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  1.  

    A learning expirience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Hills, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Hills, NY

    I have been working at My Sports Dreams

    Pros

    The enviornment is great for all employees was laid back enough but the work did certainly get done and time constraints were stressed

    Cons

    Very sales based which is geat if that is what you are choosing to do but I dont think the support staff is valued enough.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Developers Bewares

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at My Sports Dreams full-time

    Pros

    - Casual and laid back work environment
    - Offers good benefits
    - Decent salary for developers

    Cons

    - High turnover
    - Management does not listen to or value employees
    - Hiring of unqualified people to manage operations
    - Shady management
    - With the high turnover and horribly designed infrastructure, tight deadlines make it hard to do a good job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more
    Have better communication
    Agree on expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Gained a wealth of experience - good and bad - which will prove valuable as I continue on with my career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Hills, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Hills, NY

    I worked at My Sports Dreams

    Pros

    1) Great opportunity for anyone with a passion for sports and a passion for helping others fulfill their dreams by helping them raise much needed funds.
    2) Will have the opportunity to gain much hands-on experience.
    3) Offers employees good benefits/insurance packages.
    4) Pleasant working environment (high level of comradery and friendship among the staff).

    Cons

    1) No opportunity to earn a higher salary (or one that is deserved) due to the size of the business.
    2) No opportunity for advancement due to the structure of the company.
    3) As a result, very high turnover rate among employees (can prove costly for any small company).
    4) As a result, growth of company has been very slow (unfortunately, too many internal issues that have prevented them - and many of their clients - from achieving greater success).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Must do a better job of reducing employee turnover (i.e. hiring and retaining good employees).
    2) Encourage your employees to take more initiative, and reward those who do.
    3) Be more willing to listen and implement ideas and suggestions offered by your employees (helps boost morale, which also helps improve performance and increase productivity in the workplace).
    4) Try not to criticize employees when mistakes are made (diminishes an employee's pride or self-esteem, not to mention the fact that it might cause resentment on their part).
    5) Avoid trying to do too much with too few employees (Must achieve the right balance...less is more!)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Be Weary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Hills, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Hills, NY

    I worked at My Sports Dreams

    Pros

    - Small workplace environment that tends to be laid back and informal, sometimes fun
    - Management very flexible about time-off, scheduling
    - Young workforce that encourages good teamwork
    - They are constantly looking for recent graduates to bring on as interns
    - Enables creativity and gives new hires a chance to get their hands dirty early
    - Free pizza lunch on Fridays

    Cons

    - Really only a short-term job (very low pay, hard to gain worthwhile experience, no advancement)
    - Management tends to be dishonest in terms of future financial opportunities
    - Company may be considered unethical in some regards
    - Clients are often unhappy with the way they are handled, be prepared for angry phone calls
    - You get the feeling that the company could be out of business in a day's moment
    - They tend to hire and fire people at a whim, VERY HIGH turnover rate
    - In job listings the company positions itself as a "Sports Marketing Firm", but sports or marketing graduates will neither apply nor take away any worthwhile industry experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and transparent, with both your employees and your clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Better Than Most

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

    I worked at My Sports Dreams

    Pros

    Casual environment
     flexible scheduling
    positive employee relationships
    group staff activities
    free Friday lunch

    Cons

    dishonest management
    unethical business practices
    unclear sense of direction
    over use of interns
    pay nonequivalent to positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be upfront and honest
    give more time before aborting strategy
    give clear expectations and stick to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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