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An American multinational sports media ESPN Inc. is owned by Disney Media Networks, under a division of The Walt Disney Company (80 percent share), with Hearst Communications (20 percent) as an equity stakeholder. The company network was initiated in 1979 under the name Entertainment and Sports Programming Network and later rebranded as ESPN in 1985. This sport superstar is the well-recognized cable sports broadcaster, serving nearly 100 million viewers monthly in US through its stable range of channels: ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Classic. ESPN around the clock networks carry a huge variety of live sporting events, as well as programs dedicated to news and analysis. In addition to this, this media company also develops original TV as well as radio programming and lends content for ESPN.com, one of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. ESPN has been increasing its coverage of other sports leagues, including Major League Lacrosse and Major League Soccer and has been expanding its reach into the international sports area to another 200 countries.

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$500M to $1B
Large
Multiple locations
Radio Broadcasting Companies, TV Broadcasting Companies
1979
John Skipper
What departments ESPN employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation36.8%
Media & Communications29.4%
Entertainment & Sports14.3%
Computer / IT9.7%
Management - Other6.9%
General and Operations Managers2.9%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do ESPN employees have before joining?
Years of experience at ESPN: Newcomers: 35%, Experiencers: 22%, Experts: 19%, Veterans: 24%. ESPN employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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Where did ESPN employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before ESPN: Big Ten Network, FOX Sports, Major League Baseball. Typical ESPN employees have worked at Big Ten Network.
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Big Ten Network
FOX Sports
Major League Baseball
What industries did ESPN employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of ESPN: TV Broadcasting Companies, Radio Broadcasting Companies, Newspaper Publishers, Colleges / Universities, Telecommunications Companies. ESPN employees most likely come from a TV Broadcasting Companies industry background.
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Where did ESPN employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at ESPN: Small: 45%, Medium: 15%, Large: 40%. Most ESPN employees have previously worked at small companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at ESPN study?
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Where did employees at ESPN study?
Central Connecticut State University
Penn State University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at ESPN?
Time employed at ESPN: <1: 8%, 1-3: 22%, 4-8: 36%, 9-13: 17%, 14-20: 11%, 20+: 6%. Most ESPN employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does ESPN rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at ESPN: 71.2% Male and 28.8% Female. Age ratio at ESPN: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 44%, 31-40: 32%, 41-50: 16%, 51-60: 6%, 60+: 2%. ESPN rates - 11.2% less female than the industry average. Most ESPN employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does ESPN rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at ESPN: high. ESPN ranks high for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do ESPN employees go on to work at?
Future employers of ESPN: CBS Corporation, FOX Sports, Golf Channel, NBC Sports, NBCUniversal. People who work at ESPN most typically go on to work for the CBS Corporation.
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FOX Sports
Golf Channel
NBC Sports
NBCUniversal

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Videographer
Madison, WI - February 4, 2022
Awesome work environment with great co-workers
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Nothing bad to say. It was a great journey. I worked everything from the Super Bowl to the Olympics. I meet some of the most interesting people in the world of sports.

Pros and Cons
Unbelieveable experience meeting the greatest athletes on the planet.
Nothing really bad to say.
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December 10, 2021
Camera operator for broadcast sports
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Traveled the country working hand held camera for live sports broadcast primarily for college sports.

Pros and Cons
Working with talented technicians
Long hours
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Producer
Bristol, CT - May 5, 2021
Good benefits, bad shortsighted management
3.4
Ratings
3
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Once you are in beyond entry level the pay and benefits are very good. But you will earn it with long hours, little support, managers with agendas, and a company that’s now more concerned with looking “woke” the hiring and promoting the best people. Layoffs are now commonplace but there is always money for high priced talent. The people you will work with are the best- the soul of ESPN. Knowledgeable, fun, kind are some of the best words to describe the troops in the trenches. The generals is the offices never see what’s going on or how their decisions negatively impact people ,

Pros and Cons
Good pay and benefits. Coworkers are good folka
Out of touch social agenda ruining careers. All about$ now
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What year was ESPN founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
it was founded in 1979
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What industry does ESPN operate in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Arts/Entertainment/Publishing, Marketing/Advertising/PR.
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What’s the gender distribution at ESPN?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
28.8% female, 71.2% male.
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What’s the main location of ESPN?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
It’s Bristol, CT.
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How much revenue does ESPN generate?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
$500m to $1b.
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Who is the CEO of ESPN?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
John Skipper.
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What’s the average length of tenure at ESPN?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did ESPN employees work for?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Small companies before ESPN.
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How often do employees get promoted at ESPN ?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
advancement opportunities are high
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where do employees go to work after leaving ESPN?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Most went to work for one of these companies: CBS Corporation, FOX Sports, Freelance, Golf Channel, NBC Sports, NBCUniversal, Self Employed, The Walt Disney Company
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Where did employees work before joining ESPN?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Big Ten Network, FOX Sports, Freelance, Major League Baseball, NBC Sports, NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Company, Univision.
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What’s the average age at ESPN?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
21-30.
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Where did most of ESPN employees go to school?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Central Connecticut State University, Penn State University, Quinnipiac University, Syracuse University, University of Connecticut.
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Offer a great 401 K🧡
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9 months ago
Very good performance and several options to choose from.😆
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9 months ago
401k is a pretty good deal.😊
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What's the vacation policy?
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7 months ago
4 weeks given after a relatively short time frame.😀
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7 months ago
standard vacation and PTO😇
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What are the perks for employees?
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8 months ago
Benefits package is great and they offer alternative assistance when needed.
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8 months ago
Good benefits package overall good place to work😄
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What are the responsibilities of the Learning and Development Manager position?
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9 months ago
supervising and guiding new comers.🙂
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9 months ago
To give trainings to employees😊
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What is the interview process like?
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8 months ago
I initially had a phone interview. HR recruiter was awesome. Then I waited a few weeks and received an in person interview
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8 months ago
You have an interview with the managers, and discuss what is required of you to do the job effectively.
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It is a great place to learn a lot and get a great understanding of how corporate works
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8 months ago
Decent place to start your career
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8 months ago
I have been here working sporting events for 7 years now ☺
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How often do raises occur?
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8 months ago
Every year😎
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8 months ago
Once per year😁
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What is the promotion process like?
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8 months ago
Challenging because so many people are good at their work.
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8 months ago
Each year😜
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Great experience! Learned how to use equipment, experienced food catering, and was surrounded by great people to work with😊
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9 months ago
It is an exciting place to work 🤩
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9 months ago
Some parts of senior management is antiquated in their thinking while others are forward thinkers and doing their best to keep the company moving forward in a positive light.🙂
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Do they offer health insurance?
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8 months ago
Comparable benefits plan and good to the employees
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8 months ago
They offer many great health insurance options.🥰
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If your normal day off happens to fall on a holiday would you still get that holiday off?
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9 months ago
maybe not😆
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9 months ago
Yes you will😌
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks
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8 months ago
Kind of an intense interview process with multiple interviews and written assignments😊
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8 months ago
Interviewers were very friendly and asked professional and thoughtful questions.😄
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If you were in charge what would you do to make it a better place to work?
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8 months ago
Accountability for the technology team.
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8 months ago
More interaction with people within company looking to grow.
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Great experience, more than great leadership! 🤩
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8 months ago
A Job to be grateful for!🧡
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8 months ago
Fun place to work at there's a lot of young people starting their careers🤩
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On average how many hours do you work a day?
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9 months ago
Can be consuming if you struggle with work-life balance.😐
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9 months ago
10 hours daily.😀
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