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  1.  

    Incredible place to work;

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    ESPN is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at ESPN as an intern (less than a 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
  3.  

    Excellent, great teamwork, amazing environment of talented people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork
    Opportunity for growth
    Great benefits
    Cutting edge technology
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    Hard to maintain work-life balance ( depending on your postion)
    Most folks stay with company, so can hurt growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a solution to work-life balance and I think with even more communication it can be achieved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    2012 assoc. op review

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    disney tickets, yrly bonus, raises, discounts, downtown

    Cons

    hours, bad off days, location, values,management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run away. It is a toxic, morale killer. It is not a place for professionals.

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

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for years. That has changed. They finally got smart enough to give 3 weeks of vacation so you can actually use your Disney passes.

    Cons

    Management is changing direction like a monkey swinging from a tree. Directors and above have a sweet thing going. They are very busy selfishly maneuvering and networking up without a care for the direction of their staff or the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sports Dream Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with. The compensation was good for a college student. I enjoyed watching sports and getting paid.

    Cons

    The hours working were not the best for a college student. Early mornings and late afternoons. It was hard to get a raise and or a promotion starting off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place for a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Unbounded growth for decades gives stability.

    Cons

    Currently in state of reorganization.

  10.  

    Associate Manager, Brand and Consumer Marketing

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work with people as passionate about sports as you are, the benefits are great, and often there is opportunity to learn and develop skill sets. You meet athletes and gain experience working with various departments internally and externally. It's overall a positive work environment but that is heavily dependent on your immediate group.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get promoted, and often you must change departments in order to ascend unless you are in the right place at the right place. It is also very low pay from coordinator through manager level. I think they can get away with that since the demand to work at this company is so high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the intentions of upper management are good, however I feel that clear indicators for promotion and higher pay are needed to retain good talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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.

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