ESPN Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
259 Reviews
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259 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perks, benefits, and they attempt work life balance (in 13 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 14 reviews)

  • Long hours and traveling was constant (in 16 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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    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.  

    customer service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN part-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    none company was great to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what your are doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience as an intern with the Digital Marketing team

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at ESPN as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get a ton of exposure to the different digital products ESPN owns and through the exposure learn a lot about digital marketing as a whole. The people you work with are incredibly friendly and the company has a very casual work atmosphere. They really looked out for the interns and always offered help. I was never afraid to ask questions during a meeting and got a great understanding of the relationships between the marketing team, sales team and sports management team

    Cons

    The beginning was very slow. A lot of what you work on are things you learn as you go so in the beginning it can be difficult to understand what they expect from you. IT can be extremely slow if you have an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good environment and great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor

    Pros

    Great people and environment, especially if you like sports and that world. Casual work environment and many perks to the job.

    Cons

    Some times tasks or matters can be handled more efficiently. I generally think experience plays a large in figuring those things out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible place to work;

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A near-obsession with ensuring it is staying on the front edge of trends. Smart people everywhere. Crosses many industries and technologies. Appreciated even more when you spend time around other major media, tech and telecoms companies.

    Cons

    Not perfect - no place is. HQ location in semi-rural central CT is tough for many, and without question it does thrive on a culture and people that battle with work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sports Dream Job

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    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Statistics Analyst in Bristol, CT (US)

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at ESPN has a lot of perks. You are part of thee preeminent sports company in the world and the opportunities to work in a number of career paths are broad. Depending on your job, you get to work with many celebrities and former athletes. You also get the benefits of being a Disney cast member (complementary entrance to theme parks and discounts on anything Disney).

    Cons

    Being a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation means that you will likely work nights and weekends. ESPN is the final destination for many in the sports field and because of that, I believe they are able to pay less in salary since interest working at ESPN is always in high demand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to entry-level and those who do most of the work under management. You'll see a better product and happier staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ESPN is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Bristol, CT (US)

    I have been working at ESPN as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People care about you as a person instead of just work. Everyone is happy and genuinely nice around "Bristol Campus"

    Cons

    Bristol is boring besides ESPN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work, lots of perks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you love sports and technology, it is the perfect place to work. They are always on the cutting-edge of new ways to tell a story.

    Cons

    In house politics between middle and upper management can be very cut throat. All department heads don't always share information and duplicate works gets done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Department heads need to collaborate with each other more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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