Burns Entertainment And Sports Marketing

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Valuable Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    -High level of involvement
    -Great experience
    -Friendly staff
    -Your input is valued
    -Sit in on important conference calls
    -Assigned work is vital to the success of the company
    -You get involved in important projects
    -They are understanding about needing time off
    -Looks great on your resume
    -Will help you gain employment
    -They are very willing to recommend your work if you are deserving
    -Great intra-office communication
    -You get to see the results of your work
    -Gain college credit

    Cons

    -Unpaid, but the experience is as great as you make it
    -Some remedial work, but someone has to do it and it's an important foundation to your experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the high level of involvement you provide to your interns. The experience I gained interning at Burns and the recommendations from Burns staff members were vital to my success in gaining employment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Corp Sales  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Intern Corp Sales in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Burns has been a good experience. There have been some downsides and many unanswered questions (I sometimes get the feeling that I should not be asking questions because they are busy and can't be bothered by silly intern questions) but overall, the experience has been fun and it has been good to work directly with a CEO and learn directly from him.

    Cons

    On the slow days, you might find yourself wondering why you are there except to answer phones. Also, leaving interns out of Monday mOrning meetings leaves them alone to wonder what is being discussed and why they can't be informed of what is being discussed even though sometimes the interns play a vital role to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the interns know exactly what is going on. There have been many employees leave Burns recently and the interns are all curious of why this is happening. If we are expected to exceed expectations like the full time employees do, we should be informed of what is going on at the company so we can fully understand how a small company such as Burns works.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great internship Experience/ Good networking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    -You are able to work along side the CEO and higher level executives of the company
    - Being able to work on big projects with well known clients
    -Networking with people who have been in the sport and entertainment industry for many years
    - Getting hands on experience with a highly regarded company
    -You are not just working in one area of the company, you are able to learn all sides of the industry.

    Cons

    - 15 week internship that is unpaid
    - Some times there is repetative reaserch, however it does end up being beneficial for a campaign

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Experience as an Intern at Burns Entertainment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    -Flexible work hours
    -Great team of people
    -Very involved with a lot of the larger scale projects
    -Able to present input
    -Looks great on a resume

    Cons

    -Unpaid, but received credits required to graduate from college
    -Non-compete agreement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't be where I am without my experience at Burns Entertainment. With close supervision of upper management, I was booking athlete appearances and negotiating with clients. I got these opportunities by working hard at the small things (answering phones, doing research, database updates, etc). 2 years after completing my internship, I still remain close not just with the full-time employees, but the interns I worked with then.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience in the Sports and Entertainment marketing world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    - Burns has great connections within the entertainment world.
    - The managers will let you sit in on calls, help out extensively with various parts of deals.
    - There are 6 interns working at all times, which gives you a great chance to meet people
    - Bosses are understanding about it being an unpaid internship, will make sure you're out the door on time at the end of the day and that you take a full lunch break, etc.
    - Great experience working on several different types of deals, no two days were exactly the same.
    - Because it's a smaller company you get the opportunity to really be involved with the process.

    Cons

    - The internship is unpaid, but you can receive college credit for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue allowing interns to be involved in projects they can claim some ownership over. One of my favorite things was being able to watch a commercial 8 months later and knowing I had something to do with making it happen.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Insecurity at Burns Entertainment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    The atmosphere is good for some.
    One of the Presidents of the company actually runs it. He is very talented and helps us out although very busy.

    Cons

    Low morale yet upper level management does not see it.
    Interns are treated like they are lucky to be there.
    Trust is non-existent between interns and managers.
    One manager is abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about what to expect when you are at Burns. As an intern, and I was eventually asked to join the company, but refused, it's just not consistent with what they tell you when you sign the non-compete agreement. Non-compete for a non-paying position. Make sense?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unpaid Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    -You will be able to put sports marketing experience on your resume
    -Sometimes you get to talk to famous people
    -The people that work there are very nice
    -They do hire interns if they have an opening

    Cons

    -It is an unpaid internship and they lure you in by telling you about all the connections they have in the sports industry and how they will help you get a job, but when it comes down to it, they do little or nothing to help you get a job. So you worked for free and all you got is a few sentences on your resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either pay your interns or actually be proactive helping them get jobs. You clearly have connections in the industry, pick up the phone and make some calls. It is not easy to work 40 hrs a week for NO PAY! Follow through on your promises and help the interns!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Burns Entertainment Takes Advantage of Interns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    -set hours
    -people who work there are nice
    -group of interns so you're not alone
    -the word marketing on your resume

    Cons

    Burns Entertainment promises that their internships are two way streets where although they are unpaid, they "aggressively" help you find a job after college. In fact, Burns Entertainment does not help you at all and has no connections and is even unwilling at many points to forward your resume despite giving a great review at the end of the internship. Most of the time you will sit there for 8 hours a day with absolutely nothing to do and even when you ask they will tell you they don't have work for you despite claiming to need 5 or more interns. Basically they use interns as people to answer their phones for free. Burns Entertainment will waste your time, teach you very little, and provide you with no feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow interns some responsibility so they can actually learn something, pay them minimum wage so they can at least buy themselves lunch, provide reviews and more structure to the internship "program"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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