ESPN Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
265 Reviews
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265 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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    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
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    Work

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    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    If you truly love sports, you will fit right in. Everyone in the building is really laid back and outgoing which is nice.

    Cons

    Demanding work schedule for a minimum amount of pay. Daily commute can also become a hassle at certain times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyable and exciting workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Bristol, CT (US)

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good benefits, plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, time-off policy for entry level workers is sub-par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the workers who make the company a fun place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A chance to work for "The World Wide Leader In Sports"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Very aggressive growth position, flexibility to guide your career path, great benefits, Best in class name recognition, solid core values

    Cons

    A bee hive environment, can get a bit robotic, HQ location, leadership tends to become disconnected with satalite locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HQ should keep in better touch with outposts. Honest reviews of management would be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern - ESPN 1000

    Former Employee - Production Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at ESPN as an intern

    Pros

    Working with smart people, sports, celebrity encounters

    Cons

    Unpaid internship - the norm in the industry. Not a good path to full time employment

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    ESPN Production crew

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Pretty good atmosphere, skews young, for the most part treated fairly, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Schedule/hours pay could be more competitive, becoming too corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience as an intern with the Digital Marketing team

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good environment and great experience

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    • Senior Management
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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
  10.  

    Incredible place to work;

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    • 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
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    Sports Dream Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

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