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Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
294 Reviews
3.8
294 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love ESPN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and good management.

    Cons

    I do not find any cons. I think the scheduling is a little tough but overall is a great place to work.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great organization to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stats Analyst in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Stats Analyst in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They invest in employees and provide good benefits. Very good work environment. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Change can be slow, as with most big companies. This prevents a lot of good feedback from being fully implemented. Most entry-level jobs (and many middle-management roles) require night/weekend/holiday hours. Because of demand most entry-level roles are underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome place to work and succeed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Media Operator in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Media Operator in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    They care about you! Perks, benefits, and they attempt work life balance

    Cons

    24/7/265 because of these hours, you can't please everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get behind the education push for those who want to pursue advanced degrees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I can see myself working here for a while

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bristol, CT (US)

    I have been working at ESPN (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy the flexibility in schedules and the feeling of a community throughout the entire company. Very relaxed environment

    Cons

    Haven't been here long enough to find any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication flowing and continue to take advice from those "below" you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Probably the worst place I've ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Not a lot is expected of you so you can work a standard 9 - 5.

    Cons

    The managers don't actually know how to manage. They certainly don't know how to lead. The company has a very old way of thinking. Their philosophy is that they need to keep doing partnerships with other companies to bring in more money at the expense of fans. Fans are the last person thought about when decisions are made.

    Even though the name looks good on my resume, I'm actually embarrassed of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun and Rewarding Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    As with everything, what you put into this internship determines what you will receive from it!

    Cons

    Even though it's a growing company, they need more job openings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop their Human Resource.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great people, great environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    Friendly employees and very flexible with student schedule.

    Cons

    Number of hours inherently limited by number of network-fed programs.

  9.  

    ESPN is a great company focused on developing its people and serving it's fans.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    They are flexible and supportive and have great growth opportunities. It's like a family there.

    Cons

    24/7 environment. No matter how great they are about work/life/balance.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    values, oppotunity, expertise, thought leadership of entire workforce, esp senior management. professional development and management training commitments.

    Cons

    compensation below industry standard norms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't have any at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience, but too corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Experiences you can't get anywhere else. Connected to the top brands in the world, ABC, Disney, ESPN.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by, talent isn't rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to reward folks who are doing an awesome job outside of money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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