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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.9 48 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

NBA Commissioner David J. Stern

David J. Stern

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47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Part-Time Team Store

    Team Store Associate (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsGood Environment, Fun subject matter.

    ConsIncreasing expectations without increase in incentive

    Advice to Senior ManagementInclude team members in ongoings of arena, better communication across the board.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Only worked major events, lots of work but a lot of fun.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's great if you like the fast paced, long hour cram of a work weekend before a break. It's not for everyone but you meet good people and it's a lot of fun.

    ConsSometimes seems like there's too many cooks in the kitchen at the production events. Lots of people in charge, telling you different things, and no one really knows what's going on at certain points.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends on the Department - GMP a disaster

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPerks - if you love basketball, you'll get close to the players, the merch, the games (tickets, all-star, playoffs). Also, if you come in Director / VP or above you get compensated reasonably well. Most of the people you work with are smart and polished.

    ConsPay is horrible for Sr. Manager and below; work-life balance is a joke; it's not that no one cares about your professional growth (promotions, raises, chance to contribute on important accounts), but the hierarchy is set up for you to get left with false promises. If you think any of your colleagues really care about you, be wary

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhatever I could say here they've already heard. It's not that I don't think they care about feelings of discontent, it's just a top down mgmt style where they know it doesn't matter in the end. When one person leaves, there are 50 others happy to take their place at little pay and in subservient roles to the person above them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tough but inspiring

    Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosfun sector to work in, dynamic company

    Conshard to climb up the ladder

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    Worst experience of my life, couldn't get out fast enough

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe NBA adds value to your resume and is an interesting experience. Health benefits, nice 401k.

    Cons- Very, very cheap organization -- some departments get new Macs, others are stuck with 1990s computer equipment. Forced to use your personal cell phone and field phone calls all hours of the day and night. Very poor merit raises and little perks (game tickets are heavily restricted and depending on your department, you're often working when you have the chance to go to a game).
    -Salary below industry standard
    - No upward mobility even with high performance (high performance is sneered at by incapable senior management)
    - Dinosaur company with grandfathered management. Highly archaic, unskilled, and undeserving of their positions. A good ol' boys club if there ever was one.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain talent through growth and decent merit increases. Clean house of dead weight management and employees -- far too many stifling growth and preventing the league from becoming what it ought to be.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    The NBA

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork hard, party hard culture

    Conspoor pay increases and poor HR team

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-organize international structures

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    Not Great

    Production Assistant (Current Employee) Secaucus, NJ

    ProsIt's the NBA, bro. Duh.

    ConsYou can't go anywhere here in your career unless you decide to stick around for 10+ years or you're from Staten Island.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to analyze employees strengths and weakness' and give them appropriate responsibilities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosfree coffee, Labron Lego statue in hallway

    Consextremely confrontational environment. Work life balance is N/A.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its awesome.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get to meet the players.

    ConsYou become famous and everybodys attracted to you

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    Some good, some bad, some ugly.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt's the NBA. Small company culture. In New York City.

    ConsLimited career advancement opportunities. Culture is driven largely by top brass of mostly lawyers. Tangible compensation and benefits are below average (in-line with most media companies and consumer brands).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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