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ESPN Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
274 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged (in 14 reviews)

  • clearly the leader in sports media and technology and part of the Disney family (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to maintain work-life balance ( depending on your postion) (in 16 reviews)

  • Long hours and traveling was constant (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company but depends which department you are. Finance is terrible team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    Awesome work environment in company and no protocols

    Cons

    Finance team has some aweful heads who are fit for nothing and are here till retirement as they dont fit anywhere else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change finance and admin team

  2.  

    Enriching exerience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Architect in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Architect in Bangalore

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Complete access to sports news
    Access to event tickets
    Very open work culture

    Cons

    Lot of resistance to change
    Any new technology initiative has to pass through hurdles. Even if it gets accepted its after a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on processes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work place

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at ESPN (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working enviourment company at bangalore

    Cons

    No cons about this company and working culture is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Hard life, but worth it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Producer - Production in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Producer - Production in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a large company with a lot of resources. If you are lucky enough to end up with a good manager, you have a good attitude, communicate and work hard, you will move up. You get paid decently and can have the opportunity to make OT if working on certain sport. Unless you are REALLY bad at your job, you will get raises and Christmas bonuses every year. I was lucky to have great managers and I worked really hard......then when I worked with another company I could clearly appreciate the high standard levels.

    Cons

    There are opportunities to move up to a certain extent. There is a bottle neck in the production department once you get to the Associate Producer Level. Work/Life balance can suck depending on your job....but remember what the benefits of working and thriving at a company like this can do for your career.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Accountant in Bristol, CT (US)

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provides ample opportunity for growth in career , work -life balance is encouraged. Lots of opportunities to advance if you're willing to move around a lot.

    Cons

    Lots of layers of management.
    Need to offer more vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    promotions, time off, great location

    Cons

    sometimes things can be slow moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with all levels of employees more

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    Its a great beginning job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor

    Pros

    Great perks, many friendly people.

    Cons

    On the deportes side, not much room for growth.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great people
    Active work
    Everything is run very professionally in this career

    Cons

    Parking
    Work your way up may take a while
    Long hours
    Many meetings
    Presentations

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at ESPN part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Something interesting is always happening and not to mention fun. You get to grow here and be surrounded by people who love their job just as much as they love sports. It's a win win!

    Cons

    Compensation seems to be a bit lower than average specifically because everyone wants to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fun atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Okayish, stay for life company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Software Engineer in Bristol, CT (US)

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    NFL, watching n working on cool apps, fixes, WFH as you like it

    Cons

    never join this if you want to grow. Everybody here stays years together and there is not much scope for innovation, best industry practices. Everyone comes in 9.30-5. This is not a typical software company!!! Extra layer of managemental bureaucracy by Assoc. Director. N the like..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more youngsters n get outta that mentality that you are getting a 'great' amount of work done. You care for the apps, delivery nothing else...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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