NFL Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
62 Reviews
3.6
62 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Relaxed Lifestyle

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

    I worked at NFL as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very relaxed; especially in the off-season
    - Very nice perks
    - Flexible work hours

    Cons

    - Pay
    - Ambiguous goals at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better definition of job titles (i.e. too many cooks in the kitchen)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    There's always more to do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good direct manager, positive co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of support at times, limited time off, cheap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    cool job perks but poorly managed

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    Current Employee - Help Desk  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    if you like the NFL it's obviously got the cool factor, get to meet some players and staff, see behind the scenes of the Network and how things run. most of the on-air broadcasters are very cool, friendly, and easy to work with. occasionally get free swag or at least get a discount on nfl merch

    Cons

    hours are pretty intense, and poorly managed on all sides- the League doesn't care so much about efficiency as keeping the cash cow alive. way too many ego driven titles, lots of "vp" and it causes a poor environment in some areas. one of the most depressed work places I've ever been around actually. not much chance to grow on the IT side, they wanted everyone as a contractor and some were like that for over a decade. low pay, weak benefits at best because of this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hopefully they change to hire internally the IT talent, need to fix the internal environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NFL

    Pros

    Heck of a lot of fun to work here. Great pay and great employees.

    Cons

    Always lots to do, not really bad just expect it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont have any

  6.  

    A job of a lifetime

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    Current Employee - Vice President Advertising & Design Group  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Advertising & Design Group in New York, NY

    I have been working at NFL full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working for the most popular brand in America, if not the world is an amazing opportunity. The exposure and scale of projects you work on are immense and the popularity of the sport makes work exciting, fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity, although top level management positions are about as good as it gets and motivation for upward growth is diminished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get too full of yourself. The brand's popularity makes you better than you think you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    awesome player

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NFL

    Pros

    money, fame, and having fun

    Cons

    injuries, intense training and other things

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun, typical entry level job

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

    I worked at NFL part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are terrific. Passionate about sports. Everyone enjoys the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Long hours, average pay. What is generally expected when starting out in the real world. Promotions are near impossible to find. Work force is capped so as not to break the Leagues "charity" status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care a little more about the people below you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Waste of time

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

    I worked at NFL full-time

    Pros

    It sounds great to work for the NFL. Sadly, the perception of working for the company is the best thing about the job.

    Cons

    There is little to no opportunity for advancement. You should be prepared to be on call 24/7 and not expect any sort of recognition.
    Employee morale is dismal. No one is happy to be there. The company expects the world from their employees and does not reward them accordingly.
    No NFL perks such as tickets.
    The NY League office could care less about the LA team. Little to no effort is put into making the employees (at least in LA) feel like part of the NFL family.
    When walking into the office you don't know you are at the NFL. The decor is non-descriptive and boring.
    The HR leadership in the Culver City office come across as extremely arrogant which is odd because the consensus around the office is leadership doesn't know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former player

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at NFL as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and culture. The height of the profession.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover, high stress environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    NFL

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people and the #1 Sport in America

    Cons

    Could use bonus and Commisions in each quarter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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