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"Some Good but a lot of bad"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Competitive starting salary ( i think this is changing for the worse)
Free gym and on staff nurse
nice campus, but money should be used to save jobs that are being downsized

Cons

Long hours, upper management does not care about staff, it was said in meetings (which are never ending) that you can either advance or have a personal life, you can't have both. Layoffs are still coming because they are funding a new studio and they say in meetings well these layoffs should have happened years ago, as someone who was laid off that did not make me feel any better.

Advice to Management

stop having non stop meetings to go over the same issues the last manager just had a meeting on

Other Employee Reviews for ESPN

  1. "Too many Chiefs, Not enough Indians"

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    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Subject matter, great people to work with, great location to raise a family

    Cons

    Anyone with an office or a title thinks they are an expert in anything. No trust in their subject matter experts. Anyone with an iPhone thinks they understands mobile and how to build a successful product. The company itself does a terrible job managing their managers. If you get a terrible manager (which seem to outnumber the good ones by a lot) you are doomed.

    Advice to Management

    Let people who have experience in their industry make tough decisions. Titles should not override performance. Create a better metric to evaluate the performers and make that mean something rather than higher ups that are in meetings all day and don't understand the products that are being built.


  2. "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Process Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Process Analyst in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Great place for a sports fan to work. Full time employee are eligible for yearly Disney passes.

    Cons

    Career growth curve varies by business area depending on which department one gets hired into.

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