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Updated 21 January, 2015
Updated 21 January, 2015
293 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Not that exciting once you are in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Perfect for place to work if you love sports.Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Need to invest in people and resources/technology. Make sure you ask questions about your pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more communication. There is a lack of leadership and overall company strategy. I came from organizations where the heads of the company would share the vision and strategy of business. I was shocked this didn't happen at ESPN. Each department does not work together or even know each other. Company headquarters are in Bristol so if you are not there you cant take advantage of all the perks. Different departments should collaborate with each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Idea of working at ESPN way better than the Experience

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with smart people
    Interesting products relevant to any sports fan

    Cons

    Zero Growth Opportunity
    Micro Managed
    Easily replaceable due to desirability of name
    Lack of transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting, yet often dull

    Former Employee - Intern in Fresno, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Fresno, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Allowed me to have an insider perspective of operations for ESPN Radio. I especially enjoyed utilizing data analysis to back up/research host(s) talking points.

    Cons

    At times there was simply a lack of work. Some hosts were less than generous in helping find work or projects during those times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow interns to independently create additional projects on certain key topics/segments that hosts are interested in further exploring.

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