Chivas USA

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Chivas USA Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Just cant catch a break..............

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carson, CA

    I worked at Chivas USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great earning potential, if you're motivated. Advancement opportunities are there if you push for them.

    Cons

    Never any $ for marketing, upper management make decisions based on emotions and not logic. Brown nosing gets you a long way. Current head of the club doesn't really know what he is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support mid level managers and listen to sales reps.they are doing the trenchwork and understand a pulse for what the public

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great employees, poor ownership

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Carson, CA

    I worked at Chivas USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working in the fastest growing league in America. Good place to start in the sports industry.

    Cons

    Poor branding and direction. No stability in the front office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure new ownership comes in with a solid plan....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Waste of Time

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Chivas USA

    Pros

    A step to into sports bussines

    Cons

    Going to meetings in your own car sometimes after work with no over time getting paid minimum wage is not worth it. Some times it could take 3 trips to close a deal. 10% comm no thanks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Chivas USA was a good experience and provides a stepping stone in to the big leagues.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Carson, CA

    I have been working at Chivas USA

    Pros

    Chivas USA gives sports minded individuals the opportunity to work in professional sports. It's a great stepping stone and if you work hard and are a top producer, it can lead to management either within Chivas USA or with another sports franchise. Chivas also provides reps with a decent commission rate of 10%.

    Cons

    Poor base salary. It's difficult to survive in Los Angeles on the salary. Unless, you are a sales superstar and bring in a high amount of revenue right of the bat which is highly unlikely.

    Other cons are unhappy employees, constant change and no real identity or direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement change and stick with it. Introduce new members of staff to the entire company not just a select few. Some executives are walking around calling the shots and no body know's who they are.

    Communicate better to sales force. Increase base salary. It's not going to attract talent.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Struggling company in need of better leadership and direction from senior management.

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    Former Employee - Executive Level in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Level in Carson, CA

    I worked at Chivas USA

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Chivas USA are because it is the sports industry, a part of Major League Soccer (an up and coming league), and the passion for the team by its employees and fans.

    Cons

    The downsides to working at Chivas USA are that senior management exhibits poor leadership, the direction of the team is unknown, the identity of the team is unclear to the employees and fans who purchase the product, and it is a hostile work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ownership has already made several changes at the end of 2010 and those changes are positive. I expect senior management to continue to improve. I recommend new senior management create a supportive, energetic, fun environment where people want to be and want to grow as creative, hard working professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend

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