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  1.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Community Outreach Intern in Miami Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Community Outreach Intern in Miami Gardens, FL

    I worked at Florida Marlins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere! Best office ever, the stadium!

    Cons

    Heavy workload, especially during homestands. Common in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job of building employee morale through internal competitions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience, good learning tool

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Marlins as an intern

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, learned on job

    Cons

    Nobody went to the games

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great experience and was a lot of fun for an entry level job, but now opportunity for growth in the sales dept.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida Marlins

    Pros

    Fun
    Exciting
    great entry way into sports
    Great networking opportunities
    co-workers on the peer level are amazing

    Cons

    No room for advancement in the sales department. There's a ceiling that you can hit fairly quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team has done a great job to provide the team a new home. Again, there is really no opportunity for one in the sales staff to advance, or transcend to another department or job function. there are several people there that have had the same title or responsibilities for over 10 years.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a good one.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida Marlins

    Pros

    Professional Baseball is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Management doesn't treat people as well as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the Place to Work if You Want a Working Wage

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    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    I worked at Florida Marlins

    Pros

    Lots of interaction with the public; generally a laid back culture

    Cons

    As an intern, they offer you a salary of around $500.00 per month. This was in early 2000s. I was eventually offered a job with a salary below $19,000...not enough to live on as a single person in Miami or the surrounding areas (up to and including Ft. Lauderdale/Coral Springs). If you are married and your spouse makes significantly more money, this might work.

    Most difficult part of getting a job in the sports industry is the requirement of a former internship or knowing someone who knows someone important there. You're not likely to get a job and if you do the pay is poor.

    Opportunities for advancement are low. Within one department, there were only three levels in the hierarchy, intern, entry-level, and manager. To get from entry-level to manager (of which there was only one management position) can take up to 3 years and that is if you are lucky. Most people who are there tend to stay in there positions for many years. If you are willing to move to get promoted then this may be a good option.

    Generally speaking, the sports industry is not really for those who have no other means of income. If you can afford to live in a city or suburb near that city on a salary of this level, then go for it-if you can get your foot in the door. Cost of living in Miami and Fort Lauderdale make living on this salary incredibly difficult.

    I had a Master's degree, over a year of prior experience as an intern with them and within another professional sports organization, and I was offered less than $19,000, which is less than I was making when I graduated with an undergraduate degree. After taxes, you can imagine that this is really pushing it.

    Few women made it into powerful positions when I was there, so that is another challenge to consider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying people on education, experience, AND ability. You can get cheap labor if you want, but are you going to get quality labor? Probably not. If you want people with Sports Management degrees, and at the Master's level, who are detail oriented and responsible, you need to improve your methods of hiring and your compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience, You learn a lot about baseball

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Marlins as an intern

    Pros

    Perks, tickets, networking, great people, cool environment

    Cons

    long hours, no upward mobility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experiance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Marlins

    Pros

    Good starting point for the sports industry; very good training

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More marketing efforts to support the sales team -- difficult product to sell in a difficult market in a terrible economy.

    No opinion of CEO

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