ESPN Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
246 Reviews
3.9
246 Reviews
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ESPN President John Skipper
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97 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed working as an intern for the ESPY awards

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    Former Employee - ESPY Green Team Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - ESPY Green Team Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at ESPN as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work experience and pay
    Get to be around well-known people with experience

    Cons

    Crazy hours and schedule
    Not enough rest time during work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    a great opportunity

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

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great facility, friendly co worker

    Cons

    none i can think of

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ESPN is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - IT- Contract  in  Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - IT- Contract in Bristol, CT (US)

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
     - Beautiful offices
     - Love sports enthusiasts

    Cons

    - Contract positions have end dates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You'll learn more at ESPN in 2 weeks than at most companies in 2 years.

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

    I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great work culture, great brand values, great people.

    Cons

    Needs improvement on work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you love sports, this is your dream job.

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    Former Employee - Ops Producer  in  Bristol, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Ops Producer in Bristol, CT (US)

    I worked at ESPN as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is the epicenter of sports coverage - every sport, every day.

    Cons

    You're churning it out, like a factory for sports coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget that it's the people that make the experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall my experience at ESPN was filled with many highs and a few lows.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working for a big entertainment company, getting paid to watch sports, being a part of an operation that puts a great product on TV and seeing your efforts pay off.

    Cons

    Low salary, late hours, bad bosses, interoffice politics, living in Bristol if you are based there, dealing with corporate downsizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to do a better job of making sure they retain valuable employees and recognizing the efforts of such workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best companies on the planet.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ESPN

    Pros

    Incredibly complex and challenging technical problems to solve.
    World class facilities.
    Blue collar work ethic - everyone works hard!
    Sports + Technology

    Cons

    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT
    Bristol, CT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place if you are a sports fan

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ESPN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I am as big a sports fan as you can get....benefits were great and pay was decent.

    Cons

    Even though it has been a company priority there is no work/life balance and those promoted are not always the most deserving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of your offices and take a look at what the people who do the day to day business are actually doing...too many in upper management don't realize what functions the people they manage are responsible for at work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for! Tons for perks and everyone genuinely wants you to succeed.

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    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator  in  Bristol, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Coordinator in Bristol, CT (US)

    I have been working at ESPN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn so much through your work and they switch you on projects/accounts so that you are never bored. I am able to work from home as needed and never are expected to work on the weekends.

    Cons

    A lot of people need to be fired and replaced with people who are younger, brighter, and able to come up with better ways to improve current processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull for more promotions, not just assignments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, but too much bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Awful pay. Too many power hungry managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their hard work like you claim to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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