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

  • High profile brand that reaches hundreds of millions of fans (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance, Mom & Pop approach, more in maintenance mode than building (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. Editor

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    Current Freelancer - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Freelancer - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at NFL (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Respect hours well and have a great rate.

    Cons

    No real room to advance, but that is editing in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Started off greated, ended poorly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at NFL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its NFL, discounts on NFL shop merchandise

    Cons

    Poor human resources group, always changing processes for annual reviews, goals don't match anyone's actual job, new CDO is a completely useless. He cannot relate to the lower level employees. Always trying to monetize every aspect of digital media which ends up being a poor user experience.

    Pay is lower than most tech companies. Stop trying to be a tech company when you are a media company. Have to work on weekends during NFL season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No personal growth. Always hiring from outside even though there are plenty of internal candidates who are both familiar and capable of doing the job. Give employees tools to succeed rather than expect them to meet the goals. Allow employees to go to conferences and tech seminars without using "no budget" as an excuse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. friendly and laid back coworkers

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Culver City, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at NFL as a contractor

    Pros

    room to move up, friendly and laid back coworkers

    Cons

    odd hours, 24/7 operation. disrespectful senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. STAY FAR AWAY!

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NFL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Leaders, the best place to learn the business of sports while growing as a person

    Cons

    Compensation for employees is a bit under market value, until you hit the Director/Sr.Director and executive level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and Development goes a long way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. My experience with the NFL was one of the best times of my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NFL

    Pros

    Great organization with great benefits with lots of excitement and adventures. You get out of it what you put in.

    Cons

    Very time consuming and stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more attention to every single person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Not all that's glitters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NFL

    Pros

    Although there are a lot of great people there, it's hard to remain that way if you want to get ahead.

    Cons

    Low employee morale, high turnover. Poor work/life balance, although they like to say that there is. Taking time off however earned is frowned upon and can cost you a promotion or assignment. Office culture is one of playing favorites which lends to tension, resentments, backstabbing. Promotion w/o training for the next levels. Many promoted to manager w/o anyone or anything to manage. Just a title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide management training. Playing favorites etc. and allowing sense of entitlement is coming from the departmental head. They are allowing this culture to grow and manifest to the point that no respect given to Sr. executives. Rules and regulations are not evenly applied.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. Freelance Graphic Designer

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    Former Employee - Freelance Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at NFL

    Pros

    Friendly and collaborative staff. Overall, great working environment.

    Cons

    You don’t go home at 5.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Top heavy. Lots of VPs and directors. No room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NFL

    Pros

    Watching football and free food during game days.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. You are expected to work more than 40+ hours a week, and weekends.
    Only people from product and marketing and sales get promoted.
    Open positions are mostly filled externally. I have yet to see an internal candidate get an executive role.
    Turnover is high whenever new leadership comes in.
    Management tries to "fix" things that aren't broken.
    Tough to get hired full-time. If you are not in product or sales, you have no chance on getting on-boarded as a full time employee.
    Favoritism is rampant. Not everyone is given an opportunity to attend events like the Super Bowl. The same people goes to Super Bowl due to management preference.
    Communication is mediocre, at best.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company but managers are horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NFL

    Pros

    Great culture and workplace

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They all hate each other and put you in horrible positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smh

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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