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ESPN Reviews

Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
294 Reviews
3.8
294 Reviews
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ESPN President John Skipper
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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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    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
  2.  

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Meeting athletes from all over the sports world. Working with some of the best guys in radio.

    Cons

    The internship had to come to an end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ESPN

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, caring leaders

    Cons

    Long work hours, understaffed, work/life balance lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please create more opportunities for work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in State College, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in State College, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    experience, promotions, covering live events

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Great Job, Good Pay, Fun

    Cons

    Nothing at all it is great

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    Account Executive (Ad Sales)

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Fun innovative company which is a part of a larger orgnaization with numerous career opportunities

    Cons

    Overworked and layered structure which impedes business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    ESPN is a great place to work!

    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    ESPN boasts many smart people and decent work/life balance. ESPN also has quality leadership and a can-do spirit.

    Cons

    ESPN could do better when it comes to providing more competitive compensation packages. That would be my main criticism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Television utility and production

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    Current Employee - Television Production and Utility in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Television Production and Utility in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Laid back environment, great pay, food provided via catering during work hours

    Cons

    Have to hit right time to move from freelance to full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Editor in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Editor in Bristol, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Small enough company to know who your boss's boss , but is large enough to have the power to get things done. A great end of year bonus was received in each of my four years there.

    Cons

    We had quite a bit of turnover in our department, including five different heads of the department in four years. Getting laid off sucked too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sr. software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    It is quite satisfying to see my work on live TV. I have learned a lot about the technologies behind cameras. Watching football is never as the same as before.

    Cons

    The leadership is not into technologies. There is no clear path for software engineer to grow. The big guys are arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your technologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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