Associate Director (Current Employee) – Bristol, CT – May 14, 2018
ESPN does a great job of producing the games you watch on TV. There are great people working on the broadcasts to bring you the best coverage. What is very lacking is communication from management. They do a poor job of informing you of the work that will be available, and there is zero feedback on job performance. When you are working on the events you are covering it is a positive atmosphere and the people all work hard to create great shows.
STUDIO OPERATOR (Current Employee) – Bristol, CT – May 10, 2018
Too corporate sometimes. But willing to work with you trough life changes and situations out of control. I wish they would give equal opportunities for promotions. We have to apply not given no matter how good you do.
Vice President (Former Employee) – Bristol, CT – May 7, 2018
ESPN is on the cutting edge of an industry in the middle of technological upheaval. It's move to remake itself as a digital streaming platform - instead of a TV company - demonstrates tremendous vision, and puts them way ahead of anyone else in the space.
Production Assistant (Former Employee) – Bristol, CT – May 2, 2018
after 8 years - 2yrs temp position, 6yrs full time I would never work for ESPN again. No room for advancement and not a single promotion. Worked nights, weekends, holidays for 7yrs and my social life disappeared. work/life balance was non-existent.
Distribution Clerk / Driver (Former Employee) – Bristol, CT – April 30, 2018
ESPN was a fun place to work with a relaxed atmosphere and great culture. My managers were very encouraging of me trying to better myself through job shadowing to try and advance. However, the company was very difficult to move up in and my role did not provide a salary that was high enough to make a comfortable living.
I enjoyed pretty much all of my time working at ESPN. It's a great place to start you career. I would advise either staying there at all costs or bouncing around different departments when you're new to get a feel for what you like / so you can learn skills for whatever your next move will be. Valuable.
Master Control Operator (Former Employee) – Bristol, CT – April 24, 2018
at the beginning it was awesome, but as time went by and managers changed things got worse. Don't get me wrong, it's a great company with great benefits, but its corporate and a "dog eats dog" type of environment (some have great work ethics, other don't even have integrity or honor and they are ready to do anything to get the top). But hey, is television. only advice, ask to be moved to mornings as soon as you can (well, maybe after a year). I did it for 9 years and it did a number on my body. They don't care about you, they only care about what you can do.
great benefits, Free Disney Tickets, national discounts
Long time before being able to switch from Night to day shift.
Lots of opportunities to work with new technologies
Front End Software Engineer III (Current Employee) – Bristol, CT – April 22, 2018
I enjoyed being able to move around different groups within the comapny and also had the opportunity to work in multiple offices with relocation between them. There's a lot of space to work on a lot of different things because there's so much going on technology wise at ESPN.
Director, Consumer Marketing (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 20, 2018
ESPN is a fun place to work and just like any other job it has its balance of the good, the bad, and the ugly. A typical day at work varies depending on the role. Management varies in each company, and this is no different. I have been a part of one department and cannot testified for the overall management of the company. I have been blessed to have fantastic co-workers during my time at ESPN. From day one, they were very attentive and help me learn throughout the way. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to travel to sporting events for work
Production Assistant (Current Employee) – Bristol, CT – April 7, 2018
If you are not from CT, good luck. Terrible work hours, no weekends unless you got an office job. Nothing to do around the area. The job is not bad if you can handle not having a life or any fun unless you drive 2 hrs+.
Media Intern (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 5, 2018
I absolutly love ESPN, It is my dream job, I enjoy every intern that has taken place there It is so professional but fun. You can be yourself and still get you work done!! Everybody has a great personality