Atlanta Spirit Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Good place to work, wonderful benefits.....good team player attitude

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlanta Spirit

    Pros

    very supportive of family life

    Cons

    could have more communication between execs and staff

  2. Usher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlanta Spirit

    Pros

    Occasional free tickets. Professional co-workers.

    Cons

    Not many hours available in the beginning.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Internship

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Atlanta Spirit as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of hands on experience
    good work environment
    excellent management teams to help you out

    Cons

    unpaid internship but not internships are

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  5. If you're only into attending professional basketball or hockey games and the occasional concert, great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta Spirit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Comp'd tickets to Hawks and Thrashers games in good to great seating sections.

    Cons

    The organization has an identity crisis. Too many silos to count. The accounting department is archaic in its processes. There are LOADS of people throughout the organization that are resistant to change. The Arena staff and the Teams (Hawks/Thrashers) staff do not function together as a "team." The relationship is very adversarial. The Sponsorship group makes promises that it can't keep and does not work in concert with Marketing. Every employee would be better suited to receive training from consultants who are experts in Emotional Intelligence versus having consultants in to examine what is wrong with the organization (the story never changes) and then provide a framework to management that no one has any interest in implementing. Several department heads need proper leadership training. The Affiliative Style of Leadership runs rampant throughout the organization although it may be effective for some organizations; it is not suited for Atlanta Spirit, LLC. Lastly, Atlanta Spirit must find another strong CEO (Bernard Mullin was outstanding) that knows how to lead an organization and be allowed to do just that - LEAD without the input of the wacky numerous owners blocking progress.

    Advice to Management

    First, decide what page the organization will be on and then ensure that all units of Atlanta Spirit are aware and get on the same page. Move forward as a team rather than opponents.

  6. Great place to intern and work!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta Spirit

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Highly professional workplace.
    - Teamwork-oriented environment.
    - If you fulfill your obligations as an intern, it is highly likely that you will have the opportunity to obtain a job within the company. (Several interns from my "Intern Class" are now full-time employees)
    - This internship really will make your resume stand out if you are looking to work in the field of sports and entertainment.

    Cons

    -This is an unpaid internship (but most internships are).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This is such a great place to intern, and that is largely due to how much respect and responsibility is given to the interns. After my internship, the company opened up a full time position for me, and I am very happy here.

  7. My experience interning with the Atlanta Hawks, Thrashers, and Philips Arena was excellent.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta Spirit

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Hands on experience.
    -Able to participate in different departments.
    -I worked hard and was offered an opportunity to stay on.

    Cons

    Unpaid-however that is known going in.

    Advice to Management

    This program allows interns to work closely with managers, and gain invaluable experience in the Sports and Entertainment industry.

  8. Good place to start

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    Current Employee - New Seasont Ticket Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - New Seasont Ticket Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta Spirit

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training and good place to start your career

    Cons

    Can be micro-managed at times which can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Let the sales people sell and not be as scripted as it could sometimes be

  9. Helpful (1)

    Do alot of thinking before you accept this internship!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta Spirit

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great on Resume
    - Free tickets/Opportunity to watch sports events
    - Discounts
    - Course Credit
    - Exposure to certain aspects of sports industry

    Cons

    - Unprofessional management- Favoritism, critisms of employees in front of others, unfair performace appraisals. Low employee moral due to lack of general management skills that are taught in basic management classes
    - No opportunity for full-time employment after internship
    - Unpaid
    - No training, you are expected to learn on your own or have prior knowledge
    - Schedule can be hectic, however, its sports so you should know that going in

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals for interns. They should not have to guess, or even worse not know what they should be doing at any point. Have individuals from outside departments come and critique how internships are going, and how interns are being managed. Could have one of the best internship programs if given more thought and planning! Instead, program is mediocre at best.

  10. Helpful (2)

    A good experience, but it ends there

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta Spirit

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good oportunity for those interested in a career in sports.
    Treated like a real employee.
    Get your own desk, email address, computer, etc.
    Get tickets.

    Cons

    Next to no opportnity to be hired full-time after the internship.
    Unpaid.
    Expect you to work nights, weekends, anytime there is a company function.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear about expectations for interns. Also, be more honest with employees.

  11. underpaid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlanta Spirit

    Pros

    Co-workers were nice for the most part. Perk of free tickets, Good benefits.

    Cons

    Politics and favoritism ooze from this place. Slim room for growth within this company and no assistance in helping employees grow their careers elsewhere. Poor pay.

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