NASCAR Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Only apply for senior management or higher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC

    I worked at NASCAR

    Pros

    Despite the problems in structure and culture, the motorsports industry is very interesting the work for. It is not often that you walk through your office and you run into Richard Petty in the hallway and have to point him to the restroom. Travel to the tracks is fun (in the beginning) and the live environment makes the job challenging.

    Cons

    Complete incompetence of middle management. If you are not a director or higher (or a close friend of one) you are not worth squat, your opinion does not matter and your skills are, by default, insignificant. I have worked with some very smart people in non-management positions and all share the same view. Cronyism is rampant within the company, leading to some very unqualified people in fairly powerful positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep close tabs on your middle management layer and keep in contact with all 'regular' employees and not just the chosen few. Do not exclusively hire just MBA's for all management positions, but make sure they have the additional skillset and background required to be able to understand the department they have to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    There's a reason the sport is in decline

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at NASCAR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to know a lot of people in the industry very quickly. Great for networking but mostly if you want to be in motorsports and related industried.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. Tons of politics at this organization. Department X doesn't really work with department Z so then year after year there is time and effort lost. They tend to hire from within the industry so it's an organization that doesn't often get new ideas or fresh blood. Most of the top leadership doesn't know much outside of NASCAR. Talent pool is very sub-par when compared to other major leagues. Most people who are not NASCAR fans or lifers don't last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for talent from outside the NASCAR family and actually try to get them to stick around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    NASCAR is not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL

    I have been working at NASCAR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good for the area, benefits are decent. If you are a fan you can enjoy the some of the perks that come with working here. If you like to travel you may enjoy this position more then others.

    Cons

    Culture is fragmented - large divide between small group at top and the rest of the company. It is a combination of the family business I enjoyed 15 years ago and has blended into a very tiered culture - directors and above leverage their positions to keep upcoming employees in their place. Their quote "Do more with less" is taken seriously. Expect to work to the breaking point, management no longer values the family work balance - job first. Since this is a family business the group that runs it "family friends" are insulated from the rest of the company. If you are not part of this group expect to have to deal with unrealistic demands. They have grown fast and have done a poor job keeping the company values that once made it a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directors all the way to Brian France, give more respect to the people that work for you. Just acknowledgment walking in the hallways can go a long way. The inner circle needs to look outside their bubble and really take a look at the talent around you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Family business that can’t find its identity - family business or corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Management in Daytona Beach, FL

    I have been working at NASCAR full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are a fan of the sport then you may find this company interesting. Some positions pay well but be prepared to always put the company before anything else.

    Cons

    Very fragmented management, individual departments are not treated the same. Since this is run by a family member, there is a group of people that do very well. The rest of the employees are treated as assets that can easily be replaced. Most employees have very little chance to advance beyond their current position. The statement heard repeatedly is “you have to do more with less” except for the inside group. An aggressive management group that does not work together but rather try and compete to be noticed. They like to use the phrase “we are a family” which was true 10 years ago, current management has killed that culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back at how you ran the company 10-15 years ago and try to bring back some of that family culture that made NASCAR a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Not much movement

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    Current Employee - Logger in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Logger in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at NASCAR full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with lots of different types of new media and really get a first hand look into the sports production level

    Cons

    Really hard to move up the ladder, if you are good at your position, you stay there. Hard to get advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Glass Ceiling Exists.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great: medical, dental, vision, etc. PTO is relatively good. Free cell phone and plan is also nice.

    Cons

    Women, especially young women, are not promoted as quickly as men and not compensated as well as men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. NASCAR Past Employee Review

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    Former Employee - Senior Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Coordinator in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at NASCAR full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, good work/life balance, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Old fashioned culture (very top to bottom management style)
    Little communication among employees
    Formal environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in younger employees to get fresher viewpoints and keep them around longer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. High School clicks and everyone there is better then you.... Just ask them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Great sport to be involved in.
    Sponsors are great.
    travel usually involved

    Cons

    High school drama
    very clicky
    everyone thinks they are better than you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right people for the job based on qualifications not based on who friends with who.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    If you need a Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NASCAR

    Pros

    For the first few years very good place to work. Time off if needed. Work hours were good, with some overtime.

    Cons

    Departmental leadership was very poor, was told more than once that the company had a stack of resumes for my position and I could be replaced if I didnt like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with workers. Remember who does the work to make the money for you. Have a little more respect for all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Working for a leader in sports entertainment is exciting and challenging with constant action and little down time.

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    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at NASCAR full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working inside NASCAR provides hands-on opportunities and access to create new ways for fans to connect with the sport. The company understands what it takes to pull off events for 10-11 months a year and trains employees by doing with comparable compensation to other related industries.

    Cons

    Long hours and constant action allow for little down time. The tonnage of events and content around those events doesn't allow a lot of time for planning and often requires execution on the fly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly rotating employees through other departments and definitely staffing up to allow employees to feel they have the support they need to take time off should be considered. While being lean is understandable, it stretches employees too thin and doesn't allow for as much out-of-the-box thinking as it could.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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