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Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
48 Reviews
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    The NBA is the best basketball league in the world.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Woodbridge, NJ

    I have been working at NBA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The players are very respectful & compassionate.

    Cons

    This job is my life where there is no negativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep paving the way for amateur players.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Part-Time Team Store

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    Current Employee - Team Store Associate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Team Store Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at NBA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Environment, Fun subject matter.

    Cons

    Increasing expectations without increase in incentive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include team members in ongoings of arena, better communication across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBA

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Depends on the Department - GMP a disaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NBA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Perks - 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.

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

    Whatever 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Tough but inspiring

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    fun sector to work in, dynamic company

    Cons

    hard to climb up the ladder

    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Retain 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.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The NBA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NBA

    Pros

    Work hard, party hard culture

    Cons

    poor pay increases and poor HR team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organize international structures

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Great

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant  in  Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at NBA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    It's the NBA, bro. Duh.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to analyze employees strengths and weakness' and give them appropriate responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    digital

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NBA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free coffee, Labron Lego statue in hallway

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its awesome.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBA

    Pros

    You get to meet the players.

    Cons

    You become famous and everybodys attracted to you

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