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Updated June 24, 2015
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Pros
  • it's the NFL- swag, meeting players, discounts, games, being part of the biggest sport in america (in 3 reviews)

  • I met a handful of good people and there are some profitable freelance opportunities (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no advancement opportunity for anyone outside of the Product team (in 3 reviews)

  • A lot of variation in amount of work, difficult to get full-time offers because there is such a demand for jobs and most of the work is seasonal (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Site Project Manager

    Former Employee - Site Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Site Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at NFL (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work for!

    Cons

    None really... It all worked well


  2. Helpful (5)

    Underpaid but you're there for the experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NFL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn various areas of a business through hands on and volunteer projects. If you're looking for networking opportunities then this is a great company because you will meet tons of people if you place yourself in the right place and don't just keep yourself in your department. This company worked well in regards to departments melding together to get a project done. This company is great as a stepping stone. Get your experience and move on to bigger and better things. To move up in this company it's definitely "who you know" or "who knows you" as opposed to skills/merits.

    Cons

    For a multi-billion dollar nonprofit organization they under pay their employees across the board. This is a reoccurring theme I've experienced as well as heard from many others. SVPs salaries in the $100k and up range, VPs salaries $85 and up range, Managers/Directors salaries $55-70k and up range, Administrative Assistants $35k. They will definitely try to change your title which equals changing your pay. Do not be afraid to ask for more when they give you the offer letter. Do not get caught up in the "brand" of the company if your main objective is to get paid what you're worth. As of 2014, the environment has become very hostile. Coworkers will definitely throw you under the bus if it means keeping their job or getting that promotion. A lot of snitching as if we're in high school. A lot of obvious favoritism. You definitely need to sign up for this company with a "don't take it personal" attitude. It is not for the faint. You will be expected to work 60 or more hours a week and answer your company phone on the weekends and at nights.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. They know exactly what they're doing. They feel they've been doing it for this long, why change now. Unfortunately, every great empire comes to an end. I just hope they stop letting certain people run it like it's their company without a check and balance system and be fair across the board.


  3. Good place

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, professional colleagues. Fun to work here.

    Cons

    Have a lot to do so you have to love what you do.


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  5. Perks but no money or dignity.

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Super Bowl tickets that's it. Get what you can out if it and move on. Most people use this place as a stepping stone. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Bad office environment. Terrible leadership. Useless titles to people who aren't very smart. They do not promote team work in any way which is quite ironic and the office atmosphere is like a dead zone. And the pay is awful so you better like football.

    Advice to Management

    They could care less. As long as they are covered nobody is willing to put their necks out for anybody in this place.


  6. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Departments working in silos, need to be more collaborative

    Advice to Management

    Strong communication and alignment on goals needs to come from top down


  7. Cool start but reality sets in quickly

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NFL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    perks, cool factor, all money goes into shiny offices, work from home because people no longer fit in the office, great if you are a football fan

    Cons

    pay for new employees, not much advancement opportunity, office space, nobody is surprised when people leave, mom and pop shop, work environment, computer support, burnout

    Advice to Management

    review compensation plans, expand office space, improve ergonomics, dont lie in surveys


  8. Helpful (4)

    STAY FAR AWAY!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NFL full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Will sound cool to your family and friends that you work there

    Cons

    Completely unethical place to be, they force employees to either lie or not tell the entire truth. You lose one's dignity by being there. Complete window dressing, looks great from the outside but has the worst culture of any place I've been. Finally had to leave because I did not feel good about working there anymore after the year they just had.

    Advice to Management

    Just because the league is making a ton of money doesn't mean you have to treat employees so poorly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Freelance Graphic Designer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelance Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and collaborative staff. Overall, great working environment.

    Cons

    You don’t go home at 5.


  10. Great place to intern! Learned a lot.

    Former Intern - Information Technology Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Information Technology Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NFL as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great internship program, every department presented to the interns to give us an idea of how the business runs and where we would fit within the company. Lots of exciting work and a great variety of departments. Interns are included in office activities just like full time employees.

    Cons

    A lot of variation in amount of work, difficult to get full-time offers because there is such a demand for jobs and most of the work is seasonal.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to hire less temps and more full time employees.


  11. Helpful (3)

    The worse environment ever!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NFL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office with many perks.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and not team-oriented. Everyone gossips and they are very clicky....

    Advice to Management

    You need to make sure new employees have the proper training and improve on your communication skills. Instead of looking at the low end of the spectrum, perhaps look at those with higher titles. Things aren't always what they seem.



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