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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2008, 05:37:57 AM »
Infinitely less so when posted for the second time on a page. C'mon TP, you've got more game than that.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2008, 10:14:03 AM »
Was there any movement on these? It has been a long while.
There's constant movement on this, but a list of names of those hired wouldn't register a blip on the screen. Typically, they are recent grads and young journalists usually no more than a year or two out of college.


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« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2008, 10:43:03 AM »
Was there any movement on these? It has been a long while.
There's constant movement on this, but a list of names of those hired wouldn't register a blip on the screen. Typically, they are recent grads and young journalists usually no more than a year or two out of college.

One of my buddies just got started with ESPN as a statistician for ESPNews and SportsCenter. Job starts at $35,000 and they really push cross-department job transferring if you see something open up in another department, which is pretty cool. Plus $1,500 relocation costs FTW.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2008, 04:04:46 PM »
Hahahhahahha!  God that's funny.
Or maybe it isn't after the 10 millionth time.


yeaaah, it was the same guy. there was some sarcasm intended in that post.

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« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2010, 01:22:30 PM »
Hey, I registered to ask anyone if they had actually tried applying for this, what happened, how it is, etc.  Basically wondering if anyone has any first hand experience.

Sorry for digging up an old topic, but they have this position yearly, and I'm looking into it this year, not so much as a journalist but as a job opportunity.

Thanks guys

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2010, 07:00:37 AM »
Hey, I registered to ask anyone if they had actually tried applying for this, what happened, how it is, etc.  Basically wondering if anyone has any first hand experience.

Sorry for digging up an old topic, but they have this position yearly, and I'm looking into it this year, not so much as a journalist but as a job opportunity.

Thanks guys

I've definitely posted this before. Here's how my experience went.
- Applied 3-4 times and never heard back
-Applied a fifth time sending in multiple resumes from multiple e-mail addresses applying for any position
-Got a call back on a Saturday at 10 p.m. while I was at the bar (I'm EST just like Bristol, WTF?) had an impromptu quiz where I had to name the starting lineup for the Lakers, had to explain how to calculate ERA and had to name the last 8 Heisman Winners and their schools.
- Passed the test and the made me schedule an hour long block to speak to them again (immediately) there was no waiting. They said they like to move the process along quickly - a bunch of shit really.
- The next morning they called back, gave me a Data Assesment, which I think I deleted (DAMN). It was a 45 minute test where you had to edit things, check stats, do some simple sports math etc. The test had weird rules, like if you didn't finish one question in a section you got them all wrong. I didn't finish editing a box score for a basketball game and got that entire section wrong. (I had to submit it within 45 minutes or I failed... so I took the loss of points)
-Passed the test. They called me about a week later and told me. Set up an interview for a few days down the road.
-Had a really cool interview with a team member about sports. He talked about his path to ESPN and basically we talked about Fantasy football, Brett Favre,  Chad Henne and the Dolphins. The interview was cool and I had a great feeling.
-I didn't hear anything back for a while... and I mean a long while. The hiring manager told me it was going to be a bit of a long process.
- I followed up every few weeks and this did not make the hiring manager happy. I kept leaving messages and never heard back. At one point she returned my call and said that I was "being excessive". I apologized to her, and said that I was trying to be persistent and would not have kept calling if someone had returned my calls.
-Finally, after months of this ridiculous charade, I had a phone interview with said hiring manager. She was very cold and rude. I tried to be as nice as possible. I wasn't nervous and did great in the interview. She was short and cut me off after about 10 minutes on the phone. From there, I pretty much knew it was over (however, she told me the next step was that they would fly me in for an interview... so I held out hope)
-A kept following up, and after about a month the hiring manager left a voicemail saying there was a hiring freeze and I wouldn't have the job.

Nine months total for the interview process just to go down like that. It was dissapointing because I had done everything right on my end. I was a bit bitter, but after the way the hiring manager treated me, I realized that's not the type of place I wanted to work.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2010, 07:31:28 AM »
Here is the Data Assessment I received in May of 2008. WFW.

DATA GROUP EMAIL ASSESSMENT – Version 2.0


Instructions:

1. Make sure you have received all sections
2. Once we go over the directions, you have 45 minutes to complete the assessment.
3. Let's say in one section there are five questions and you only answer one question and leave the other four questions blank, we are going to count the other four questions in that section as wrong. So if you answer one question in one section, make sure you answer all the questions in that section.
4. We are looking for you to complete as many correct responses as possible; obviously we will grade you on any incorrect responses as well.
5. You can use a calculator, the Internet, resources and reference materials. Make sure the source is reliable. If the source is wrong and you enter a wrong answer, you will get docked for a wrong answer.
6. Each section has different instructions and different expectations. Make sure you read the directions in each section.
7. You can either reply this email right back to me or you can cut & paste this document into a word format. Doesn’t matter, just so long as we know what answers go to what sections.
8. After going through all of these instructions we will agree upon a 45 minute deadline.
9. Email your responses before your deadline and good luck!




Section 1

  THE NUMBERS GAME

The Data Group deals with statistics and statistical formulas. In order to ensure 100% accuracy, we must understand the formulas to get the stats correct. Compute the following stats:

Baseball

1.  Who has the BETTER ERA and what is their ERA?

Randy Wilson             100.1 IP, 54 ER   
Mike Scott                   30 IP, 15 ER                                             

ANSWER:



Basketball

1.  Mike Scott shoots 8-for-19 from the field, 3-for-5 from 3 point range, and goes 5-for-6 from the free throw line. How many points does he have, and what is his field goal percentage?

ANSWER:


Football

1.   Green Bay scored 42 touchdowns, made 35 extra points, made six 2-point conversions, made 36 field goals and had 2 safeties … Miami scored 40 touchdowns, made 36 extra points, made two 2-point conversions, made 41 field goals and had 3 safeties. How many points did each team score and which team scored more points?


ANSWER:


Hockey

1.   Philadelphia scored 263 goals and allowed 253 goals in a season. What is team’s Goals for Average and Goals against Average?

ANSWER:



                   
Section 2

PROOFREADING BOXSCORES

Box scores from most major leagues (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB) and colleges are usually correct, but we must always verify their accuracy. For the final boxes to be complete, we must find any inaccurate stat(s) and modify accordingly.

Find the three mistakes in each box score

NBA BOX SCORE

TORONTO (104)

      Bosh 7-15 4-4  18,  Peterson 2-5 2-2  7,  Bonner 5-12 0-0  12,
James 10-15 0-2  26,  Rose 3-11 11-12  17,  Villanueva 6-10 1-2  13,
Calderon 1-4 2-2  4,  Graham 1-2 0-0  3,  Sow 1-2 2-3  4,
E. Williams 0-0 0-0  0.  Totals 36-76 22-27  104.

LA LAKERS (122)

      Brown 1-5 1-2  3,  Odom 1-7 5-6  8,  Mihm 5-8 2-3  12,  Parker           
5-11 2-2  13,  Bryant 28-46 18-20  81,  George 0-4 0-0  0,  Vujacic
1-5 0-0  2,  Walton 0-1 0-0  0,  Cook 1-1 0-0  2,  Green 0-0 0-0  0.
Totals 42-88 28-33  122.

Toronto       36  27  22  19  -  104
LA Lakers   29  20  42  31  -  121

      3-Point Goals - Toronto 11-20 (Peterson 1-3, Bonner 2-6,
James 6-8, Rose 0-2, Graham 1-1),  LA Lakers 10-23 (Odom 1-2,
Parker 1-5, Bryant 7-13, Vujacic 1-3). Fouled Out - Bosh.
Rebounds - Toronto 27 (Bosh 8), LA Lakers 51 (Brown, Odom 10).
Assists - Toronto 20 (James 10), LA Lakers 18 (Odom 7). Total
fouls - Toronto 27, LA Lakers 24

MISTAKES:

1)


2)


3)




NCAA BOX SCORE


FLORIDA (73)

                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
C Brewer            37  4-12   1-3   3-7   4   3   11
J Noah              33   7-9   2-2   2-9   3   2   16
A Hoford            24   5-8   4-5   2-7   3   2   14
T Green             36   1-9   0-1   0-4   8   1    2
L Humphrey          36   4-8   3-3   0-1   2   1   15
A Moss              10   3-6   3-4   2-6   0   0    9
W Hodge             12   0-3   0-0   0-1   1   1    0
C Richard           12   2-3   2-2   0-0   0   3    6
_____________________________________________________
TOTALS             201 26-58 15-20  9-35  21  13   73
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Percentages: FG-.448, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 5-19, .263
(C Brewer 2-3, T Green 0-7, L Humphrey 4-8, W Hodge 0-1).
Team Rebounds: 0. Blocked Shots: 10 (J Noah 6, A Hoford 2,
C Richard, C Brewer). Turnovers: 6 (J Noah 2, C Brewer 2,
A Hoford, T Green). Steals: 7 (C Brewer 3, W Hodge 2,
J Noah, T Green).

UCLA (57)
                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
C Bozeman           25   2-3   5-6   0-3   3   2    9
L Mbah a Moute      32   3-9   0-0  3-10   1   4    6
R Hollins           26  4-10   2-2  5-10   0   2   10
J Farmar            34  8-21   1-2   0-2   4   2   18
A Afflalo           32  3-10   2-2   0-2   1   2   10
D Collison          21   0-3   0-0   1-3   1   3    0
A Aboya             14   1-1   0-2   2-3   1   2    2
L Mata               9   1-4   0-0   2-5   0   3    2
M Roll               7   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   2    0
_____________________________________________________
TOTALS             200 22-61 10-14 13-38  12  22   57
_____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.361, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 3-17, .176
(L Mbah a Moute 0-2, J Farmar 1-8, A Afflalo 2-7). Team
Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 1 (R Hollins). Turnovers: 12
(A Afflalo 3, D Collison 3, C Bozeman 2, J Farmar 2,
R Hollins, L Mata). Steals: 3 (J Farmar 2, A Afflalo).
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FLORIDA              36  37   -  73
UCLA                 25  32   -  57
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Technical fouls: None. A: 43,168. Officials: James
Burr, John Cahill, Tony Greene

MISTAKES:

1)


2)


3)


                                                         
 


Section 3

SPELLING

There are rare times when a name is misspelled. If this occurs, we must know what looks different, especially when entering rosters.

WRITE “YES” OR “NO” IF THE ATHLETE’S NAMES ARE SPELLED CORRECTLY.  IF NO, THEN PLEASE WRITE THE CORRECT SPELLING.

Johnny Peralta

Amare Stoudemire

Ashley Lelie

Dwayne Wade

Sheldon Williams

Scott Niedermayer

Mark Buerhle

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Joe Nemecheck

Tony Kanaan

Garrett Anderson   

Teddy Bruschi

Helio Castronieves

         




                                         
 
Section 4

SCORING PLAYS

Part of the job is scoring a game. Read the examples and score the plays:

Baseball

Runners are on first and third base with one out. Ground ball to third base, third basemen throws home and catcher tags out runner from third base. Catcher throws to first base where the batter is called out at first base. Score the play …   

ANSWER:

 
Football

New York punts the ball from its own 35-yard line. The ball is caught at the Dallas 18-yard line and is returned to the Dallas 27-yard line. How many yards did the ball travel and what is the NET average?

ANSWER:


Golf

Tiger Woods starts the Par-5 18th Hole by hitting his first shot 325 yards. The second shot goes 175 yards into a bunker. His third shot out of the bunker goes 24 yards, or 3 feet from the hole. The fourth shot goes in the hole. What is his score relative to par for that hole and what is the specific terminology for his score?

ANSWER:

Tennis

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are tied 6-6 in the final set. In order for the set and match to be completed, they will play a tiebreaker. How many points will it take to decide a winner?

ANSWER:       
Section 5

MAJORS

There are four majors for each of these sports. For tennis, name the event and the surface on which the event is played. For golf, just name the event.


Tennis

1.

2.

3.

4.


Golf

1.             

2.                 

3.               

4.


   



               
                                                               
 
Section 6

WHAT SPORT DO I PLAY?

Write the sport next to the athlete


Martin Truex Jr.   

Jermain Taylor     

James Blake           

Andrea Bargnani   

Dawn Staley           

Miroslav Klose       

Lorena Ochoa         

Jeremy Sowers         

Duncan Keith

Nick Barnett

Chris Burke               

Jeff Halpern               

Dario Franchitti         







                                                               
 
Section 7

ESPNU


WRITE THE NAME OF THE COLLEGE EACH ATHLETE ATTENDED BELOW

Allen Iverson         

Brett Favre             

Vince Young           

Tamika Catchings   

Chris Drury             

Ray Lewis               

Grant Hill               

Kevin Garnett          

Reggie Bush             

Donovan McNabb   

Jason Kidd               



 
            Section 8

WHAT TEAM DO I PLAY FOR?

Write the team most recently associated with the player

Daunte Culpepper

Charlie Villanueva

Peter Forsberg

Keith Brooking

Jarome Iginla

Leandro Barbosa

Deron Williams

Muhsin Muhammad

Marion Barber III

Larry Hughes
 
 
                   
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2010, 11:09:48 AM »
will something like this be posted this year?

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« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2010, 11:56:25 AM »
Hey, I registered to ask anyone if they had actually tried applying for this, what happened, how it is, etc.  Basically wondering if anyone has any first hand experience.

Sorry for digging up an old topic, but they have this position yearly, and I'm looking into it this year, not so much as a journalist but as a job opportunity.

Thanks guys

I've definitely posted this before. Here's how my experience went.
- Applied 3-4 times and never heard back
-Applied a fifth time sending in multiple resumes from multiple e-mail addresses applying for any position
-Got a call back on a Saturday at 10 p.m. while I was at the bar (I'm EST just like Bristol, WTF?) had an impromptu quiz where I had to name the starting lineup for the Lakers, had to explain how to calculate ERA and had to name the last 8 Heisman Winners and their schools.
- Passed the test and the made me schedule an hour long block to speak to them again (immediately) there was no waiting. They said they like to move the process along quickly - a bunch of shit really.
- The next morning they called back, gave me a Data Assesment, which I think I deleted (DAMN). It was a 45 minute test where you had to edit things, check stats, do some simple sports math etc. The test had weird rules, like if you didn't finish one question in a section you got them all wrong. I didn't finish editing a box score for a basketball game and got that entire section wrong. (I had to submit it within 45 minutes or I failed... so I took the loss of points)
-Passed the test. They called me about a week later and told me. Set up an interview for a few days down the road.
-Had a really cool interview with a team member about sports. He talked about his path to ESPN and basically we talked about Fantasy football, Brett Favre,  Chad Henne and the Dolphins. The interview was cool and I had a great feeling.
-I didn't hear anything back for a while... and I mean a long while. The hiring manager told me it was going to be a bit of a long process.
- I followed up every few weeks and this did not make the hiring manager happy. I kept leaving messages and never heard back. At one point she returned my call and said that I was "being excessive". I apologized to her, and said that I was trying to be persistent and would not have kept calling if someone had returned my calls.
-Finally, after months of this ridiculous charade, I had a phone interview with said hiring manager. She was very cold and rude. I tried to be as nice as possible. I wasn't nervous and did great in the interview. She was short and cut me off after about 10 minutes on the phone. From there, I pretty much knew it was over (however, she told me the next step was that they would fly me in for an interview... so I held out hope)
-A kept following up, and after about a month the hiring manager left a voicemail saying there was a hiring freeze and I wouldn't have the job.

Nine months total for the interview process just to go down like that. It was dissapointing because I had done everything right on my end. I was a bit bitter, but after the way the hiring manager treated me, I realized that's not the type of place I wanted to work.

Thanks for the story, mustang. Interesting stuff.

I always find it amusing that hiring managers at places that stress and emphasize breaking news get cranky about people following up and displaying a quality you would think would be prized in a possible employee. The irony hits you between the eyes like a sledgehammer.

A college buddy of mine did this nearly 20 years ago. He was one of the 93% of washouts, but he did get a trip to Europe out of it, for the '92 Olympics, I believe.

That said, the one that intrigues me the most is the programming track. It seems not a lot of folks would be on that track and your chances for getting hired -- not to mention promoted -- would be higher. Plus, that's the area most of senior management comes from, IIRC.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2010, 04:22:24 PM »
Very similar experience on my end.

I went through the initial test via phone in the Summer of 2008. Then I had the data assessment soon after. I had a phone interview a few days later. Nothing. Then the original person I interviewed with called and suggested I take more tests - one for the bottom line and one for stats, I believe. This was the Fall of 2008 by this time. Multiple follow-ups led to a series of not-so-friendly e-mails saying that I was told I needed to be patient. Etc. Etc. Then the e-mail came that the job was frozen in early '09.

I moved on, took the steps toward a career outside of journalism and then I got an e-mail in the Summer of 2009. They asked if I was still interested in the position - pay in the mid-20k range. I responded and said I wasn't interested but could do part-time work (was doing some freelancing, taking classes and could use a part-time gig). I get forwarded to this guy that offers me a part-time job doing stats on weekends, says he will follow up with training time, etc. Never calls or returns my calls. Finally I get a hold of him and the dude claims he has no idea who I am or any details about our previous conversation. And that was that. Very odd experience.

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #60 on: October 05, 2010, 04:27:21 PM »
Just remember: This is the Worldwide Leader, everyone.

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #61 on: October 06, 2010, 12:06:20 AM »
Just remember: This is the Worldwide Leader, everyone.

I agree...

However,

They should have the decency to treat people like human beings, not pawns they can discard whenever they please. I've submitted a resume or two on their confusing site, never heard from them and moved on. In the cases of mustangj17 and NBAonNBC, they got far enough where they should have received a phone call instead of being left twisting in the wind. I would kill to work for the Worldwide Leader, but I also feel they don't care about you unless they want you, i.e. Brian Windhorst and Michael Wallace.

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #62 on: October 06, 2010, 05:10:15 AM »
Just remember: This is the Worldwide Leader, everyone.

I agree...

However,

They should have the decency to treat people like human beings, not pawns they can discard whenever they please. I've submitted a resume or two on their confusing site, never heard from them and moved on. In the cases of mustangj17 and NBAonNBC, they got far enough where they should have received a phone call instead of being left twisting in the wind. I would kill to work for the Worldwide Leader, but I also feel they don't care about you unless they want you, i.e. Brian Windhorst and Michael Wallace.

I believe dkp was using the phrase ironically.

They abuse the people interviewing for this job, which kinda makes sense because they abuse them after hiring, too.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2010, 05:17:46 AM »
Just remember: This is the Worldwide Leader, everyone.

I agree...

However,

They should have the decency to treat people like human beings, not pawns they can discard whenever they please. I've submitted a resume or two on their confusing site, never heard from them and moved on. In the cases of mustangj17 and NBAonNBC, they got far enough where they should have received a phone call instead of being left twisting in the wind. I would kill to work for the Worldwide Leader, but I also feel they don't care about you unless they want you, i.e. Brian Windhorst and Michael Wallace.

I believe dkp was using the phrase ironically.

They abuse the people interviewing for this job, which kinda makes sense because they abuse them after hiring, too.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #64 on: October 06, 2010, 05:38:06 AM »
I was. I forgot the blue font, which I believe is custom when using sarcasm.

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #65 on: October 06, 2010, 09:34:10 AM »
This, and other tests like it, can't tell if you can do the job.

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2010, 09:50:21 AM »
No.  Not at all. But they are a good indicator of your base of knowledge - we gave a test for part-time slots at the TD that wasn't the final word in hiring by any stretch.  But, perhaps oddly, it seemed those who did well on the test did well on the job.
We work in sports.  You have to have a basic knowledge of sports and stats and stuff and tests like these help you figure out who has that knowledge.  I don't have a problem with the test portion of this hiring process.

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2010, 05:53:52 PM »
Just remember: This is the Worldwide Leader, everyone.

I agree...

However,

They should have the decency to treat people like human beings, not pawns they can discard whenever they please. I've submitted a resume or two on their confusing site, never heard from them and moved on. In the cases of mustangj17 and NBAonNBC, they got far enough where they should have received a phone call instead of being left twisting in the wind. I would kill to work for the Worldwide Leader, but I also feel they don't care about you unless they want you, i.e. Brian Windhorst and Michael Wallace.

I believe dkp was using the phrase ironically.

They abuse the people interviewing for this job, which kinda makes sense because they abuse them after hiring, too.

Oh, come the fuck on.

No one gets "abused" in their job. Not at ESPN, not anywhere else. You can leave any time you want to. You're not chained to a wall and beaten.

My 16 months there were good. Great benefits, great pay, good people, challenging job, FANTASTIC bosses. So don't act, as someone who's never been inside the walls, that ESPN is some horror job that people put up with just to have it on their resume.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #68 on: October 07, 2010, 10:04:32 AM »
Just remember: This is the Worldwide Leader, everyone.

I agree...

However,

They should have the decency to treat people like human beings, not pawns they can discard whenever they please. I've submitted a resume or two on their confusing site, never heard from them and moved on. In the cases of mustangj17 and NBAonNBC, they got far enough where they should have received a phone call instead of being left twisting in the wind. I would kill to work for the Worldwide Leader, but I also feel they don't care about you unless they want you, i.e. Brian Windhorst and Michael Wallace.

I believe dkp was using the phrase ironically.

They abuse the people interviewing for this job, which kinda makes sense because they abuse them after hiring, too.

Oh, come the fuck on.

No one gets "abused" in their job. Not at ESPN, not anywhere else. You can leave any time you want to. You're not chained to a wall and beaten.

My 16 months there were good. Great benefits, great pay, good people, challenging job, FANTASTIC bosses. So don't act, as someone who's never been inside the walls, that ESPN is some horror job that people put up with just to have it on their resume.

I had a friend who ended up going there at a higher position. Said I should be thankful I didn't end up there.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2010, 10:07:27 AM »
Sometimes we say polite things to people who aren't good enough.

"God, you should be glad you didn't go to that million-dollar wedding. It was so gaudy, what with all the diamonds. And the lobster wasn't even all that great."
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2010, 10:11:11 AM »
Hey now!

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2010, 10:12:42 AM »
Your wedding was a million-dollar one? I'm pissed I wasn't invited, even for subpar lobster.
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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2010, 10:31:38 AM »
Wow, are these anecdotes from applying for the 7 month Trainee position or a Stats job?

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2010, 12:29:03 PM »
I worked in this department for almost two years and still have great, great relationships with everyone in there.

PM me if you'd like any details.

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Re: ESPN looking for folks
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2010, 12:42:28 PM »

My 16 months there were good. Great benefits, great pay, good people, challenging job, FANTASTIC bosses. So don't act, as someone who's never been inside the walls, that ESPN is some horror job that people put up with just to have it on their resume.

Some have more fun than others.

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