FOX Sports Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jul 7, 2020

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FOX Sports President, COO and Executive Producer Eric Shanks
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  1. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FOX Sports full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable, great work environment, interesting work, good benefits

    Cons

    Challenging to advance, lack of communication from upper management

  2. "Assistant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at FOX Sports full-time

    Pros

    Fun to work in sports- some perks of going to games

    Cons

    Upper management does whatever they want and is never in the office. No leadership and no room to move up. The people who do all the work are underpaid and treated with little to no respect.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Gained experience but not the best work environment"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FOX Sports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being around sports and high profile events, learn to work in fast-paced environment, awesome health benefits, lots of vacation days

    Cons

    No office equipment, bland office, limited office gatherings, upper management screams and yells, lots of turnover, yet people in director positions never leave so not a lot of opportunity to move up, long grueling work hours, minimal compensation for amount of work/effort needed.

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  4. "Life At Network Level"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FOX Sports

    Pros

    Good benefits, average pay, action packed job that lets you be creative. Very nice co-workers. Every day is different.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, horrible hours if your a family type person. Upper management has too many agendas. Need more quality over quantity.

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    "News Desk"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assignment Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FOX Sports full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ***THIS IS FOR FOX SPORTS ONE, PRIOR TO THE LAYOFFS*** - You get a TV at your desk and can just watch (monitor) sports. Every game and package too - The place has some cool people (I'll explain this as a con below). - Got to go to a Dodger game and do some other field production - Being on a movie lot was neat -Everything was brand new - Semi lax dress code

    Cons

    - Awful schedule; essentially since it's "sports news" you don't get to have a social life. You will work early mornings (5am) or late nights (1am). And holidays. - Due to the fact you work all the time, you begin to resent your coworkers - People who had been at FS (before it was FS1) were lazy and annoyed it became a network - Upper management doesn't care about you - A lot of, "well this person has been here longer, so they get special treatment"

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    "Top heavy, no creativity"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FOX Sports

    Pros

    You can talk sports all day!

    Cons

    Upper management will kill great ideas or reuse them in 6 months and take all the credit.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely Unprofessional Work environment"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FOX Sports

    Pros

    Occasionally fun work environment, nice lot.

    Cons

    No room for movement, very political environment, producers are heavily favorite-based on the people they choose to work with, you are dispensable regardless of how long you have worked there, no structure for raises, unpaid overtime, inappropriate workplace relationships by upper-management.

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  8. "Technician"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Lead Systems Integrator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FOX Sports for more than a year

    Pros

    Great content to work with Challenging multi media projects Great engineering team

    Cons

    Will benefit greatly from better upper management in engineer department

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    "Upper management cares more about bottom line than rewarding good employees"

    2.0
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    Former Contractor - Editorial Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FOX Sports for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a handful of very well-meaning upper management heads who, despite the financial situation of the company, do want their employees to thrive and succeed. I see them struggle to maintain positive morale around the office, and their commitment to providing quality user content is genuine. They're stuck between a rock and a hard place, and it's easy to have sympathy for these few, caring individuals. Schedules are very flexible, and managers are very understanding with situations outside of work that would require an odd schedule or time off. (Maternity leave, continuing education, medical appointments, etc.) Many employees are friendly and in high spirits, able to ignore some of the more obvious failings of the company. It makes things less awful than they truly could be.

    Cons

    Many high-ranked, upper management types are paid quite a bit for doing practically nothing. In some departments, the managers do contribute to the overall function of the company -- but in the my department, there are a few extremely overpaid figures that do nothing but sit in an office all day and take zero initiative to take over responsibilities from lesser-paid staff editors and assistants that were only performing these managerial tasks while new staff was hired. There is an embarrassing amount of financial waste across the company. Poor employees are routinely promoted and/or given raises while many hard-working and beneficial employees were laid off this past year. The company claims it is broke, but instead has been squirreling away money for "a rainy day" while cutting contractor hours in half to save money and prevent the company from having to pay these workers F/T salaries and benefits. What another commenter said about people who act like they're working but spend all day throwing around footballs/playing ping pong is absolutely true. Several departments never seem to work and are camped out at the office ping pong tables all day -- and then, these departments have the gall to complain that they are understaffed and cannot perform requests from other departments in a timely manner.

  10. "Amazing but can be so much more"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FOX Sports

    Pros

    If you're looking to work in a company that TRULY has international affiliations, this is the company to be with as it is a media powerhouse so it's a great inclusion in your CV and the people working there in the Singapore office are true professionals

    Cons

    The management could hire upper management better as they had put ill-equipped people in charge of certain areas in the hopes they would improve with time which they didn't and as a result dragged everyone else down with them.

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