in Bristol, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

World Wide Leader in Sports and Broadcasting

Cons

Bristol, CT is not for me.

Advice to Management

You're next on the chopping block.

Other Employee Reviews for ESPN

  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ESPN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly talented people, fantastic resources and budgets, great access, awesome culture

    Cons

    A few prickly personalities that you have to learn how to handle. Difficult upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. "Lower Pay, Generally High Caliber Talent"

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Relatively stable work environment
    - Depending on the dept. there is some ability to pursue ideas beyond the normal job scope.
    - Investment in technology/creative relating to product is relatively high
    - Usually on the bleeding edge of tech
    - Caliber of talent/competency is on par, higher than average (you do get laggards just like any other company though)
    - Reasonable ability to move to different departments throughout company.
    - Good Benefits / Nice Perks (Free Disney admission)

    Cons

    - Advancing through the ranks can take longer than other company (see relatively stable work environment in the pros)
    - Pay is on average, lower than other major networks
    - Technology used by employees not directly related to on-air product can be dated and is not given the attention it may deserve.
    - Subject to office politics just like any other company
    - In Bristol, CT

    Advice to Management

    - Pay needs to be more competitive
    - Consider offering greater incentives to employees for good work

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