MLB Advanced Media
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at MLB Advanced Media part-time (more than a year)Pros
The atmosphere is perfect for hard workers who are friendly and respectful of co-workers. The department I joined had a close bond with each other, but I was surprised by how quickly I felt like an accepted member of the group, especially being 1 of only a few girls. I ended up developing some great friendships in the multimedia/production departments that I've maintained even through moving across the country to attend graduate school.
Overall, the MLBAM office perfectly combines the laid back atmosphere common in the sports industry with the intensity that infamously characterizes business in Manhattan. In other words, there's a time for enjoying the company of the awesome people working around you, and then there's also a time to be in hardcore business-mode, where every ounce of the group's focus and energy needs to be centered on the task at hand. I truly believe that to be successful at BAM you HAVE to be able to distinguish between the two situations on your own.
Incredible networking opportunities, collaborative environment with many brilliantly creative minds, AWESOME lunch options in building.Cons
Watching baseball games inevitably starts to feel like work instead of a leisure activity, but meeting players never gets old.
Upper-level management had occasional disagreements that made some people feel uncomfortable, but that's just how things go in business. To be honest, if the top-level guys didn't argue their opinions and get fired-up over important issues then I probably would've questioned their passion for BAM.Advice to ManagementAdvice
I couldn't have asked for a better leader for our small group of coworkers than our executive producer. He took the time to mentor me and teach me new skills, but the thing I respected most about him was how genuinely he cared for each member of our group. For example, I was unexpectedly faced with several difficult situations in my personal life within a short amount of time and his concern for my well-being really impacted me. His understanding and compassion truly encouraged me to create the best work possible out of respect for him. THIS IS THE TYPE OF LEADER MLBAM NEEDS TO EMPLOY IN EVERY DEPARTMENT.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
The whole process took about 3 weeks. I was called to schedule an interview in the coming weeks. I went to the office in Manhattan and spoke with 2 members of the department. They asked me about my background and allowed me to ask them questions. I received an offer a few weeks later.Interview Questions
- Nothing was overly difficult, but I was given a mini test at the end of the interview to test my knowledge of baseball and social media. Answer Question
Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition –
This company is ready to play ball online. MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is the Internet and interactive media arm of Major League Baseball (MLB). It operates the league's website, MLB.com, as well as all 30 individual MLB team websites. MLB.com offers news, schedules, standings, and statistics from around the league. The site also provides live full-game audio and video streaming for subscribers. In addition to subscription fees, MLBAM generates revenue through advertising and sponsorships, along with ticket sales through its Tickets.com subsidiary. The baseball league...