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Updated April 23, 2015
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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. Manager

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

    I have been working at NFL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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

  2. 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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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

  3. Digital team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NFL full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere most of the time. Lots of football! TV at your desk. A website that you know is being read. Pay is good. Pension.

    Cons

    Sometimes hostile atmosphere. Frat-boy mentality. Too many bosses and it leads to mass confusion and miscommunication.

    Advice to Management

    More clear instruction, less yelling

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  5. Helpful (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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Respect hours well and have a great rate.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  6. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    room to move up, friendly and laid back coworkers

    Cons

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

  8. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Training and Development goes a long way

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Show more attention to every single person.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not all that's glitters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NFL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.

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