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ESPN Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
305 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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    ESPN

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    Former Employee - Web Developer II in Ecatepec, México (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Web Developer II in Ecatepec, México (Mexico)

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    I made money. The money was good. Racism was low even though I was an Amexicanadian.

    Cons

    I didn't make enough money. Some money was bad. I liked to sleep. Work didn't like me sleeping. I was fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let me sleep. Or I might make you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Current Employee Review

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    Current Employee - ESPN Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - ESPN Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Work culture, benefits, resources available to you in your position

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Digital Sales Planner

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    Current Contractor - Digital Sales Planner in New York, NY (US)
    Current Contractor - Digital Sales Planner in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at ESPN as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of talented and innovative people, great perks (have been able to make it a few games in my time here), and there is room for growth as turnover is pretty quick, with many colleagues getting promoted.

    Cons

    Still very Corporate, which can be a turn off to some, but is expected. The

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent environment!

    Cons

    Limited room for growth opportunities

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great learning experience and propelled me into my current job.

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Bristol, CT (US)

    I worked at ESPN full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great asset for your resume and you make valuable contacts. Those contacts helped me later in my career.

    Cons

    The salary for PA's is a little low. It's not close to a major city. Starting at an entry level position it's easy to get lost in production.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt it was easy to get lost in the shuffle among upper management. Maybe meeting with CP's a few more times a year to review your recent work might help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The Review

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

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

    Pros

    Very exciting show. Good program.

    Cons

    Need more energetic people so interviews aren't boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me im a hard worker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It was very cool to work in the sports scene, but you don't get to enjoy the sports at all.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    You get to see famous athletes. You also get to meet some very nice people but don't expect them to be your friends.

    Cons

    The hours were horrible. You don't have a set schedule so planning things in advance is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that you should have more of a structure for schedule. But i realize that it can also be impossible because you have thousands of people to manage.

  9.  

    Too many Chiefs, to few indians

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time

    Pros

    ESPN/Disney has decent compensation and perks. Always work to be done because the company never stops growing.

    Cons

    Way too may mid and senior level managers. Actual workers get little appreciation and less and and less help. Disney needs to go over ESPN management and start making the deadwood (of which there is a ton) retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to the workers and fire some management. Company has deteriorated since George Bodenhiemer left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a lot, met a lot of people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN

    Pros

    Sports
    it's ESPN
    Learning a lot
    gym and cafeteria on sight, also have intramural sports

    Cons

    Very hard to get a full time position in certain areas
    Tough hours, but that does come with sports
    Bristol isn't for everybody

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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