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Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
71 Reviews
3.6
71 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person 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
  7.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NFL

    Pros

    Great pay, people are happy and the instructions and expectations are clear.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to intern! Learned a lot.

    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Technology Intern in New York, NY

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worse environment ever!

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate

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

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

    Pros

    Solid, secure. Football fans encouraged.

    Cons

    No career track, benefits are not what are promised when interviewing. Lack technological initiative. You also need to be part of the right group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It must be hard, but you need to give people a way to break through the silos and remember that there should be a more even playing field among colleagues, not such a distinct hierarchy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NFL Network Summer Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Met so many interesting people from around the business in LA. Got to work on set, in production rooms, at meetings with higher up managers. Also got great references to further my career path.

    Cons

    I would say if you're impatient and want to move up quickly, it's not for you. You have to earn your keep and show your mettle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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