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Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.7 233 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

ESPN President John Skipper

John Skipper

(90 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Great team, Awesome work life balance, Opportunity to learn(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The scale on Work/Life balance is definitely tilted toward work(in 11 reviews)

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

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    Great place to work, but too much bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunities to learn about various aspects of live TV. Exciting work environments.

    ConsAwful pay. Too many power hungry managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward people for their hard work like you claim to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    UX Design

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat campus, famous visitors, interesting content

    ConsA lot of politics, average culture, trying to be more forward thinking and collaborative

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA (US)

    ProsGreat experience, amazing opportunities and lots of young working professionals.

    ConsBig organization with slow decision makers. Bad leadership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a fun place to work overall but compensation is poor and employees are overworked

    Promotions Coordinator (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH (US)

    ProsGreat for networking, great employees, work hard-play hard atmosphere, management is willing to listen to input from all employees, management really cares about employees

    ConsApproach leads to a reactive culture, philosophy is great on paper but isn't successfully applied, compensation is poor, lack of resources

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend less time thinking about how to do things and more time anticipating possible outcomes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and bad like almost any corporation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back, cutting edge, a dream for sports fans.

    ConsMessy middle management, constant re-orgs, lack of growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate and promote from within

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great

    Senior Cp TV (Former Employee) Bristol, CT (US)

    Prospeople, resources, access, life, location

    Conspeople, location, size, food, cafeteria

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    on field, great experience that I didn't realize would show me the intro into Sport Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosup-tempo, quick paced, very nice people, name brand, ESPN!

    Consjust demanding and right then and there type of thing

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    Fun company but didn't feel respected

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat facilities gym cafeteria fun environment

    Conseveryone wants to be on tv no respect for the back office

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good first job, good benefits and training.

    Editor I (Former Employee) Bristol, CT (US)

    ProsThey are good at what they do and you receive top notch training. Fun, fast paced workplace and, of course, sports!

    ConsHuge company, very corporate and low industry wage, at least as of 10 years ago.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work!!!!

    Senior Designer (Current Employee) Bristol, CT (US)

    ProsGreat co-workers and definitely a great benefits package. Being a Disney employee has great perks also. You are challenged to be innovative quite frequently and are frequently asked to contribute to high visibility projects. The core group of digital media designers and developers contribute to a large percentage of the digital projects.

    ConsVertical promotions peak after a while. Once you reach a certain position, there's not much room to grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a better opportunities for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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