Boston Red Sox
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Larry Lucchino

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderful team of colleagues; a series of once in a lifetime experiences.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsIf you are going to work evening and weekends, what a place to do so. A dynamic group of team players. Folks truly collaborate and success and failures are collective. Great exposure to aspects of big business, small business, and being a part of a public trust of sorts.

    Consthe simple economics of the sports industry- high demand for jobs, low supply - means low salary. But the other benefits, including a pension plan, are quite good.

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    Great company but not willing to change

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsIt's the Boston Red Sox - who wouldn't?

    ConsLong hours with little breaks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe outlook in the front office is not very opening to new ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Boston, MA

    ProsThe atmosphere, The people are genuinely nice to work with.

    ConsNone I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Not many pros except to tell people you work for The Boston Red Sox
    -I guess good launching pad for your career....maybe

    Cons-The pay is awful
    -Its all about who you kiss up to
    -Management is terrible and plays favorites
    -Very clicky
    -I saw a lot of scandal and things that would not be accepted in any work place. The ownership hates bad press and will do anything to make sure it never gets out.
    -NO GROWTH
    -Managers and director will throw you under the bus and go behind your back in a second to make themselves look good
    -Just a overall disappointing experience and I was there for almost 5 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better and look out for your employees rather than yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A class organization whose goal is excellence in all areas of the front office

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood, hard-working people in an environment of intelligence and creativity

    ConsThe baseball schedule requires many hours of work, but the work can be very satisfying

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    overall I had a positive experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEnergetic, smart people. Hard workers.

    ConsI don't have any negative comments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Fun but underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun place to work. Great benefits (baseball, concerts, random events). Friendly co-workers who all love going to work everyday.

    ConsSeverely underpaid for work done. Very few people are ever recognized as an asset to the organization. All of their employees are just another cog that keeps the gears moving and can easily be replaced by someone who will work for less.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease wages to the employees who are the backbone of the organization

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you believe in being rewarded for hard work and dedication, this is not the place for you.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking at Fenway.
    Fun events and access to discounts.
    Feeling like you're a part of something great.

    ConsYou're expected to work all day every day and never EVER complain. They are very clear about the fact that if you don't like your job, there are plenty of other people would love to have it - terrible pay and all.

    Management plays favorites. In some departments (not all), people are rewarded for their personality and/or looks, not for their commitment and contribution. If you're good looking and good at playing the game (i.e. kissing ass), then this is the place for you. You'll have access to the perks and parties that the regular Joes won't even know about.

    Leadership by fear. Lucchino doesn't care about his employees or the fact that happy employees are better, more loyal employees. Don't expect him to worry about anyone but himself and his good old boys. Oh, and the bottom line, of course.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage people by supporting and nurturing talent, not by making them fear for their jobs every day of the season.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, but managers play favorites

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Red Sox treat their employees really well. Free tickets, and discounts at local businesses abound when you work here.

    ConsPrepare to sign your life away. Very little free time is left for your family and friends, especially during the season. Lots of gossip about other employees occurs here, probably because during the season you have little to no personal life. Also, managers coddle beloved cossets, often turning a blind eye to the real hard workers in the organization. Internal job postings are jobs you most likely wouldn't want to take.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward those who put in effort, not just your favorites.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Advancement, No Communication

    Tour Guide (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFree tickets to home games.

    ConsNo departments talk to each other. Constant problems with equipment. No training, no support from upper management even though you're the first line of contact for over a million people a year. Don't think you'll come in on the group level and work your way to the top - internal postings are a piece of junk that they almost always hire from outside.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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